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Wreck diving

Index Wreck diving

Wreck diving is recreational diving where the wreckage of ships, aircraft and other artificial structures are explored. [1]

100 relations: Admiralty chart, American Civil War, American Nitrox Divers International, Anchor, Archaeology of shipwrecks, Artificial reef, Aviation archaeology, Battle of Hampton Roads, Brazil, Breathing gas, British Virgin Islands, Cape Hatteras, Chuuk Lagoon, Coron Island, Cultural heritage, Cyprus, Decompression practice, Decompression sickness, Deep diving, Diamond Shoal Light, Diving shot, Federated States of Micronesia, Fernando de Noronha, Finning techniques, Fishing line, Fishing net, Florida, Florida Public Archaeology Network, Frederiksted Pier, Gary Gentile, Grappling hook, Graveyard of the Atlantic, Great Lakes, Grenada, Hurricane Hugo, International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers, List of diver certification organizations, List of shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly, Lists of shipwrecks, Marine biology, Marine salvage, Maritime archaeology, Maritime history, Marlborough Sounds, Michigan Underwater Preserves, MS Mikhail Lermontov, MS Zenobia, MV Bianca C, Nautical Archaeology Society, Nautical chart, ..., Netherlands Antilles, North Carolina, Orkney, Outer Banks, Pernambuco, Porcelain, Porthole, Professional Association of Diving Instructors, Professional diving, Protection of Military Remains Act 1986, Protection of Wrecks Act 1973, Queen Anne's Revenge, Receiver of Wreck, Recife, Recreational diver training, Recreational diving, Reef, Rule of thirds (diving), Saint Croix, Scotland, Scuba diving, Scuba Diving International, Shadow Divers, Shipwreck, Sidemount diving, Silt out, Sinking ships for wreck diving sites, SMS Geier, South African Heritage Resources Agency, Subic Bay, Surface marker buoy, Tableware, Technical diving, Technical Diving International, Torpedo Alley, Treasure hunting, Trimix (breathing gas), U-boat, Underwater archaeology, Underwater diving, UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, USCGC Spar (WLB-403), USS Aeolus (ARC-3), USS Indra (ARL-37), USS Monitor, USS Tarpon (SS-175), USS Yancey (AKA-93), Vanuatu, War grave, World War II. Expand index (50 more) »

Admiralty chart

Admiralty charts are nautical charts issued by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and subject to Crown Copyright.

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American Civil War

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.

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American Nitrox Divers International

American Nitrox Divers International (or ANDI) was founded by Ed Betts and Dick Rutkowski in 1988.

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An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current.

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Archaeology of shipwrecks

The archaeology of shipwrecks is the field of Archaeology specialized most commonly in the study and exploration of shipwrecks.

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Artificial reef

An artificial reef is a man-made underwater structure, typically built to promote marine life in areas with a generally featureless bottom, to control erosion, block ship passage, or improve surfing.

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Aviation archaeology

Aviation archaeology is a recognized sub-discipline within archaeology and underwater archaeology as a whole.

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Battle of Hampton Roads

The Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as either the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (or Virginia) or the Battle of Ironclads, was the most noted and arguably most important naval battle of the American Civil War from the standpoint of the development of navies.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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Breathing gas

A breathing gas is a mixture of gaseous chemical elements and compounds used for respiration.

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British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands (BVI), officially simply "Virgin Islands", are a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, to the east of Puerto Rico.

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Cape Hatteras

Cape Hatteras is a thin, broken strand of islands in North Carolina that arch out into the Atlantic Ocean away from the US mainland, then back toward the mainland, creating a series of sheltered islands between the Outer Banks and the mainland.

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Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk Lagoon, also previously known as Truk Lagoon, is a sheltered body of water in the central Pacific.

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Coron Island

Coron is the third-largest island in the Calamian Islands in northern Palawan in the Philippines.

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Cultural heritage

Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and preserved for the benefit of future generations.

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Cyprus (Κύπρος; Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.

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Decompression practice

The practice of decompression by divers comprises the planning and monitoring of the profile indicated by the algorithms or tables of the chosen decompression model, to allow asymptomatic and harmless release of excess inert gases dissolved in the tissues as a result of breathing at ambient pressures greater than surface atmospheric pressure, the equipment available and appropriate to the circumstances of the dive, and the procedures authorized for the equipment and profile to be used.

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Decompression sickness

Decompression sickness (DCS; also known as divers' disease, the bends, aerobullosis, or caisson disease) describes a condition arising from dissolved gases coming out of solution into bubbles inside the body on depressurisation.

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Deep diving

Deep diving is underwater diving to a depth beyond the norm accepted by the associated community.

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Diamond Shoal Light

Diamond Shoal Light is an inactive off-shore lighthouse marking Diamond Shoals off Cape Hatteras.

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Diving shot

A diving shot, or more formally, diving shot line is an item of diving equipment consisting of a weight (the shot), a line and a buoy.

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Federated States of Micronesia

The Federated States of Micronesia (abbreviated FSM and also known simply as Micronesia) is an independent sovereign island nation and a United States associated state consisting of four states from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosraethat are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean.

