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Kea island eyes future as mecca for divers


After the invitation by the Mayor of Kea on 30th March 2016 a high ranking Greek Government Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Mr. Terence Quick visited Kea island. Among other discussions, the government has pledged to back an ambitious scheme by local authorities on the island of Kea to build a state-of-the-art diving exhibition center, which will familiarize visitors with its underwater shipwrecks and other treasures.

“The island of Kea could become an internationally renowned diving center with its museum-shipwrecks under the surface of the sea,” said the deputy minister to the prime minister, Terence Quick, Thursday.

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Read the full article here: www.ekathimerini.com/207516/article/ekathimerini/news/kea-island-eyes-future-as-mecca-for-divers which was also reposted in the prestigious GREECE IS magazine: www.greece-is.com/news/kea-island-eyes-future-mecca-divers/

Note: both ekathimerini.com and greeceis.com  are Media Sponsors to our event 😉

In addition, while at it we recommend to read another article titled:

Wreck Diving in Greece: Top 10 Wrecks you Should Dive

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History Returns to Kea-Tzia


In the issue of 20/3/16 KATHIMERINI’s Sunday magazine “KAPPA”, an 8 page article about our event was published! 😎. We thank our contributing photographers Helen Tsopouropoulou and Derk Remmers for their magnificent images.

Αν χάσατε το αφιέρωμα της ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗΣ 20/3/16 στο περιοδικό ΚΑΠΠΑ, Mε τίτλο ‘Η ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΕΠΙΣΤΡΕΦΕΙ ΣΤΗ ΤΖΙΑ’ ανοίξτε τις φώτο του άλμπουμ ή επισκεφτείτε την ιστοσελίδα της ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗΣ: www.kathimerini.gr/853830/gallery/epikairothta/ellada/h-istoria-epistrefei-sthn-tzia

Επίσης την Τρίτη 29/3/2016 κατά τις 11:30 στην εκπομπή της Άννας Μπουσδούκου “ΤΩΡΑ” στο ΣΚΑΙ TV, ο Δήμαρχος Κέας Γιάννης Ευαγγέλου, ο Πρόεδρος του ΣΦΚ Βύρων Ρηγινός και ο Υπεύθυνος Marketing της διοργάνωσης Γιάννης Τζαβελάκος, θα παρουσιάσουν την εκδήλωση για τα “100 Χρόνια Ναυάγια της Κέας”. Μη τη χάσετε!
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Presentation of “Mystery of the Last Olympian”


Within the DEMA Show 2015 in Orlando, FL, Richie Kohler, a world-known technical diver-explorer and a good friend of ours, presented his book “Mystery of the Last Olympian”. The crew of U Boat Navigator has assisted Richie during the final stage of his exploration so that everyone could enjoy reading his book about Britannic very soon – in February 2016.

“The book details the mysterious sinking Titanic’s sister ship Britannic. Most people know the story of Titanic, but do not know she had two sisters, the Olympic and the Britannic. Britannic was the largest ship sunk during World War one and for almost 100 years there were many questions that couldn’t be answered about her mysterious sinking, until now”.

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Richie and his team joined our expedition in summer 2015, on board of the U Boat Navigator research vessel, to once again submerge to the wreck of Britannic. Richie has been diving to Britannic’s wreck for many years, and this time with our support he performed a unique dive, collecting precious materials that now allowed him to finally finish his book. Everyone did their best to have this book completed by year 2016 – to commemorate a 100-year-anniversary since Britannic and many other ships [as Burdigla], that served during WWI went to rest.

American team of technical divers “Explorers Club” submerged to the wreck of the legendary hospital ship under the supervision of U-Boat team in Triton 3300/3 submersible constantly lighting their path by its beams, cameras and ROV. Having the ability to use our vessel’s diving bell made it a much more pleasant experience as their decompression stops became significantly more comfortable.
Our team on the other hand, had a great time working with the highly trained group of divers devoted to what they do.

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It was also remarkable to find people who are as inspired by this ship and her story as we are and who’s goals and interests meet ours in so many ways.

We are already looking forward to our further mutual projects with Richie and Explores Club. And, of course, we can’t wait to get ahold of a copy of “Mystery of the Last Olympian”. This book, written by Richie Kohler and Charlie Hudson will be out in February 2016.

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