B-24 'Tulsamerican' Survey, Croatia

First Day- Gear Check, Getting Ready

Those of us who came a few days early were told we were experiencing the last days of summer for the year. This turned out to be true for the project- today our first day was too windy to get on site, so we performed gear checks in the harbor of Komi┼ża. After our check dives we shared stories of the Tulsamerican, the factory, and the crew members, along with pictures from previous years’ surveys. During our arts and crafts hour we cut and taped all our targets in readiness for doing the first dive tomorrow!

Tomorrow’s dive plan is to lay the first two datum points and the meter square targets around them. We’ll have about 10-13 minutes bottom time with 8 divers working in shifts.

Danijel Frka (left) and Kevin Gray (right) discuss the possibility of fuselage remains on site.

Drew Pietruszka making motes.

Steve Van Meter is preparing the VideoRay Pro4 for its first dive!

60 Photoscan alignment targets on white tiles, using the Kota Yamafune and Rodrigo Torres method!