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Shipwreck hunter discovers carcass of planes and boats under the sea


A man by the name of Tobias Friedrich, a shipwreck hunter and underwater photographer, captured the carcase of ships, planes and aircraft carriers while visiting countries including Papua New Guinea, Malta, Corsica, Egypt, Jordan and Barbados.

The 35-year-old from Wiesbaden, Germany, explained that he got a thrill from exploring wrecks.

Mr Friedrich said: “Diving into a wreck is like diving into a cave.

“There is usually no direct way out to the surface so you need to be sure that your dive equipment is working and that you have enough air in your tank before you enter.

“It can be very difficult and dangerous – if there is no visibility inside a wreck if you need to get out – diving with at least one buddy is really important inside a wreck.”

Diver amid shipwreckCATERS

Mr Friedrich meticulously plans each dive to ensure he takes the best snaps

Underwater photography

Tobias has been taking underwater photography since 2007

Mr Friedrich meticulously plans each dive to ensure he captures the wrecks, using a wide-angle lens, at their most striking.

He said: “I always like to explore new wrecks, so one time in my life I want to dive the wrecks of the Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia and the Bikini Atoll because it’s been said that these are the best wreck dives in the world.”

Inside an underwater shipwreck

Mr Friedrich has been taking underwater photography since 2007 and admitted that his favourite shots include planes.

He said: “I think the shots of the planes are pretty special because they don’t belong to the sea at all despite being shipwrecks.”


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