Our Dive Buddy the ROV
Posted: Sun, Aug 25, 2013
Over the course of the summer we have done some very cool things with our ‘little green buddy’ the ROV. Not only can he brave the dark, numbingly cold depths of the Baltic Sea (230 meters is his current record!) in search of previously unseen wrecks, he has also proven to be a great dive buddy on shallower inshore wreck dives. As we have been developing the hands-on components of our underwater archeology curriculum, our ROV has been there to record the dives and images on video and has allowed the members of the crew on the surface to follow along and be a part of all the action and discoveries.
With the proper two-way voice communications between those on the surface and the divers below and the ROV providing a live, mobile, over-the-shoulder video feed, it is possible to make the underwater wrecks of the Baltic a virtual classroom for divers and non-divers alike.