By Robert Kurson
Within the culture of Jon Krakauer’s Into skinny Air and Sebastian Junger’s The ideal Storm comes a real story of riveting event within which weekend scuba divers threat every thing to unravel a superb ancient mystery–and make historical past themselves.
For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep break diving was once greater than a activity. trying out themselves opposed to treacherous currents, braving depths that brought on hallucinatory results, navigating via wreckage as perilous as a minefield, they driven themselves to their limits and past, brushing opposed to dying greater than as soon as within the rusting hulks of sunken ships.
But within the fall of 1991, no longer even those brave divers have been ready for what they discovered 230 ft under the outside, within the frigid Atlantic waters sixty miles off the coast of latest Jersey: an international battle II German U-boat, its ruined inside a macabre desolate tract of twisted steel, tangled wires, and human bones–all buried below a long time of collected sediment.
No picking out marks have been seen at the submarine or the few artifacts dropped at the skin. No historian, professional, or govt had a clue as to which U-boat the boys had came across. actually, the reputable documents all agreed that there easily couldn't be a sunken U-boat and group at that location.
Over the following six years, an elite crew of divers launched into a quest to resolve the secret. a few of them wouldn't dwell to work out its finish. Chatterton and Kohler, initially sour competitors, will be drawn right into a friendship that deepened to a nearly mystical experience of brotherhood with one another and with the drowned U-boat sailors–former enemies in their kingdom. because the men’s marriages frayed lower than the strain of a shared obsession, their dives grew extra bold, and every learned that he used to be looking greater than the identities of a misplaced U-boat and its anonymous crew.
Author Robert Kurson’s account of this quest is right away exciting and emotionally complicated, and it really is written with a vibrant feel of what divers truly adventure once they meet the hazards of the ocean’s underworld. the tale of Shadow Divers frequently turns out too awesome to be real, however it all occurred, 2 hundred thirty toes down, within the deep blue sea.
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By Lonely Planet, Austin Bush
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By Jonathan Raban
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