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By Tom Hughes

By Mike Scotland

A TEAM of pioneering deep divers head deep into the English Channel’s shipping-lane separation zone to explore a massive unknown wreck, the tanker USS Illinois was their discovery which would later become a technical divers magnet.

For me, the USS Illinois, lying in 70m of water mid-Channel, was always in my top ten list of classic wrecks I regularly dived. I first dived the wreck ten years before where this story picks up, and by that time divers had already been enjoying the delights of this world war one oil tanker for some years. The first divers to explore the wreck had been real pioneers . . .

AFTER a slightly eventful flight from Brisbane to Hoskins via Port Moresby all was forgotten when we were greeted at Walindi Plantation Resort like long lost friends.

WE were 7 folks from Sundive in Byron Bay, all but myself had never visited PNG before and we were all very eager and excited to get in the water. My last dive trip to PNG was to Rabaul in 1987 and I was keen to see if it was as pristine as I remembered it.

No need for concern as the diving was excellent from the outset.  With water temp at a balmy 33 degs none of us needed wetsuits!

THALASSA Resorts are in Sulawesi in Manado and Lembeh. The owner, Simone has been diving around Manado for over twenty years and is quite a famous person, primarily for her philanthropic work.

SIMONE has set up a school to train mostly teenage and younger locals in work related skills in diving, dive resorts and hotel management. She is rightly proud of her work and she has attracted a lot of support especially from Holland, her native country. Simone’s school is funded by a foundation to which she is always encouraging people to contribute to support her philanthropic work.

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