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Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, offshore from the Brazilian coast.

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Finning techniques

Finning techniques are the skills and methods used by swimmers and underwater divers to propel themselves through the water and to maneuver when wearing swimfins.

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Fishing line

A fishing line is a cord used or made for angling.

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Fishing net

A fishing net is a net used for fishing.

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Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Florida Public Archaeology Network

The Florida Public Archaeology Network, or FPAN, is a state supported organization of regional centers dedicated to public outreach and assisting Florida municipalities and the Florida Division of Historical Resources "to promote the stewardship and protection of Florida's archaeological resources." -- FAQ page FPAN was established in 2004, upon legislation that sought to establish a "Florida network of public archaeology centers to help stem the rapid deterioration of this state’s buried past and to expand public interest in archaeology." -- Chapter 267.145.

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Frederiksted Pier

The Frederiksted Pier (officially named: Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility) is the 1,526-foot (0.465 km or 0.29 mile), deep water, cruise ship pier located in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Gary Gentile

Gary Gentile (born 1946) is an American author and pioneering technical diver.

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Grappling hook

A grappling hook or grapnel is a device with multiple hooks (known as claws or flukes), attached to a rope; it is thrown, dropped, sunk, projected, or fastened directly by hand to where at least one hook may catch and hold.

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Graveyard of the Atlantic

Graveyard of the Atlantic is a nickname of treacherous waters and location of numerous shipwrecks off the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Great Lakes

The Great Lakes (les Grands-Lacs), also called the Laurentian Great Lakes and the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.

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Grenada is a sovereign state in the southeastern Caribbean Sea consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines island chain.

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Hurricane Hugo

Hurricane Hugo was a powerful Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread damage and loss of life in Guadeloupe, Saint Croix, Puerto Rico, and the Southeast United States.

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International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers

The International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD) is a scuba diving organization concerned with certification and training in recreational diving, technical diving, cave diving, wreck diving, rebreather diving and diver leadership.

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List of diver certification organizations

This page lists notable underwater diver certification agencies.

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List of shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly

The list of shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly is a list of ships which sank on or near the Isles of Scilly.

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Lists of shipwrecks

This is an index of lists of shipwrecks (i.e. sunken or grounded ships whose remains have been located), sorted by region.

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Marine biology

Marine biology is the scientific study of marine life, organisms in the sea.

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Marine salvage

Marine salvage is the process of recovering a ship and its cargo after a shipwreck or other maritime casualty.

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Maritime archaeology

Maritime archaeology (also known as marine archaeology) is a discipline within archaeology as a whole that specifically studies human interaction with the sea, lakes and rivers through the study of associated physical remains, be they vessels, shore side facilities, port-related structures, cargoes, human remains and submerged landscapes.

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Maritime history

Maritime history is the study of human interaction with and activity at sea.

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Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds are an extensive network of sea-drowned valleys at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Michigan Underwater Preserves

Michigan Underwater Preserves or Michigan Bottomland Preserves are protected areas of the Great Lakes on Michigan's coast.

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MS Mikhail Lermontov

MS Mikhail Lermontov was an ocean liner owned by the Soviet Union's Baltic Shipping Company, built in 1972 by V.E.B. Mathias-Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany.

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MS Zenobia

MS Zenobia was a Swedish built Challenger-class RO-RO ferry launched in 1979 that capsized and sank in the Mediterranean sea, close to Larnaca, Cyprus, in June 1980 on her maiden voyage.

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MV Bianca C

The Bianca C was a passenger ship that sank on two occasions, the first time in France before being completed, and the second time after an explosion and fire off the island of Grenada.

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Nautical Archaeology Society

The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) is a charity registered in England and Wales The Nautical Archaeology Society is registered charity number 264209 and in Scotland and is a company limited by guarantee.

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Nautical chart

A nautical chart is a graphic representation of a maritime area and adjacent coastal regions.

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Netherlands Antilles

The Netherlands Antilles (Nederlandse Antillen,; Papiamentu: Antia Hulandes) was a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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North Carolina

North Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Orkney (Orkneyjar), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of Great Britain.

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Outer Banks

The Outer Banks (OBX) is a string of barrier islands and spits off the coast of North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, on the east coast of the United States.

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Pernambuco is a state of Brazil, located in the Northeast region of the country.

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Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between.

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A porthole, sometimes called bull's-eye window or bull's-eye, is a generally circular window used on the hull of ships to admit light and air.

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Professional Association of Diving Instructors

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is a recreational diving membership and diver training organization founded in 1966 by John Cronin and Ralph Erickson.

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Professional diving

Professional diving is diving where the divers are paid for their work.

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Protection of Military Remains Act 1986

The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 (1986 c. 35) is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom which provides protection for the wreckage of military aircraft and designated military vessels.

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Protection of Wrecks Act 1973

The Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 (c. 33) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which provides protection for designated shipwrecks.

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Queen Anne's Revenge

Queen Anne's Revenge was an early-18th-century frigate, most famously used as a flagship by the pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach).

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Receiver of Wreck

The Receiver of Wreck is an official who administers law dealing with maritime wrecks and salvage in some countries having a British administrative heritage.

