View Full Version : Black Sea Wrecks

02-20-2008, 10:41
Most of my "knowledge" of the Black Sea is based on Clive Custler novels. Something about it has always drawn my attention. I've heard somewhere that due to some chemistry type thing, wooden wrecks are very well preserved below a certain depth. Does anybody know if there is any truth to that?

Is the Black Sea really a good wreck diving destination?

I recently read an article about a dive team that found some old submarines in the Black Sea (Hitler's Lost Fleet | www.Hungry4Adventure.com (http://www.hungry4adventure.com/DisplayArticle.aspx?ArticleID=52)) - it kinda makes it sound like maybe a lot of the Black Sea is quite deep. Anybody know if there is any truth to that?

02-20-2008, 11:41
Clive Cussler novels are awesome I have read them all except for the 2 non fiction ones he has. As to your ? no clue lol I want to say that the black sea is more saline but then thinking well if it was wouldnt the material be degraded by the salt faster so idk

02-20-2008, 12:08
I have never dove the Black Sea region....but found this link interesting:

Russalka Diving Club (http://www.bswreckdiving.com/2006/program1_eng.php)

02-25-2008, 17:55
The nonfiction Cussler books - Sea Hunters and Sea Hunters II are have some interesting history, not much actual diving.

02-25-2008, 17:59
That Russalka Diving Club has some pretty cool sounding dive packages. I may have to start saving up for a trip - that Black Sea just keeps calling me.