Explorations and Finds

All the findings and identifications have been communicated to the competent Authorities
contact usdiscover our dives

Exploration activities in the seabed

our diving activities are always aimed and performed respecting the sea and marine ecosystems.

Year 2016

“C-47”

Discovery area:

Ognina (Siracusa)

Batimetrica:

68 meters.

Description:

Identified with the number 41-18698, shot down on the night of July 13, 1943, during the “Fustian” operation

Year 2017

GUE PROJECT BATTLE OF THE EGADES

Discovery area:

Levanzo

Batimetrica:

83 meters.

Description:

Prospecting, surveying and documentation of the archaeological site off Levanzo at about 83 meters deep, which was the scene of one of the largest naval battles in ancient history. The victory of the Roman fleet over the Carthaginian one which decreed the end of the first Punic war.

YEAR 2017

Ship of blankets

discovery area::

Portopalo (Siracusa)

Batimetrica:

90 meters.

Description:

Probable identification: Capetan Christos sunk on January 22, 1978, built in 1960 by Mitsubishi Zosen (Shimoneseki, Japan).

Year 2017

Bomb Ship

Discovery area:

Siracusa

Batimetrica:

From 96 to 101 meters

Description:

bullets present in the “Bomb Ship”

Year 2017

Wellington

Discovery area:

AMP “Plemmirio” (Siracusa)

Batimetrica:

between 33 and 36 meters.

Description:

Identified as Wellington X HE756, shot down on the night of 10 July 1943 during the “Ladbroke” operation.

Year 2017

AMPHORA BARGE

Discovery area:

Syracuse

Batimetrica:

57 meters.

Description:

Numerous amphorae under and around a large flat metal structure.

Year 2018

Dendrophyllia ramea

Discovery area:

Avola (Siracusa)

Batimetrica:

75-83 meters.

Description:

Positioning, periodic lens cleaning and recovery of two video cameras positioned for 5 months on a depth of 75 and 83 meters for a study on the growth of Dendrophyllia ramea.

Years 2018

GUE PROJECT BATTLE OF THE EGADES

Discovery area:

Levanzo

Batimetrica:

83 meters.

Description:

Core drilling, survey and positioning of identification labels

Year 2018

Caccia Statunitense

Discovery area:

Brucoli (Siracusa)

Batimetrica:

57 meters

Description:

The plane is upside down, covered in sand and covered with a trawl net. Probably
it is a Havoc A20 or a B25 Mitchell.

Year 2019 GUE Project

Nave Battaglia delle Egadi

Discovery area:

Levanzo

Batimetrica:

83 meters

Description:

Photo from the ROV of the Hercules ship which portrays the harness activities of the “rostrum 14” and recognition of the competent authorities. Harness rostrum 16

Year 2019

Smoke Float MK1

Discovery area:

From Fontane Bianche to Avola (Syracuse)

Batimetrica:

From 14 to 51 meters

Description:

Identification of the fog generators used between 9 and 14 July during the Allied landing in Sicily “Operation Husky”. Localization and detection of the fog generators used to cover the vessels in the “Acid” area of ​​the “George” beach.

Year 2019

Cant 506/B

Discovery area:

AMP “Plemmirio” (Siracusa)

Batimetrica:

60 meters.

Description:

Cant 506 / B seaplane used to rescue at sea crashed on 24 March 1942 during a rescue attempt.

Year 2019

RELITTO DELLE CIOTOLE

Discovery area:

Ognina (Siracusa)

Batimetrica:

67 meters

Description:

Finding of jugs, bowls and lids dating back to the late Roman period

Year 2020

GUE PROJECT RELITTO DELLE CIOTOLE

Discovery area:

Ognina (Siracusa)

Batimetrica:

67 meters.

Description:

Site survey, documentation and cleaning activities and prospecting with metal detector

Year 2020

LIBYAN TELEGRAPH CABLES

Location

From Ognina to Arenella (Syracuse)

Batimetrica:

From 1 to 105 meters

Description:

Localization, mapping and documentation of five submarine cables followed for 15.6 km. Of the five cables, two are telegraphic and connect Syracuse to Tripoli and Benghazi; they were laid in 1912 by the Pirelli company during the Italian-Turkish war.

Year 2021

JUNKER JU88

Location

Ognina (Syracuse)

Batimetrica:

From 61 to 64 meters

Description:

The aircraft was destroyed and pieces were scattered over a radius of about 90 meters. Still visible and intact are the 2 Jumo-211 engines, a wing and the tail fin. Identified as a Junker JU88 of the Luftwaffe.

Year 2021

HURRICANE

Location

Catania

Batimetrica:

54 meters

Description:

The aircraft was in flight trim, partially covered by nets and lines. The pilot’s canopy is open; the tail section of the fuselage is missing. Identified as an RAF Hawker Hurricane.

Year 2021

GUE-SDSS PROJECT BATTAGLIA DELLE EGADI 2021

Location

Levanzo

Batimetrica:

83 meters

Description:

Harness rostrums 21, 22, 24 and 25. Survey activities at Helmet square area.

Year 2021

WRECK AMPHORAE CORIZIE

Location

Ognina (Syracuse)

Batimetrica:

60 meters

Description:

Discovery and documentation (photo-video-3D) of the wreck that carried numerous amphorae of Corinthian type B…

Year 2021

DORNIER DO 24

Location

Avola (Syracuse)

Batimetrica:

122 meters

Description:

The German seaplane is in flight trim and the tail section of the fuselage is missing. Clearly visible are the three Bramo-BMW 323R-2 engines, the canopy and the machine gun in the bow compartment. Identified as Dornier DO 24 W n°63 VH+SC, lost during a night ditching on 29-12-42. The accident caused 5 dead who rest in the German military cemetery of Motta Sant’Anastasia. The seaplane was found and identified on 29-12-21!

Year 2021

GUE PROJECT WRECK OF THE BOWLS

Location

Ognina (Syracuse)

Batimetrica:

68 meters

Description:

Finding of an additional pile of bowls and pots dating back to the 4th-6th century A.D. of probable North African manufacture. Documentation (photos, video, 3D), cleaning of the site, prospecting with metal detector.

Year 2022

AEOLIAN AMPHORAE WRECK

Location

Avola (Syracuse)

Batimetrica:

70 meters

Description:

Discovery and documentation (photo-video-3D) of the wreck that carried numerous Richborough-type amphorae…

Pin It on Pinterest