Event in Village Hall 26th Feb

When: Friday 26th February

What time: Talks begin at 7pm prompt and end about 9.30pm

Where: Evercreech Village Hall, High Street, Evercreech, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6LH

 

FREE entry - with a raffle in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and Mendip Cave Rescue.

 

Mars the Magnificent, the legendary warship of the Swedish King Erik XIV, has lain at the bottom of the Baltic sea for 450 years. In 2011, a team of technical scuba divers, after 20 years of searching, found the warship on the sonar of their search vessel. They made a first dive on the wreck to discover canons, treasure and an almost intact warship, not seen by human eyes since 1564. 

The National Geographic became involved to support the project: 

http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/07/national-geographic-society-supports-exploration-of-famed-swedish-warship-mars-the-magnificent/

 

Richard Walker was invited to dive the shipwreck in 2015 and he tells the story of the famous ship and what it is like to dive her at 75 metres depth.

 

Christine Grosart is a caver, cave diver and explorer. She holds the end of the line in more than four caves in Europe - quite literally discovering cave passages where no human has ever been. In 2009 she visited the far reaches of Wookey Hole cave to earn the female cave diving depth record in a British cave.

Christine's caving roots are in the Mendip Hills and she will be giving a talk with stunning images, about caves, cave diving and a cave conservation project in South Wales.

 

This is the link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/889902494450941

 

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