Why the curtain?
Presentation at the DEMA Trade Show
Peering into the Wayback machineDuring 1969-72, Carl and his family escorted dive groups sent by Dewey Bergman’s See & Sea Travel, and learned photography along the way. The film is old and tired, but the memories will never fade. They included 101 dives on the famed Windjammer wreck.
The stories of the events on the expedition are classics, mostly about how not to dive. However—the wreck was a temptress, and we all fell for her.
The Making of ‘Windjammer Lost’ 1971
In 1971, Bob Hollis of Oceanic USA and John Clark came to Bonaire to make a film on the Windjammer wreck. Captain Don’s compressors were kept working overtime as 312 tanks were consumed.
The wreck’s port side is 140 feet deep and out from the reef, the bowsprit is at 170 feet, and the deep crow’s nest is 240 feet deep and far out from the reef wall. It was serious deep diving day after day (and sometimes at night).
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