A Virtual Wreck Dive

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Technology
The Mohawk sinks to the ocean floor about 30 miles off the coast of Sanibel Island in Florida.

July 2012 – the Mohawk sinks to the ocean floor about 30 miles off the coast of Sanibel Island in Florida. Photo courtesy of TGI.

In 2012, the USS Mohawk, a 165-foot World War II Coast Guard cutter, was donated to the Lee County Department of Natural Resources and was transported to Fort Myers Beach, Florida. On July 2, the vessel was brought 30 miles off the coast of Sanibel Island where it was sunk in 90 feet of water to become an artificial reef. The Mohawk is the United States’ first military ship dedicated to veterans as a memorial reef.

On May 3, 2013, Lee County launched the Mohawk Memorial Reef website with an amazing new feature: a comprehensive, interactive, street-view style photo tour of the shipwreck.

The underwater tour was produced by Trident Global Imaging (TGI), a Florida company specializing in underwater photography. TGI’s team shot over 900 photos of the Mohawk in order to provide viewers with every detail of the memorial reef. The tour contains 16 detailed 360° panoramas that allow anyone with internet access and a computer or mobile device to experience the thrill of a wreck dive.

To take the virtual underwater tour, click here!

TGI dive team member Nicolas Alvarado sets a mooring line and the photo team captures over 900 photos of the Mohawk.

April 2013 – TGI dive team member Nicolas Alvarado sets a mooring line and the photo team captures over 900 photos of the Mohawk. Photo courtesy of TGI.

Copyright © 2013 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is also a PADI diver and dog lover. .

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