A ship of the line was a type of naval warship constructed from the 17th through to the mid-19th century to take part in the naval tactic known as the line of battle, in which two columns of opposing warships would manoeuvre to bring the greatest weight of broadside firepower to bear. Since these engagements were almost invariably won by the heaviest ships carrying the most powerful guns, the natural progression was to build sailing vessels that were the largest and most powerful of their time. In the 1850s they were considered obsolete and no longer useful on a modern naval battlefield.
The wreck of Re d’Italia was left only in the imaginations of dreamers and underwater adventures for 150 years. Numerous attempts were made to find the wreck, starting in the 1950. Just the prestige of finding it first was incentive enough, but the (doubious) stories of gold coins left on the wreck made it much much more alluring.
Why do we dive wrecks?
For some it’s just another dive site, some enjoy the fish life that is hard to find on a natural position, some like looking at it from a distance, but there is a group of rust addicts that enjoy the wrecks for their history. For them wrecks have a magic effect on everyday items turning them from trash to artifact. A cracked plate buried in sand will cause as much excitement for those people as shark will for other divers.
Ursus is for those kinds of divers.
B-24 Diving Center along with wreck hunters Dražen Gorički, Leo Lusić and Uroš Jelić documented the wreck of B-24H Liberator "Lady Luck" after another diving team identified it.
Veljano Zanki, owner of B-24 Diving Center, has broken another AIDA national record in Static apnea and taken the Gold medal in both individual and club categories.
Vis island, as close to a tropical paradise you will find in Europe has been covered with a blanket of white fluffy stuff the locals had a hard time identifying.