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Jul 5, 2011, 1:00:51 PM
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U-2511 stern by ukwreckdiver U-2511 stern by ukwreckdiver
A shot of the stern of the WWII German submarine (u-boat) U-2511, which now lies in 68m (225ft) or so of water off the northern coast of Ireland (Donegal/Malin Head).

This was one of only a few shots I managed on this dive, given the fact that we only had 15mins or so of bottom time before starting our ascent, which took a further 55-60mins. Total dive time came out at about 90mins.

For any divers out there who care, this was done on an Inspiration Closed Circuit Rebreather, 16/45 trimix, a tripod, and a nappy :)

[Please view in 'full view' - I think it looks better that way]

UPDATE - some photos of the same wreck taken a year ago, to show the difference a tripod and correctly setting the camera up make ...

Stern shot
Conning tower shot

UPDATE 2 - WOO HOO! Received a Daily Deviation for this and am dead chuffed :)

Some more pics from the same series of dives, in case anyone is interested:

U-2511 conning tower
U-2511 conning tower II
U-2511 conning tower III
RMS Justicia bow
Tanks, Empire Heritage
More tanks, Empire Heritage
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-09-13
Suggester says, "A newsworthy photograph that was taken very seriously regarding the circumstances. With lots of details, good overall quality, its atmospheric appearance, and subject which isn't easy to be found, this image will fit on the cover of your magazine or newspaper."
U-2511 stern by ~ukwreckdiver

[Photojournalism / Military]
( Suggested by the-arkz and Featured by Timothy-Sim )
ScarletNRG Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would really like to get a printable grade copy of this photo!!!
ukwreckdiver Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi :-) Very glad to hear it! Unfortunately (?!) I am touring around Africa for the next 5 months or so and India after that so don't have access to any files from my home PC where this image is stored :-( If I get back sooner I'll try and sort something... Cheers, Brian :-)
Hellomon100 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
So hauntingly beautiful.
IndyShark Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Those are amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!
meimei808 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. this seems like an awesome dive!
Grid-Tech-Diver Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Hi Brian, thanks for getting in touch and for sending me the link to your site! Really great shots you made here on the U-2511! It really brings back great memories to the time, when I made my first dive on that wreck! I appreciate for letting me use these photos on my site! Many thanks and safe diving! Cheers, Mario
griffonmeister Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist
It is a terrific picture and most definitely a Type XXI.
griffonmeister Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist
DD was well deserved.
griffonmeister Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Superb. More so that its UW.
HeavyGravity Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Excellent shot, lighting for that depth turned out great. Love it.
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