5th of October was a ground breaking day in Denmark. The very first artificial reef is sunk in Denmark, outside the island of Fyn in the western Baltic.
The 400-ton craft, commissioned in 1911, was the biggest in the pre-revolutionary fleet. During the first world war she served in the Baltic Fleet making 16 patrols and unsuccessfully attacked the German coastal defense ship SMS Beowulf.Read more
Estonian divers have discovered what they believe to be one of Russia's first battle submarines. Akula was the first Russian submarine able to cruise long distances.
Four years ago 46 bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne were discovered at the bottom of the Baltic Sea near the Åland archipelago which lies between Sweden and Finland.Read more
Veuve Clicquot have submerged a selection of its Champagnes 40 meters into the Baltic Sea.
The Baltic Sea offers some very treacherous waters even under the best of circumstances. The price to pay for sailing the Baltic through the millenniums has been high, and traces of those costs are scattered over the bottom.
True to his word, and remarkably, more than 30 years later Lundgren and his team from Ocean Discovery, Lundgren’s not-for-profit organization, discovered the shipwreck in May 2011, 447 years to the month from its sinking.Read more
You could say that Richard Lundgren’s destiny was cast when his parents took the precocious, then eight-year-old Swedish schoolboy to visit the Vasa Museum in Stockholm.
The discovery of Mars has not only lifted the city of Västervik to prominence as the base of an internationally reknown dive team but has also contributed a very exciting and important part to the history of the region—a history that the state is now in a position to research and highlight. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Västervik had one of the most significant naval and commercial shipyards in which many of the great ships of the era were built and launched.Read more
The Swedish warship Mars, otherwise known as Makalös (peerless), sank in a sea battle during the Northern Seven Years War in 1564.
The Junkers Ju 88 was a World War II German Luftwaffe twin-engine, multi-role aircraft.Read more
In the the past week German military divers have been recovering a rare World War II aircraft in the Baltic.
The wrecks, and structures found in the sea are veritable time capsules lying in wait for us to explore and expand our understanding of the past. It is also a comparatively quite shallow sea.Read more
From a marine archeology and scientific standpoint, the Baltic Sea is a paradise. There could be as many as 100,000 shipwrecks dating back centuries in this dark and mysterious sea—Viking ships, trading ships and warships to name a few.