Y Heritage Make A Splash!

On this weblog Challenge Officer Lee Pape, offers an replace on our Y Heritage Make a Splash Challenge. Yow will discover out extra in regards to the venture right here:

This 12 months MSDS Marine crossed all obstacles in our path and Made a Splash with the Nationwide Lottery Heritage Fund, Y Heritage grant. We had been joined by three wonderful younger adults, Jimmy, Neve and Taz. They dived into SCUBA with Go Dive by studying the idea, physics, and physiology behind all of it. As soon as geared up with their new data they took what that they had discovered to the pool the place they completed all their dive abilities with grace and ease.

Past impressed with their ability ranges underwater, they blew us out of the water by passing their PADI data critiques, quizzes, AND ultimate examination to grow to be PADI Open Water SCUBA divers. We couldn’t wait to get them into the open water so they might take their abilities and data to the subsequent degree.

On the morning of their first open water dive day at Stoney Cove, the members confirmed up with a number of apprehensions about entering into the water, however they buoyed up, donned their moist fits, and lugged their equipment to the quarry wall the place they gazed on the horizon earlier than taking a leap of religion into the murky waters of Stoney Cove.  A little bit of flailing round finally changed into trim swimming. After a brief swim within the crisp water the scholars positioned themselves on the platform underwater, as if on a stage, to carry out their abilities in a brand new setting. Passing with flying color they left Stoney with a variety of latest constructed confidence and abilities.

The younger adults had been kindly gifted important dive tools from Fourth Ingredient, Apeks and Aqualung, we’d not have been capable of get them in to the water with out their help offering tools together with towels, swimwear, baggage, fins, masks, rash guards, gloves and extra!

We had been joined by Peta Knott from the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS). Peta took the members on a journey by time the place they discovered the necessities of maritime archaeology. They took half in a sensible train recording a reproduction shipwreck the place they took images, sketches and measurements to create their very own web site plan. They had been now geared up with abilities to make use of underwater on areal shipwreck.

As soon as that they had gained the abilities of SCUBA diving and had a understanding of maritime archaeology, they took that data to the Princes Channel wreck. The wreck lays on the backside of Stoney Cove for preservation. It has not all the time been positioned in Stoney however was moved there. It was initially positioned within the Princes Channel within the Thames and recognized as an Elizabethan service provider shipwreck courting to 1574. Cannon discovered on board with a maker’s mark ‘T.G’ point out the markings belong to Thomas Gresham, a service provider, expert financer, and Royal Agent to Elizabeth the I. The wreck is usually additionally known as the Gresham Ship as a result of insignia of Sir Thomas Gresham.

As soon as on the wreck they accomplished an archaeological evaluation of the wreck, measuring the extent of it, and in search of necessary options. They recorded the wreck by taking images and drawings. Prime aspect they researched the historical past of the wreck and mentioned the ships building and their preliminary ideas on the wreck. Whereas we’d have favored to have delved deeper into the archaeological world, we’re assured the members left with a brand new set of abilities that enables them to entry part of the world many would not have the privilege to enter and with that, we hope they carry that pleasure to others to get curious and concerned.

One of many members has since joined MSDS Marine onboard our diving help vessel to hitch an actual archaeological venture. We’re delighted that we’ve introduced underwater cultural heritage to a brand new viewers and given the members new experiences and data.

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