|Over the wreck of the S.S. Atlantic with Gary Gentile and John Moyer 1981|
Over the wreck of the S.S. Atlantic.
Here, Gary Gentile first touted the phrase "If you can hook it, we can dive it". With breakers surrounding us and an alarmed captain manning the helm, we bowed out lest we sink our boat over the wreck. It doesn't get much better than this when creating a legendary adventure...
I thank you Gary for that invitation on a that first "once in a life time" adventure, that happened over and over for the past few decades of our returns.
North Atlantic Adventures....since 1981
Atlantic Divers has been exploring remote Northern Maine and Canada for more than 3 decades!
North Atlantic Adventures to the edge and beyond...
An annual expedition that combines camping, exploring and wreck diving.
|photo by Mike Boring on 2010 30th Expedition|
Some more great Mike Boring images...
Some bottles and clay pipes from past Northern Adventures
Atlantic Divers 30th North Atlantic Anniversary Expedition:
|The White Star Line steamer Atlantic which sank near Halifax in 1873. With over 500 fatalities, the Atlantic wreck was one of the worst shipwreck disasters prior to the Titanic.|
|A.W. Perrry wrecked on Chebucto Head|
|S.S. Deliverance sank off the entrance to Herring Cove. It was a steam-engined diving tender that sank after a collision with the steamer Regin in 1917.|
|washed ashore from Halifax explosion.|
|Kenkerry AGROUND AND WRECKED AT BLACK ROCK POINT, NEAR PORTUGUESE COVE, NOVA SCOTIA, JANUARY 17, 1935, IN BALLAST FROM HAVANA, CUBA. The captain was lost when the breeches buoy line broke and he fell into the water.|
|The British Freedom and the Athelviking, both tankers, were torpedoed by a German U-boat on the same day in 1944 off the mouth of Halifax Harbour. The British Freedom sank off Chebucto Head on January 14, 1945 .|
|Martin Van Buren|
|Daniel Steinman, a 1790 ton steamship that struck Mad Rock Shoal in 1884|
|Halifax explosion remnants after disaster|
|Uranium off Chebucto Head|
Making it happen in between huricanes: http://atlanticdivers.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=3644713
|harbor gun emplacements|
|Searching off Mad Rock|
Beyond the edge of the North Atlantic Adventures
No Man is an Island
I shared an unique and memorable experience this summer on St. Paul’s Island, Nova Scotia which is located in the Cabot Strait. An abandoned island where numerous shipwrecks were lost and hundreds lost their lives conceding to the elements. Our group was briefly marooned on this deserted island when a violent storm engulfed us. We were battered by 60 mile per hour winds with seas breaking over 20 feet, that surrounded the small island. Read more of this adventure.....
|rocky coast of a lonesome island in the Cabot Straits|
|Mighty John Galvin|
|no cell service here|
|dramatic jagged shore line approach|
|enjoying the peace|