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Andrea Doria expeditions, July 2019, off of the "Ol Salty II"

Discussion in 'Wreck Diving' started by wcs563, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. wcs563

    wcs563 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New York, NY

    Compilation of two trips to the Andrea Doria in July 2019. First trip was John Chatterton's charter, second was an open boat. On both trips we enjoyed near perfect weather. Plenty of wildlife abounded with finback whales, sunfish, blue sharks, great white shark, and the mates and guests caught hundreds of pounds of cod which we enjoyed for several meals. We tied into the stern, and lots of china and other artifacts were recovered, such as kitchen door, acorn lamp, and endless other pieces. The weather was calm enough that I took the Nauticam housed Nikon D 850 rig down three times. Most of the china was recovered in the debris field, as you can see in this video. Wreck is still possible to penetrate for sure, there is a lot of history here and the 700' long wreck is massive. I would certainly go back time and time again. Next year, Capt. Nick Caruso already has one trip sold out, and will schedule at least one more excursion. I hope you enjoy the video, and as always, dive safe.
    eleniel, Dark Wolf, hammet and 6 others like this.
  2. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Australia
    Nice vid!! Thanks for sharing.
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  3. ReadyDiverOne

    ReadyDiverOne ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Central
    Unbelievable, easier to go to the moon, less gear! Well done!!
  4. dberry

    dberry Hydrophilic ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philadelphia
    Great Video, and incredible surface conditions for those dives! I imagine entry and exit would look a little different under more typical Atlantic conditions!
  5. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
    Great video Dan. Guess I gotta fill those tanks again...
  6. KentB

    KentB Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Rather be under water
  7. Robbie Ost

    Robbie Ost DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Great Video! Great Divers! Great Wreck AND conditions!
    So why if I may ask did you not penetrate?
    Just curious..
    Thanks for sharing!

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