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After ten years I was back on Gan island, Addu Atoll, Maldives. I dived at the wreck of the “British Loyalty” with Axel Horn from “Diverland”, based at “Equator Village” Resort.
The wreck lies inside the atoll. The visibility is poor with large particles and it was a lot of work to clean up the picture. Anyhow, it is the most beautiful wreck of the Maldives.

Canon EOS 5D MKII, 2.8/15mm Fisheye, SECAM housing, Seaflash, 1/100s, f7,1, ISO 200

The detailed story about the “Ministry of war transport vessel” in WWII

The British Royal Air Force was based in Gan during WWII until 1976.
Please watch this short historic film

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Passionated, professional photographer since 1992 with worldwide publications in magazines, newspapers, calendars, prospects, advertising, internet and on products.
I am located in Nuremberg, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, and my heart beats for marine wildlife.

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    wow! always so impressive. I am happy that you have great time there ;)

  • It was wonderful Manon. And I’ve got some nice shots! Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 1 year ago

    well capture

  • Thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...over 1 year ago

    There is always something mysterious about wreck diving, a sense of discovery…even if thousands have dived there before. I love it!

    Great shot as usual Norbert, you have certainly experienced the very best of diving locations.

  • You are right. It thrills me always, when I go wreck diving. With my work for magazines I’ve got wonderful opportunities sometimes.

    – Norbert Probst

  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryover 1 year ago

  • teresa731
    teresa731over 1 year ago

    Great capture.. not all of us have such opportunity!!

  • It took me 30 years to find out my passion ;-) Thank you Teresa.

    – Norbert Probst

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Thanks for the link, great capture!

  • Thank you very much John.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 1 year ago

    Is that what is meant by “rest in peace”? It’s strange how such things arouse our curiosity and become works of art. I can see a shape in the background, lower left corner. Is that a diver?

  • For wrecks like this in means “rest in peace and enjoy divers” ;-) Nature takes it all back and it’s very interesting to watch it over the years. No, It’s no diver. What you see is a large coral growing over the ships’s rail.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    a great picture Norbert ;)

  • Thank you Manon. I am surprised that you like this wreck! Most people here prefer cute animals ;-)

    – Norbert Probst

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Nice rusty, crusty shapes!

  • Rusty and crusty indeed!

    – Norbert Probst

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    Please take a look Here

    stunning capture .. many congrats on the feature

  • Great thank you very much!

    – Norbert Probst

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