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Divers inside the hold of the Tabarka, Scapa Flow


Photo copyright Joe Ryan.
Divers inside the hold of the Tabarka on the Shot Line, Scapa Flow, UK

On Midsummers Day in 1919, a German Admiral ordered the German High Seas Fleet to be scuttled. Seventy-four German ships had been anchored at the Orkney Islands of Scotland. They were sunk to prevent them being divided up amongst the allies. Many of the ships were recovered for salvage; but those remaining submerged have helped make Scapa Flow into one of the most popular dive sites in Europe.

Further Reading
Dive Scapa Flow by Lawson Wood. Read our review... The Bull & The Barriers - The Wrecks of Scapa Flow by Lawson Wood, 2001, Tempus Publishing, Hardback.
The Underwater Photographer: Digital and Traditional Techniques by Martin Edge, Paperback, 536 pages (2009)
Adobe Photoshop for Underwater Photographers by J & S Drafahl, 224 pages (2007).