First man plunged to hitherto unavailable depth of over 60 meters (200 feet). It turned out to Chairman of the Russian Geographical Society Dmitry Schiller. At Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, he sank to a depth of 97 meters.
The importance of this is to achieve the following. Now, more than half a century ago, at a similar depth research conducted trawl method. Negative consequences for the environment of this should not be underestimated. Based on this, was planes the tasks of expedition "Antarctica - 100" - to develop the most secure methods of immersion for 60 meters or more in terms of Antarctica. And test the newest Russian equipment for diving in Antarctica. As a consequence of the success of the expedition will significantly increase the efficacy and safety studies in polar environments. For the purposes of the expedition, Deception Island is perfect. Bay of Islands is considered, in spite of the frequent eruptions of the volcano, one of the most convenient and safe. Convenience and safety of the bay very important in this kind of dive because there is a question about the long-term decompression and overall security at such extreme conditions diving.
This expedition is dedicated to Ivan Simonov,Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev – participants of the first Russian expedition to the South Pole, which recognized existence of Antarctica. As said Dmitry Schiller: "We want to honor the memory of those, whose names are forever inscribed in the history of research of the Icе Continent, and experience the pride, cause we are their countrymen".
last updated Dec 20, 2014