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    "Acorazado España" wreck Expedition

    HI

    Last thuesday finally we could dive this mitic wreck in the north of Spain in the Cantabric sea. Took us some time to prepare everything and after some cancelation because the weather, finally we did it.

    It was early in the mornig and everybody was excited. Good weather, warm sun in the sky and the sea was quite flat.

    Two rebreather divers, Meg and Inspi, and 4 OC Trimix divers plus two safety divers.

    The werck lies in 72 mtrs with the botton to the sun. 140 mtrts long wreck between 66 and 72 mtrs.

    Fist, RB dives, 15 minutes later Oc divers.

    We arrived to the wreck and the visibility was good 6/8 mtrs. We were in the back of the werck, close to the propelers. We saw a big gun, some artifacts, and other pieces of the boat and we spend 37 minutes in the botton.

    Once in the rope to make the decompresion, we say bye, bye to the "España" and we now know for sure that we will come back soon.

    Here you have a video from the expedition.


    I have just to say thank you to Leo del Rincon fron Mourosub, Dani for the effort to make this possible, and to Miguel "El Coronel" for been waiting for this dive more than 10 years and that day was is birthday.
    Also to the rest of the team. Thanks. Eskerrik Asko.

    Cheers

    Mikel-Deko

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    Re: "Acorazado España" wreck Expedition

    Hey Mikel,

    Great stuff mate, well done. did anyone take any still pictures? What is the history behind the wreck?

    All the best

    Pete Mes


    Quote Originally Posted by Mikel-Deko  View Original Post
    HI

    Last thuesday finally we could dive this mitic wreck in the north of Spain in the Cantabric sea. Took us some time to prepare everything and after some cancelation because the weather, finally we did it.

    It was early in the mornig and everybody was excited. Good weather, warm sun in the sky and the sea was quite flat.

    Two rebreather divers, Meg and Inspi, and 4 OC Trimix divers plus two safety divers.

    The werck lies in 72 mtrs with the botton to the sun. 140 mtrts long wreck between 66 and 72 mtrs.

    Fist, Rebreather dives, 15 minutes later Oc divers.

    We arrived to the wreck and the visibility was good 6/8 mtrs. We were in the back of the werck, close to the propelers. We saw a big gun, some artifacts, and other pieces of the boat and we spend 37 minutes in the botton.

    Once in the rope to make the decompresion, we say bye, bye to the "España" and we now know for sure that we will come back soon.

    Here you have a video from the expedition.

    http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHG7qUHBHAU

    I have just to say thank you to Leo del Rincon fron Mourosub, Dani for the effort to make this possible, and to Miguel "El Coronel" for been waiting for this dive more than 10 years and that day was is birthday.
    Also to the rest of the team. Thanks. Eskerrik Asko.

    Cheers

    Mikel-Deko

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    Re: "Acorazado España" wreck Expedition

    Hi Pete

    Yes, they are some pictures taken from the wreck but i don't have them yet.

    To star with, you hav some little info here Acorazado España. (in Spanish)

    This was a war wreck named "Alfonso XIII". WAs take by Franco and re-named it as "España".

    One day, comming back to Santander (North of Spain), she its a friend mine and sank.

    Now lies in 72 mtrs of water upside down.

    In the moment i've some pictures i wil put them here.

    Best

    Mikel

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