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    Standaard Duiken met haaien

    Ik ga deze zomer samen met mijn vriendinnetje naar Miami. Nu hoorde ik wilde verhalen dat er een mogelijkheid was om in een kooi te duiken met haaien in Miami. Kan iemand mij hier meer over vertellen of mij meer informatie over verschaffen, want ik ben zeer benieuwd. Ik wacht af...

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    In Miami weet ik het niet, maar in Seaworld (Orlando) kun je duiken (in een kooi) in een bassin met haaien

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    Standaard Vliegdekschip om naar te duiken


    Reefing the USS Oriskany
    The former aircraft carrier is now the world's largest artificial reef
    The USS Oriskany at port in Pensacola

    When you see a U.S. Naval aircraft carrier up close, you can't help but be awed by its massive size. Now picture yourself scuba diving over its flight deck – it's almost unimaginable.

    For divers visiting Northwest Florida this year, the opportunity to dive on a most spectacular shipwreck is now a reality. The retired aircraft carrier USS Oriskany, a combat veteran ship, has made its final port call to her resting place in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 24 miles southeast of the Pensacola coast. Successfully sunk, or "reefed," on May 17, 2006 with the use of controlled charges in 212 feet of water, this 888-foot-long ship is now the largest artificial reef in the world.

    When U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) divers completed their dive of the Oriskany after the reefing, they confirmed that the ship is sitting upright in the north-south orientation requested by the state. They reported that the flight deck was at a depth of 150 feet as the ship settled into the sand – well within recreational dive limits.

    Divers can now swim above the flight deck among fish such as Goliath grouper, ocean sunfish and eagle rays. Anglers can also enjoy what CNN has called the "Great Carrier Reef" – they can reel in popular game fish such as grouper, snapper and amberjack. And it's all in time for summer.

    The Oriskany's last battle was a hotly contested competition between the Gulf states of Texas and Mississippi, and the Atlantic states of South Carolina and Georgia. Even Florida's own ship graveyard off the Miami and Fort Lauderdale coast competed for the grand ship.


    Grouper are one of many types of fish found at the new USS Oriskany dive site

    The Navy used five main factors for determining the most suitable location for sinking the ship: improvement potential to marine habitat and recreation, management of the reef, public support, local cost-sharing and the area's naval heritage. It seemed most appropriate that the final memorial should be near the Pensacola Naval Air Station where many of its fighter pilots were trained. The most famous being Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), who flew his last mission as a fighter pilot before he was shot down and taken prisoner in North Vietnam in 1967.

    The "Mighty O," as it was affectionately called by its crew, was named for the strategic Battle of Oriskany, which turned the tide of the American Revolutionary War in 1777. Nearly 134 years later, the keel of this Essex-class carrier was laid in the Brooklyn Naval Shipyard on May 1, 1944. The vessel was launched October 13, 1945. However, World War II was over and the Oriskany wasn't completed until the Korean War was in progress.

    At nearly three football fields in length, the USS Oriskany, a CVA-34-class vessel, was an attack aircraft carrier. The "O-Boat" was 888 feet in length, 225 feet tall and 197 feet wide. She displaced more than 46,000 tons of water. When on active duty, she carried a crew of 3,500 men, 9,445 tons of ordnance, 20MM ammunition and 80 aircraft. The Oriskany put out to sea 16 times in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, having carried out more than 20,000 combat sorties and having delivered nearly 10,000 tons of ordnance against enemy forces.

    In May 1953, the USS Oriskany put aside her guns and shouldered a battery of movie cameras when she became a floating movie set for Hollywood stars William Holden and Mickey Rooney in the film The Bridges of Toko Ri.

    Prior to the reefing, a memorial service was held at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola to pay tribute to the crew and the ship for their exemplary service. The memorial was conducted with full Navy tradition. The sinking of the USS Oriskany as an artificial reef is unprecedented; outside of actual battles, no one has ever sunk a U.S. warship of this size before.

    For more information on the sinking of the USS Oriskany or on other diving and snorkeling opportunities in the Pensacola area, check out www.VisitPensacola.com or call 800-874-1234.



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    Lig deze nu bij Miami of Pensacola
    Grz
    Dr. Phlox
    8) :lol: 8)
    Zie op onze site (www.don-damen.nl) zowel de reisverslagen als de foto's van onze vakanties in 2004, 2008 en 2011 in Florida, 2013 en 2015 in het westen van de USA, 2018 rondje Denver en in 2019 een week in New York.

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    For divers visiting Northwest Florida this year, the opportunity to dive on a most spectacular shipwreck is now a reality. The retired aircraft carrier USS Oriskany, a combat veteran ship, has made its final port call to her resting place in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 24 miles southeast of the Pensacola coast.

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    Citaat Oorspronkelijk geplaatst door Eric
    For divers visiting Northwest Florida this year, the opportunity to dive on a most spectacular shipwreck is now a reality. The retired aircraft carrier USS Oriskany, a combat veteran ship, has made its final port call to her resting place in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 24 miles southeast of the Pensacola coast.
    Thx
    Zie op onze site (www.don-damen.nl) zowel de reisverslagen als de foto's van onze vakanties in 2004, 2008 en 2011 in Florida, 2013 en 2015 in het westen van de USA, 2018 rondje Denver en in 2019 een week in New York.

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    Standaard Re: Duiken met haaien

    ik heb eigenlijk dezelfde vraag alleen dan anno 2007.
    Heb je gedoken met haaien ? Zo ja, wil je me dan vertellen hoe het was en waar je gedoken hebt?

    Ben er inmiddels achter dat het in Amerika wel kan, maar dan heel anders dan in Zuid Afrika. Er mogen nl. geen haaien gevoerd worden bij de kust. Met als gevolg dat je eerst met een boot een heel stuk de zee om moet. En met deze actie komen de kosten om de hoek kijken.... Men zei circa $ 2000. Ik hoor graag andere verhalen.....
    Laatst gewijzigd door padds; 04-01-07 om 23:03.

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    Standaard Re: Duiken met haaien

    Wij komen bijna jaarlijks bij Seaworld, maar daar had ik nog nooit van gehoord. Wel op de Bahama's (Nasau), daar wordt dat wel aangeboden.
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    Standaard Re: Duiken met haaien

    Als groot Haaien liefhebber ben ik altijd wel geinteresseerd in dit soort onderwerpen, heb even op de Seaworld site gezocht en vond dit:

    http://www.seaworldorlando.com/SWF/sp_sharks_deep_dive.aspx

    ok het is niet in de oceaan, maar wel een veel betere prijs


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    Standaard Re: Duiken met haaien

    Voel me toch niet echt veilig in de buurt van een Haai :-)



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