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Oceanos Wreck Dive

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Feb 27, 2003
Hi all

On the 5th and 7th of May 2003, a South African dive team, along with American explorer and producer Paul Heinerth, successfully dived the wreck of the Oceanos. The wreck lies 5km off the Wild Coast region of South Africa in 92m of water on the western edge of the mighty Agulhas Current. This current can reach speeds in excess of 7 knots and is probably the most powerful current in the world. Access is gained through the remote and rural area of the Transkei, which meant that all equipment - compressors, boats, medical and evacuation facilities needed to be transported and on standby. Hospital facilities for critical DCS treatment is 4hr's away by helicopter...

I asked Paul how he would rate the Oceanos in terms of difficulty and he said: "If we take everything into consideration, the Oceanos is probably one of the most, if not the most, difficult wreck in the world to dive."

To date, the wreck has only been reached 4 times since its sinking in 1991.

For more information, go to our website at http://www.oceanosdive.com

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Philip van Rensburg
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