tv [untitled] November 14, 2010 1:30pm-2:00pm EST
to me this is the most important part of the year when you come here your one on one with you forget all about civilization. when the. blank spots left people with a passion for exploration dive down deep. looking for adventure. some dive for the sake of scientific research others hunting for treasures from times past. undersea world is one of possibilities unimaginable.
hi glad to see. this campus been pitched on the sure of the black sea every year for the last fifteen. the current strait is a strip of water four kilometers wide it separates ukrainian crimea from russian territory. in one thousand nine hundred three during world war two the most terrible battles shook this region. distrait waters dozens of soviet and german ships sunk in around the same time. the expedition members have only four days to explore the ships at the top of the list is a soviet armored boat sunk in the summer of one nine hundred forty three. there were two gun terrorists our task is to look over everything here and prepare a detailed report. according to satellite imaging the boat is not far from the
shore and is at a considerably shallow depth. however the divers are not expecting much from the first dish even knowing its exact location they doubt they'll find a boat in the opaque waters of the black sea. but if i go. first air in one tank will be sufficient for two hours according to the schedule the initial dive is not to last more than forty minutes but the for about an hour under the surface when they come up the reason for the delay becomes apparent they found their boat if. it.
was there we saw the gun turret the. fit there is support of the gun tower and the machine. will write down a description in a minute for. at the same time several thousand kilometers to the east another expedition is setting off from the bank of the world's deepest freshwater lake lake baikal. to the people on this march floating on a huge lake is the same as being in outer space they see. of themselves as astronauts of the aquatic world and their deep sea submersibles look much like spacecraft. meet mir one in year two machines designed during the soviet period back in the one nine hundred eighty s. these water craft can dive to a depth of six thousand meters however they won't need to reach the dead keep in my car is the deepest parts of the lake are within one and
a half kilometers of the surface. me to depths fourteen hundred fifteen mrs at the boss from. the motor motor near one finished taking samples begin the bailing. it's the third expedition of the submarines in my call within two months the hydra nuts plan to perform many experiments during dozens of individual dives. which with us move abroad this time we will perform very accurate exploration in order to make a water analysis chart find out the chemical composition of the sediment and to finish the research on the geology old lake by call of. good luck on the sofa we go. to let the expedition begin.
five men a dog and then both always does the old for travelling the expedition starts in st petersburg their destination the russian river volkov. just where sail into the river volkov. is one of the areas where we try to trick the old water routes in olden times the majority of trips where the water. is predicament and is sail over the sea into the mouth of a river and then head upstream to a certain city. many boats stayed in a permanent moring along st petersburg him banquets many ships were turned into restaurants but the explorers are not interested in these boats they're attracted by untouched history such as the sunken vessels. and by sea you experience the strongest emotion use when you dive and finding new untouched ship and see things nobody would expect. there are
many ships in the gulf of finland having seen any by me. the next day the expedition heads across lake lot to go to the river. it's an old russian waterway and the real paradise for underwater explores. were used in a trade. to use a different circumstances. when the ship sinks it stays at the river. and ends up being slowly colorless sand and silt. if you will try to find the old ships well to realize what they look like and how they worked. here because you have to dress as if you were the north. it's like
a skiing outfit. five on the right. members of the expedition start their work early in the morning. drop saying above the place they believe a merchant ship was sunk. a few brief instructions before the dive this sunken target sits in relatively shallow water and they'll be able to evaluate what state it's in. it lays along and it's rather big. so you can move. oh maybe closer to the shore and simply. i think you'll find the ship. i'm ready. the first dive last for half an hour but it's not as easy as they thought the visibility is poor and has to disappoint his colleagues.
to the bottom. up with. it's not the same as in the red sea. their colleagues looking for ships from the second in the black sea however positive result. video taken in a depth of seven meters clearly showing ship sank. from a german shell. after the first successful dive alexander head of the expedition formulates a plan on how to lift a fragment of the sunken boat. around it. and then we'll see if there is a shell left inside. the first day of the expedition comes
to an end. with oxygen divers go for a walk to have a look around. this to long to sure is related to research to a soviet squadron was here in one thousand nine hundred three. divers normally go underwater tonight they're going underground a long time ago soldiers would go through these dark damp corridors they bring shells here and take the wounded to a safe place quite often members of the expedition do things unrelated to underwater research their only make in this must be an emergency exit for fifteen years businessman alex has been funding expeditions to the black sea in search of sunken ships. i was born in ukraine. and
as a child i used to dive with a mask and a snorkel looking for sunken ships. and world war two landing craft. that's how i got interested in it. but well it's on the yoke and makes it back to dive in the black sea only once a year. i can't live without the sea he started diving when the first appeared in the soviet era initially he was interested in the traces of ancient greek settlements not artifacts of war. yeah. you know i once found a well under water but. there was a lot of anger on for as scattered around it would go. on and when i took one of them out i wanted to show it to everybody right away that they do know that i had it straight from the surface and jumped out of the water where they are in my hand
it's. decision day of the mirror expedition starts with some routine work but not all of it but this is our laboratory where we store our samples in refrigerators. there are some freezers assortment of the tables and other things little boards because of the living quarters and here is the toilets. and this is where we sleep an expedition just came in they're making themselves at home but. illegally stall from the buy call research institute will be our guide today he's probably the most anxious one waiting for the exhibition to begin only near submersibles are capable of reaching the depths needed to confirm his theory of how gas hydrates are formed some called these unique deep water compounds of water and methane the fuel of the future. these will be no we're going to the lake is four hundred meters deep in this about the gas hydrates become unstable above this level
we want to use this gas to form a hydrant on the surface but we're going to recorded on video to measure the temperature that they do if they need to go to the. mirrors are capable of remaining underwater for up to two days working on their own i nag is planning to spend at least eight hours looking for gas hydrates this scientists opportunities are limited as each dive cost several thousand dollars the next opportunity to see the bottom of the lake probably won't come any time soon. when the world has changed forever. thousands passed to nothingness. thousands wounded. and noone to suffer to the end of the land. it was the first
but probably not the last military uses of this weapon. call many more will be come. children come on get on in the future. for your economists are comfortable shuttle bus will take you to the spot. just a few hours from serving persian forest and scaring to scorn bears in your direction. on the move. crater. scorching soil and toward there are included. a photo of the wild lunar rover for free.
