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srdi
03-01-2017, 07:36 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3azBU3Ihdc

CraigofScotland
03-01-2017, 07:49 AM
Looks like a fun man made wreck, where is it? Canada I guess going by your location?


Although if I used my hands as much as y'all id be mocked by mates and made to buy pints. :D

srdi
13-01-2017, 08:03 AM
The 737 is the worlds first artificial reef created from a sunken Boeing 737. It was sunk in Chemanius. British Columbia.The plane is sitting up off the bottom resting on giant tripods which makes it extremely accessible from top to bottom.
The bottom tail rests at about 104 ft, the rear passenger doors are at 80ft, and the top of the tail is at about 60 ft.

cotochris
13-01-2017, 11:16 AM
I wonder how long the wreck is expected to last? Being Aluminium I would have thought it would be relatively low life span although being cold water that will help.

Can you dive into the cockpit?

ralphy
15-01-2017, 07:41 AM
I wonder how long the wreck is expected to last? Being Aluminium I would have thought it would be relatively low life span although being cold water that will help.

Can you dive into the cockpit?The videographer did. ;-)

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MikeF
15-01-2017, 09:11 AM
I wonder how long the wreck is expected to last? Being Aluminium I would have thought it would be relatively low life span although being cold water that will help.

Can you dive into the cockpit?

Why would it not last? Modern aircraft are mostly made of Aluminium, Titanium and composites all of which are more corrosion resistant than steel or iron shipwrecks. I've dived a fair few aircraft wrecks from ww2 where the aluminium bits are still in reasonably good condition.

Simon TW
15-01-2017, 11:54 AM
There's some old plane in Capernwray, have you seen the videos SRDI?

Allan Carr
15-01-2017, 02:35 PM
The WW2 flying boat in Truk Lagoon?

thistlediver
15-01-2017, 06:15 PM
The Catalina just off the Little Cumbrae slip in the Clyde was still in recognisable condition some forty years after being scuttled. I last dived it some 15 years ago and it was a in a sorry state so probably fifty years is about what would be expected. Probably a bit more at depth as surface wave action would have less effect on it.

cotochris
15-01-2017, 10:17 PM
I had the impression that thin Aluminium was more corrosive in salt water than thick steel in ships.

Baron015
15-01-2017, 10:41 PM
Planes that fell off the deck of the USS Saratoga in Bikini, they are in pretty good shape.


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srdi
17-04-2017, 06:38 AM
The videographer did. ;-)

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srdi
17-04-2017, 08:06 AM
Is it that one ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrZcauiJi9o