This short video gives a sense of diving the Navy planes that litter the bottom of Lake Washington. The Global Underwater Explorers and ArrowCat, make of power catamarans, teamed up to dive 7 wrecks in a day, hoping to set a record. Here’s a taste with this video of diving a Martin PBM-5 Mariner. Look for a full report in Sea Stories in Northwest Yachting.–KH
Global Underwater Explorers and ArrowCat Power Catamarans teamed up on a successful dive to seven sunken World War II airplane relics in Lake Washington.
At 8 a.m. on June 7, 2014 at the old Sand Point Naval Air Station in Seattle, WA, an ArrowCat 30RS power catamaran carried teams of Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) divers to dive a sequence of seven technical dives using mixed gases to seven sunken World War II airplane relics from one boat in one day, a feat not previously accomplished. The goal was to complete the mission in 14 hours, but it was completed in eight and a half hours dock to dock.
GUE and ArrowCat Power Catamarans teamed up for this arduous dive mission to set a world record because ArrowCat wanted to showcase the performance and dive platform capabilities of their ArrowCat Power Catamarans, but needed capable divers, and GUE wanted to promote aquatic exploration and highlight the intense training and planning that goes into safely executing such a sequence of dives, but needed a capable boat.