though so many years of past some former prisoners are still along. as well as good fortune. those so many years of past. summer hoping to find the same. others take their executioners and i'm longing for justice. those so many years of past and memory is still in my eyes as as well. eight. members of the expedition have a lot to do by themselves including cooking. to make this stage we will need
a lot of onion and a few carrots. is usually made with us we have none so we just use poultry. meanwhile the senior researcher is trying to figure out when the ship they're studying was built. is a russian ship the construction technique is russian weekend determine its age as of now let's just say it was built in the eighteenth century. however as the first dive shows detailed inspection could be a problem strong currents and murky waters make it hard to get a good look at the ship the divers boat maneuvers itself in position to drop anchor right above the ship. i've given up the lunch is ready you can he says while i may do some extra large portions so right here i go. will pull him out later on he won't
make it on his own with such a weight. an expedition to both of sunken ships is no punishment for these divers it's a vacation professional divers get their money from doing different kinds of work they spend most of their year studying the bottom of the baltic sea where russia is currently building a valuable gas pipeline that job is more difficult and the schedule is for a tighter. ship but a person usually visual associate. know that if a man finds himself lost in the forest or tundra or any other place that has no clear landmarks he starts going around in circles one leg is always stronger than the other one i have experienced this myself and it's the same on the water stronger than the other one. finds. four metres below the
surface. covered in silt and nets the ship is barely visible. over an hour underwater every minute he's at risk of being in tangled in the ship's fishing tackle. here. there are a lot of every ship has them that when there are many there in the vocal river the people have been on them up for decades and often the nets end up lost so they quinta boats and are dragged across the bottom and if you look at some ships you'll see that there are clumps of nets stuck to them you have to be very careful not to get cold when visibility is there spared the worst thing is to get snagged with. in that case you'll have to reach around your back to. the diver finally comes to the surface he was successful this time and this ship can be identified. here are the
rocks nails. the quality the iron is clear without corrosion points to the rather great age of the ship. sundries favorite design. this ship is loaded up with slabs of limestone the most valuable local community. doesn't have is. it four hundred meters deep depression is forty times as great as that on the surface complete darkness rain. down here. the only light source. is separated from the hostile environment by a thick layer of extra durable glass i've we have selected several samples the main thing is that we have found gas hydrates at the slope of the bed deposits have the second finding a bike i. stopped
right above the place where these unique chemical compounds. from the depths. of gives us a finding we were also. found the second point on. the surface is. probably what crews felt like when they submerged in the atlantic ocean to shoot footage eventually shown around the world. searchlights revealed the name of a sunken ship. i
can see he was easy to work with. was a pleasure. but i know that every time he comes. up with mint and the missions are always complicated. rumors about james cameron coming to lake baikal have been circulating ever since the expedition began none ever. one believed to famous director would make the dive but mr cameron couldn't turn down an invitation from. the two had worked together on titanic. went well it was very calm creative even. we had a rendezvous with mir two at the bottom we move smoothly in silence. james
cameron celebrated his fifty sixth birthday right before taking the plunge when he resurfaced he called it one of the most remarkable experiences he's ever had in. this completely unique situation deepest freshwater lake in the world it felt like being at the bottom of the ocean. this in petersburg expedition on the river is about to conclude they found several sunken russian barges over a five day period using sonar to go in. a sand bank. i'm sure we'll run into a ship since qantas numbers of them have sunk here over a thousand years. if you can see the shoreline here.
and this silhouette is probably a ship. our vessel will soon turn around and then we'll try inspecting it again. but still they can't manage to get a good look at the ships. it's hard to. put it on the table but wait. on this one since it's colored and that's. the visibility is only twenty centimeters. so. the divers in crew still consider the expedition a success their main objective of finding the sunken ships and charting them on maps has been completed. meanwhile on the shores of the black sea.
preditions is nearing its end the tenting will be gone tomorrow but there's still time for one last dive to submerge ship. a ship. is located seven meters from the surface. of a sunken ship it's a dream he can touch. bring to dry land this time. i think through ten days to spend here were quite fruitful of. course we couldn't bring up the turd but i think next year will be better. than. the expedition traditionally ends with the seaside picnic stories of shipwrecks are
told along with several inciting tales and bell merely running out of oxygen to morrow these tents will disappear from the coast of the curse straight. to the home of compressors pushing oxygen. into cylinders will fall silent and nobody will see the wreckage of ships hidden in a massive money water intil next year. wealthy british style.
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