Quick Update

Tysall placing a Datum Point Marker Divers recovering trash from site Throttle Gauge of the USS Monitor 27 July 1997 All of the members of this expedition were instructed to meet at Teach’s Lair at 10:00 a.m. After all of the gear was stowed and secured, the initial briefings were …

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Introduction

Launching of the Monitor The wreck of the USS Monitor is perhaps the most famous in the United States. The site became the first Marine Sanctuary designated by the United States Government on January 30, 1975. Since that time, many research dives have been conducted in an effort to help …

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The Abyss

Map of the Abyss cave We tie off on a stalactite We enter the cave through the hydrogen sulfide Matt unclipping the reel we pass a lost lobster trap on descent Matt ties off on the bottom On our previous visit to Belize in November 1995, we’d heard from Frank …

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Matt’s Report

Preparing and mixing Matt exiting ‘Dill’s Cave’ after sampling Steve surveys the gallery “The Great Blue Hole” located on Lighthouse Reef, an atoll approximately 50 miles east of Belize in Central America is an incredible place to see…and dive. It is the water-bound equivalent to the Acropolis in grandeur and …

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