• Rosalie Moller!
    She was on my ‘Bucket List’, since we dived her in 2018. Not far from the Thistlegorm, but at least as beautiful. I never in my life thought we would come back six years later to digitize her! This is a dive for experienced divers. If you are on a liveaboard nearby and have inexperienced … Continue reading Rosalie Moller!
  • Red Sea Wreck Academy
    My wife an I joined one trip of the Red Sea Wreck Academy in the Red Sea with Peter Collings (https://www.deeplens.com/). We did 23 different wrecks in the north and Sues Channel that are rarely dived. We avoided the crowded places and were always the only livaboard at the diving spot. We went with the … Continue reading Red Sea Wreck Academy
  • Rovinj
    My buddy and I traveled to Rovinj in Coratia for wreck diving. We were invited from Marko from http://theolddiver.com/ to dive and scan all the famous diving spots of that area. You can find my 3D-Models here: Croatia The Old Diver …no, it is not Marko that is meant by “the old diver”. It’s just … Continue reading Rovinj
  • UNESCO examples
    Opening of the exhibition “Examples of best practices in the conservation of underwater cultural heritage” in Zadar (Croatia). The aim of this exhibition is to present UNESCO examples of good practices in underwater cultural heritage from Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Mexico and Croatia, replicas of the most interesting finds from Spain and Croatia and video … Continue reading UNESCO examples
  • Science festival in Rome
    I am proud that two of my Italian models are shown at the Science festival in Rome. I’ve built bigger models of Pasubio and Bettolina for this Exhibition. It took 180 hours printing time for twelve pieces. The level of details is amazing. You can even see the steering chain that goes from the bridge … Continue reading Science festival in Rome
  • Temperature Measurement System (TMS)
    I’ve developed and built a measurement station to measure the water temperatures of the lake Kreidesee Hemmoor. It measures in different depths up to 50m. You can find the measurement-page with live-data here: tms.dive3d.eu And my 3D-models of the UW-objects here: Hemmoor Temperature vs depth You can find some history data and graphs here: Link The electronic … Continue reading Temperature Measurement System (TMS)
  • Exhibition in Egypt
    I am very honored that my Red Sea models will now be exhibited in the famous Great Library in Alexandria, Egypt. Yesterday Dr. Emad Kahli, Dr. Marwa Elmakil and I opened the exhibition with two lectures on underwater archeology and photogrammetry.You can find my Egypt models here: Link Dr. Emad Khalil:” Today we had a … Continue reading Exhibition in Egypt
  • Radio Nordseewelle
    I am honored to be our radio station’s Person of the Week –> “Mensch der Woche” In two short interviews I was talking a bit about wreck identification, 3D-Models and my job in real life. It was fun and I am pleased that I was chosen for this unusual honor.
  • Scanning the famous Burdigala
    We had a great few weeks in Greece and we scanned a lot of wrecks. But this wreck was our personal highlight: The Burdigala ex. fast steamer Kaiser Friedrich. It is 74m deep and 200m long. It’s a miracle that I managed to scan the wreck completely and without any failures. The model turned out … Continue reading Scanning the famous Burdigala
  • Paddle steamer Patris
    The paddle steamer Patris in Greece was built before screw steam machines were invented. It had two paddle wheels and sails. On February 23, 1868, and with 400 guests on board, the ship hit the Koundoudos reef near Kea and sank. We scanned the wrack and the entire reef in September 2023. The scanned area … Continue reading Paddle steamer Patris
  • Museum Rostock
    I was in the Maritime Museum Rostock to hold a presentation about wreck identification and 3D modeling. There I handed the model of PASUBIO over to the head of the museum: Kathrin Möller. The steamer PASUBIO was built in 1903 as MIMI HORN by the Neptun Werft in Rostock – so, the model found its … Continue reading Museum Rostock
  • Scanning in Italy
    My wife and I were invited by Roberta and Francesco from Megalehellas. We met at the BOOT in Düsseldorf and we went to Calabria (Italy) to scan two wrecks and the famous Scilla rock. The wrecks are from World War 2: the Steamer Pasubio and a wreck that is not identified, yet. Looks like it … Continue reading Scanning in Italy
  • Museum Croatia
    My big model of the BARON GAUTSCH found its perfect place: in the GALLERION exhibition in the Aquarium Pula / Croatia. They have an extensive exhibition of ship models from the First World War and before. The BARON GAUTSCH hit a mine off Pula in 1914 and is now a famous diving spot with 8,000 … Continue reading Museum Croatia
  • Dive award nomination
