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Upper Gulfcoast This is the area for spearfishermen in Panama City, Destin/Ft. Walton, Pensacola, Alabama, Miss., and Louisiana.

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Old 11-03-2021, 08:56 AM   #1
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Louisiana wreck diving

Start off your humpday with a visit to the HAMLET, a Norwegian tanker sunk off Louisiana in 1942!
The HAMLET was built in 1934 as the EIDSVOLD, and later was the ABU before becoming the HAMLET. She was sunk by U-753 on May 24, 1942. The U-753 logo was a skull and crossbones with the motto "Noch Und Noch" or "Again and Again". She sits upright but there is a break in the hull just after of the forward superstructure as well as on the starboard side of the bow. The engine room and aft accommodation areas are largely intact, but choked up with mud in portions. But various fittings are still in place and even numerous intact lightbulbs can be found floating up on the ceiling in this area.
There is also a visit to an offshore rig on the way back in. Great diving with great friends!

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Very cool! How deep? Interesting boat you travelled out there on.
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Very cool! How deep? Interesting boat you travelled out there on.
I think he said 140'
Yea, that boat..who made that! Airstream Travel Trailers? And Why? What's the purpose? That may be an interesting story.

Some nice Scamp Grouper in that film.
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Re: Louisiana wreck diving

Can you please post the link? for some reason embedded vids don't show up for me any more.
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Can you please post the link? for some reason embedded vids don't show up for me any more.
https://youtu.be/AinkgOxhIuU
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Thank you. Great video and some stud fish on that wreck!
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