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Recife is the fourth-largest urban agglomeration in Brazil with 3,995,949 inhabitants, the largest urban agglomeration of the North/Northeast Regions, and the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco in the northeast corner of South America.

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Recreational diver training

Recreational diver training is the process of developing knowledge and understanding of the basic principles, and the skills and procedures for the use of scuba equipment so that the diver is able to dive for recreational purposes with acceptable risk using the type of equipment and in similar conditions to those experienced during training.

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Recreational diving

Recreational diving or sport diving is diving for the purpose of leisure and enjoyment, usually when using scuba equipment.

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A reef is a bar of rock, sand, coral or similar material, lying beneath the surface of water.

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Rule of thirds (diving)

In scuba diving, the rule of thirds is a rule of thumb used by divers to plan dives so they have enough breathing gas remaining in their diving cylinder at the end of the dive to be able to complete the dive safely.

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Saint Croix

Saint Croix is an island in the Caribbean Sea, and a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States.

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scuba diving

Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater.

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Scuba Diving International

Scuba Diving International (SDI) is a Scuba training and certification agency.

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Shadow Divers

Shadow Divers (published in 2004) is a non-fictional book by Robert Kurson recounting of the discovery of a World War II German U-boat off the coast of New Jersey, United States in 1991.

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A shipwreck is the remains of a ship that has wrecked, which are found either beached on land or sunken to the bottom of a body of water.

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Sidemount diving

Sidemount is a scuba diving equipment configuration which has scuba sets mounted alongside the diver, below the shoulders and along the hips, instead of on the back of the diver.

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Silt out

A silt out is a situation when underwater visibility is rapidly reduced to functional zero by disturbing fine particulate deposits on the bottom or other solid surfaces.

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Sinking ships for wreck diving sites

Sinking ships for wreck diving sites is the practice of scuttling old ships to produce artificial reefs suitable for wreck diving, to benefit from commercial revenues from recreational diving of the shipwreck, or to produce a diver training site.

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SMS Geier

SMS Geier ("His Majesty's Ship Vulture") was an unprotected cruiser of the built for the German Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine).

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South African Heritage Resources Agency

The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is the national administrative body responsible for the protection of South Africa's cultural heritage.

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Subic Bay

Subic Bay is a bay on the west coast of the island of Luzon in the Philippines, about northwest of Manila Bay.

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Surface marker buoy

A surface marker buoy, SMB or simply a blob is a buoy used by scuba divers, with a line, to indicate the diver's position to their surface safety boat while the diver is underwater.

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Tableware are the dishes or dishware used for setting a table, serving food and dining.

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Technical diving

Technical diving (also referred to as tec diving or tech diving) is scuba diving that exceeds the agency-specified limits of recreational diving for non-professional purposes.

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Technical Diving International

Technical Diving International (TDI) claims to be the largest technical diving certification agency in the world, and one of the first agencies to offer mixed gas and rebreather training.

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Torpedo Alley

The Torpedo Alley, or Torpedo Junction, off North Carolina, is one of the graveyards of the Atlantic Ocean, named for the high number of attacks on Allied shipping by German U-boats in World War II.

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Treasure hunting

Treasure hunting is the physical search for treasure.

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Trimix (breathing gas)

Trimix is a breathing gas consisting of oxygen, helium and nitrogen and is often used in deep commercial diving, during the deep phase of dives carried out using technical diving techniques, and in advanced recreational diving.

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U-boat is an anglicised version of the German word U-Boot, a shortening of Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat".

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Underwater archaeology

Underwater archaeology is archaeology practiced underwater.

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Underwater diving

Underwater diving, as a human activity, is the practice of descending below the water's surface to interact with the environment.

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UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

The Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage is a treaty that was adopted on 2 November 2001 by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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USCGC Spar (WLB-403)

USCGC Spar (WLB-403) was a sea going buoy tender.

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USS Aeolus (ARC-3)

USS Aeolus (ARC-3) began service as, an built by the Walsh-Kaiser Co., Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island.

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USS Indra (ARL-37)

USS Indra (ARL-37) was one of 39 ''Achelous''-class landing craft repair ships built for the United States Navy during World War II.

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USS Monitor

USS Monitor was an iron-hulled steamship.

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USS Tarpon (SS-175)

USS Tarpon (SS-175), second ship of this name, was laid down on 22 December 1933 at Groton, Connecticut, by the Electric Boat Corporation; launched on 4 September 1935; sponsored by Miss Eleanore Katherine Roosevelt, daughter of Assistant Secretary of the Navy Henry L. Roosevelt; and commissioned on 12 March 1936, Lt.

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USS Yancey (AKA-93)

USS Yancey (AKA-93/LKA-93) was an built by the Moore Dry Dock Company of Oakland, California for the United States Navy during World War II.

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Vanuatu (or; Bislama, French), officially the Republic of Vanuatu (République de Vanuatu, Bislama: Ripablik blong Vanuatu), is a Pacific island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean.

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War grave

A war grave is a burial place for members of the armed forces or civilians who died during military campaigns or operations.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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