Freediving Wrecks

Exploring the MT Haven: a Freediving Film

by

This jaw-dropping film of world champion freedivers exploring the MT Haven will make you want to take freediving lessons immediately.

Like freediving pirates searching for lost bounty, world-champion freedivers Guillaume Néry, Morgan Bourc’his, and Rémy Dubern explore the wreck of the MT Haven in the Mediterranean Sea. Jérôme Espla shot this incredible film by Les Films Engloutis between 130 – 165 ft (40 – 50 m).

The MT Haven, formerly the Amoco Milford Haven was a crude-oil carrier. It infamously went down in 1991 while loaded with one million barrels of crude oil. The ship exploded, caught fire and subsequently sank off the coast of Genoa, Italy, killing six crew members. Up to 60,000 tons of oil spilled into the Mediterranean, fouling coastlines from Italy to southern France for the next 12 years.

The Haven is the largest shipwreck in the Mediterranean. It lies at a depth of 108 to 272 feet (33 to 83 m) off the coast of Genoa.

Have something to add to this post? Share it in the comments.

Scuba Diver Life videos

Parrotfish Mucus for Vampire Protection?

What’s the perfect recipe for getting a good night’s sleep when you’re surrounded by vampires?

by

Cave Diving – Cenote Nariz

Whether caves make you excited or queasy, you can’t deny the beauty of a cave like this with incredible formations and clear water.

by

Giant Cuttlefish Gathering in Whyalla

Every year giant cuttlefish gather together to court and mate. And every year some lucky divers get to witness it!

by

Trials, Recovery, and Vulnerability of our Coral Reefs

This short video, shot in Australia, shows how simultaneously vulnerable and resilient our coral reefs are in the face of bleaching.

by

Rare Shots of a Blue Whale Feeding

The biggest eats some of the smallest and we get to see it thanks to a drone.

by

Sleeping Sperm Whales

Sperm whales sleeping, and possibly dreaming, is an unusual sight to see.

by

Diver Pulls a Giant Fishhook Out of Lemon Shark

We hope all divers are as helpful as this one who removed a huge hook from a lemon shark’s belly.

by

South African Humpback Whale Party

Huge groups of humpback whales are being seen in South Africa – something only seen in recent years.

by