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ME 109 wreck dive

Article about: Hi guys i have just come back off holiday in Crete and had the good fortune to dive this while i was there. It lies 26m deep, the pilot was on his way back from Egypt and had to ditch becaus

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    Hi guys i have just come back off holiday in Crete and had the good fortune to dive this while i was there. It lies 26m deep, the pilot was on his way back from Egypt and had to ditch because he ran out of fuel, the tail end lies about 50m back at a depth of 30m there are three grouper fish living in it now and a mouray eel which i also seen. we had to wait untill there was no wind at all, before we could dive her and only just managed to dive her before i came back home. hope you like it as much as i did ,
    Ronnie ..

    Diving Messerschmitt 04_06_2010 004.AVI - YouTube

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    Hi guys i have just come back off holiday in Crete and had the good fortune to dive this while i was there. It lies 26m deep, the pilot was on his way back from Egypt and had to ditch because he ran out of fuel, the tail end lies about 50m back at a depth of 30m there are three grouper fish living in it now and a mouray eel which i also seen. we had to wait untill there was no wind at all, before we could dive her and only just managed to dive her before i came back home. hope you like it as much as i did ,
    Ronnie ..

    Diving Messerschmitt 04_06_2010 004.AVI - YouTube
    Awesome experience, lucky guy.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Hi Ronnie,

    Looks like a great dive! Do you know what model it is? Looking at the wide prop blades I'm thinking a late 'G' model, it's about right for the time frame, but I guess it could possibly be an 'F'.

    Hope you had a nice time, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Awesome!! I've dived for years and while shipwrecks are great theres just something special about aircraft wrecks. 26m is a nice pleasure dive depth and the viz looked great! About 7 years ago I dived the Solomon Islands (Tulagi) on a Japanese seaplane sunk at its moorings in 40m by US fighters and while the viz and the bottom time were limited, the experience was unforgettable!

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    On the same trip we dived 70m on a US destroyer and while that was an equally awesome (and fast, bottom time 7 min) dive, I have no photos as my housing was only rated to 40m!

    Any souvenirs?

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    Fantastic video, thanks for sharing it...must have been a great experience.

    Bring her up, she'll probably start first time!!!

    Regards

    Carl

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    Glenn i am with you on the shipwrecks there is something different about planes, this is only the second plane i have ever dived, also like you say a nice comfortable depth sounds like you have done some nice dives also i have done plenty of shipwrecks here in the uk and abroad my deepest wreck dive was 58m with 3ft viz (not the best), nothing like your 70m but i still havent got around to doing scappa flow, maybe next year
    didn't get any sovenirs of her as there were three german divers with me and it just felt wrong Ned i had a great time thank's and i am not sure about what model it is but i will try and find out. I am trying to find out who the pilot was as i have heard thet he was an ace so i will get back if i find out, thanks for all your comments guys
    cheers Ronnie

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    Wow, what a fantastic experience Ronnie, I am so envious

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Thanks Nick you can do it to matey just got to learn to dive get a few dives under your belt and your away ,

    cheers Ronnie

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    Nice one Ronnie !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Paul did you ever sort out that dive on the tank you were telling me and John B about?,
    thanks for comment Ronnie

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