    Yay, I’m nominated for the BOOT – dive award !… please vote for me –> very easily and quickly –> without registering: link Category: Innovation 👉Dive3D👈 Quote: “[…] While underwater photos are widely used today, the ability to create your own 3D model of a wreck sets new standards. This work not only serves as … Continue reading Dive award nomination
  • Scanning in Greece
    Four weeks wreck scanning in Greece – what a fantastic trip! We managed it to scan 16 various wrecks. Some well known and some mysterious. It will take a while to process all the 3D-Models and I will post them here: Greece Kostafastgarnix – team We were a great team and we had really a … Continue reading Scanning in Greece
  • Dive Sticker
    Dive-Sticker.com made a new Red Sea logbook sticker set with 288 stickers. And I am very happy, that my wreck models found their way into the collection! This set includes stickers with: fish, coral, plant, wrecks – all images were taken in the Red Sea. You can preorder your set here and they will be … Continue reading Dive Sticker
  • Rossarol Wreck
    We scanned the wreck of the light cruiser Cesare Rossarol (1914-1918) of the Italian Navy. The conditions were rough – bad visibility, waves and current. But I was able to capture both parts of the wreck in two dives. They lie in 50m water depth in Croatia and are 300m apart. Continue here: Cesare Rossarol
  • Scanning in Croatia
    We spontaneously set out to scan the TITANC of the Adriatic: The BARON GAUTSCH. She was the first casualty of World War I. Today she rests in 40m water depth and is a famous diving spot. We had a great support by the Shark Diving Center Medulin and Rovinj Sub. Continue here: BARON GAUTSCH
  • Museum Rostock
    Opening of the new permanent exhibition in the Rostock Maritime Museum (Schifffahrtsmuseum Rostock) . My model of the wreck of the steamer ELSA found its way there. My team Gezeitentaucher and I identified and modeled the wreck in the North Sea.
  • MS Aenne Ursula
    It was time again for the GEZEITENTAUCHER to inspect the coastal freighter Änne Ursula. With a crew of four divers (Ulli, Dirk H, Wilhelm and Holger) and skipper Sabine we had fantastic conditions. We managed to scan the wreck with cameras to create a 3D model. On December 4, 1967, the motor ship “Änne Ursula” … Continue reading MS Aenne Ursula
  • Mohamed Hasabella
    The fishing vessel “FV Mohamed Hasabella” or “MOHAMMED HISABELLA” in 30m water depth. A traditional Egyptianfishing trawler, which sank in January of 2007. We dived and scanned both wrecks on July 19th 2022 during one dive.
  • Vorpostenboot 1101
    My teams GEZEITENTAUCHER and GHOSTDIVING GERMANY worked together in a project week in May 2023. The divers from Ghostdiving were cleaning the wrack of V1101 from ghost nets. And I was able to make a full scan of the wreck for photogrammetry. continue here: V1101 Cutting one ghost net on V1101 The picture shows her … Continue reading Vorpostenboot 1101
  • Torpedoboot SMS S-32
    Iron shipwreck 20km west of Fehmarn. It lies in 18m water depth. On April 3, 2023, our team of three divers surveyed the wreck by scanning it with cameras for photogrammetry. In addition, the wreck area was measured using a tape measure. You can find the complete survey report here: German Both the position, its … Continue reading Torpedoboot SMS S-32
  • Art – Scanning sculptures
    Scanning without getting wet? Sounds crazy, but is possible!You can find my collection here: Art
  • BOOT 2023 Düsseldorf
    We were on the BOOT show in Düsseldorf / Germany. Some of my models were shown and I held some presentations about wreck identification and photogrammetry.
  • Deepest mailbox of the world
    19m (63ft) unter sea level – probably the deepest mailbox in the world. The diving center Kreidesee offers to send postcards, which can be sent from this mailbox. For this purpose, waterproof postcards can be purchased in the diving center. The mailbox is emptied weekly and the cards are stamped and sent. Build your own … Continue reading Deepest mailbox of the world
  • Thistlegorm V2
    I used the opportunity in Egypt to capture the missing areas of the Thistlegorm wreck. The starboard locomotive was missing as well as the bow area and the sandy bottom. We spent one whole day at that wreck and I made three dives there to scan these areas. Visit my page of the Thistlegorm here … Continue reading Thistlegorm V2
  • Thistlegorm cargo
    I captured one cargo hold of the Thistlegorm. It contains trucks, motorcycles, guns, airplane wings, etc… She is full of equipment for the war during WW2. You can find the complete ship here: Thistlegorm 3D at Sketchfab 3D-Print You can download the STL-File here
  • Kingston
    The ship was built 1871 in Sunderland. It had sails and a steam machine. A spare propeller lies on the deck. 78m x 10m Cargo: CoalHit the reef Shag Rock in the red sea in 1881.I scanned the wreck on Nov 15th 2022 during one dive.
  • TV report on NDR
    The German TV station NDR made a small report about my work. It was sent Nov. 7th 2022. You can see the video here: Mediathek
  • TV Shootings NDR
    The German TV station NDR filmed my work. We shot in my workshop and in the museum WINDSTÄRKE 10 (Cuxhaven). The museum has recently exhibited one of my models – the Escort vessel V812. During the takes, I scanned the conning tower of Submarine HMS E24, that is exhibited in the ‘wreck section’ of the … Continue reading TV Shootings NDR
  • Exhibition Museum Cuxhaven
    The museum WINDSTÄRKE 10 (Cuxhaven) added one of my models to the exhibition: Escort vessel V812. This wreck was identified by me and my team Gezeitentaucher in 2019. You can find more ‘making of’ here. Making of
  • Exhibition in Lithuanian Museum
    I am proud to tell that we can exhibit models, pictures, paintings and stories about two wrecks in the maritime museum of Klaipėda / Lithuania. We from the BalticSeaHeritageRescueProject worked on the creation of the exhibits for about three years. About 500.000 visitors will see this exhibition during the next 12 month. In fact, these … Continue reading Exhibition in Lithuanian Museum
  • Conference at the museum
    There was a conference about the stories of Baltic Sea at the maritime museum of Klaipeda. I spoke about “Wreck identification and photogrammetry”. You can find all presentations of the conference here and here
  • Gezeitentaucher
    We “Gezeitentaucher” (tide divers) finally got our new boat. We made our first trip to the escort vessel “Vorpostenboot V810”, that sank July 1944 after air raid attack. More here
  • Klaipeda 2022
    We just finished the project week: “Wrecks – Identification, documentation and 3D” of the Baltic Sea Heritage Rescue Project BSHRP. Together with captain Linas and his diving ship NZ55, we dived seven days in the Baltic Sea. We dived and scanned some new exciting wrecks. On an international conference in September we will present some … Continue reading Klaipeda 2022
  • Vernissage Grossensee
    Elmar invited to the opening of the Grossensee exhibition in the museum www.museum-hoisdorf.de They are showing my collection of these models: Grossensee Numerous visitors visited the special exhibition “Wrecks in the Grossensee” in the village museum on Saturday. For 2.5 years, a volunteer conservationist had been carrying out underwater archaeological investigations in the Großesee for … Continue reading Vernissage Grossensee
  • Scanning the Salem Express
    In July my wife and I scanned the famous Salem Express. 1991 the ferry struck a reef in the Red Sea. The accident happened at night and the ferry sank very quickly. Only 200 people were able to save themselves. Officially, there was talk of around 700 victims, probably significantly more. The wreck has been … Continue reading Scanning the Salem Express
  • Airbrush
    Some models cannot be colored with simple brushes. So, I decided to try airbrush. I attended an airbrush taster course and am amazed at what is possible with this technique. For sure I will use this in addition to my normal brush painting. I was at the professional airbrush artist Roland Kuck
  • Hurghada
    We went to Egypt – again. This time just for holiday with the family. Anyway, we took the opportunity to dive and scan some wrecks there. We went to the hotel Jaz Makadina at Makadi Bay. It is close to Hurghada and has a diving base of Scubaworld. We met the the manager Herbert there … Continue reading Hurghada
  • DIVE Magazine
    I am proud to announce that the international magazine DIVE issue # 27 has covered our 3D liveaboard project in the Red Sea. As you know my wife and me scanned 8 1/2 wrecks in fife days. Including the famous wrecks of Thistlegorm, Giannis D, Chrisoula K, Carnatic, Ulysses, Kimon M, … You can find … Continue reading DIVE Magazine
  • Schweriner See
    Elmar, Erhardt and I were invited by Kosi from this diving base: https://dive-schwerin.de, to dive two very interesting wrecks: A fighter aircraft from 1954 and a wooden wreck from 1911. Find the models here: SchwerinerSee
  • Thistlegorm
    The German magazine Divemaster (Issue 113) released my artice about the famous Thistlegorm. On eight pages, my wife and I tell the story of how we scanned and built the model of the wreck. You can find the model here: Thistlegorm
  • Fehmarn
    My wife Nicola and I were invited by the diving base www.atlantis-tauchshop.hamburg to scan the wrecks around Fehmarn. You can find the scans and the wrecks here: Fehmarn An interesting meeting We were pleased to meet Ingo Oppelt. He is the captain of a wreck search and survey boat on the Baltic Sea and has … Continue reading Fehmarn
  • France – Hyeres
    I successfully completed diving instructor exam (TL**) in southern France It was an exciting week with a great team! I took the opportunity to scan two wrecks.: Ville de Grasse an Michel C. And of course my darling was with me … so my 3D printer We were able to surprise the trainers at the … Continue reading France – Hyeres