All posts by Holger Buss

Schweriner See

We 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.

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 been an active wreck diver since 1994. He is known in the diving world for his book on wreck diving in the western Baltic Sea, published in 2007.

Wracktauchen – Die schönsten Tauchplätze der Ostsee
ISBN: 978-3-00-064263-0

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 end of the week with the finished model. This was the first time the captain and former base manager of Diving-Giens was completely speechless!

You can find the models here: France

Hemmoor

Kreidesee – again! There was the DIR-GER meeting of tec-divers that we wanted to join. Always a pleasure to meet all the crazy divers.

And there were still some items missing in my 3D-collection. You can find the complete Hemmoor collection here.
And the 3D-Files for Download here.

Concrete bomb – Betonbombe

Boat at E5

Quite deep, but with a great visibility.

Caravan – Wohnwagen at 40m

Aegypt 1

My wife and me went on a diving safari to the Red Sea. We did the ‘North Tour’ with lots of wrecks. The Goal: Nine wrecks in fife Days – that was quite a challenge!

We took the Ship MY BLUE PEARL from https://www.blueplanet-liveaboards.com/

It will take some days to process all the data. You can find the models here: Aegypt

Messinghausen

SEE IM BERG – “MESSINGHAUSEN” – An old quarry in a mountain is a great diving spot in Germany.

https://www.see-im-berg.de/

Find the files for 3D-Printing here: Messinghausen

Wetnotes: Carl Zeiss

Six pages in the diving magazine #wetnotes about our investigation of a wreck in the Baltic Sea. The inevitably uninteresting wreck ‘W30’ turns out to be the training ship ‘Carl Zeiss’ that sank in the Baltic Sea during World War II. We examined and scanned it as part of the BalticSeaHeritageRescueProjects.
My model will be exhibited in the Maritime Museum in Lithuania.

Here the survey report: https://dive3d.eu/reports/CarlZeiss.pdf

Grossensee

There is an old lake “Großensee” close to Hamburg. The underwater archaeologist Elmar Klemm examines the history of the lake and the wooden wrecks. I was invited to make the 3D-Models for the project.
Elmars website: historytaucher.de

See my 3D-Collection at Sketchfab.com here

Wreck One

The main wreck and the biggest so far. It was an old fisherman boat.

Drawing by wrackzeichner.de

Wreck Two

Drawing by wrackzeichner.de

Other Wrecks

We found three other wrecks of different ages and a old bathing tub.

Video

A short video by Jens-Uwe Lamm about the project (German)

Model of V812

The Escort vessel “Vorpostenboot 812” was found and identified in 2019 by the Gezeitentaucher .
Here is the report: Bericht Webseite: V812 .
2021 we managed to make a complete 3D-Scan of the wreck. Now it is 3D-Printed and will be displayed in a Museum in Germany.

Diver Model

My wife was the model for all the tiny divers 🙂

The Dive

Here a video with ‘Voice Over’

Wilhelmshaven Ponton

English: There is a quite huge pontoon in the old harbor of Wilhelmshaven in a water depth of 10m. Obviously it was used to transport round items with 4,7m in diameter. Probably it was used to transport parts of submarines during the Second World War. 27 submarines were built in the harbor of Wilhelmshaven. The diameter of 4,7m would fit to the pressure hull of submarines type VII.
On the pontoon there are masses of stones, so it looks like that it was sunk there on purpose.

German: Im alten Werfthafen von Wilhelmshaven (Banter See) liegt ein ziemlich riesiger Ponton in 10m Wassertiefe. Offenbar diente er zum Transport runder Gegenstände mit 4,7m Durchmesser. Vermutlich diente es im Zweiten Weltkrieg zum Transport von U-Boot-Teilen. 27 U-Boote wurden dort in Wilhelmshaven gebaut. Der Durchmesser von 4,7m würde auf den Druckkörper von U-Booten Typ VII passen. Auf dem Ponton liegen Massen von Steinen, und es sieht also so aus, als wäre er absichtlich dort versenkt worden.

Picture from 1944. The size of the pontoon was minimum 17x50m. The red rectangle shows the position and size
The size of 4,7m would fit to the pressure hull of a VII Submarine
Source: Book: “Die Marine in Wilhelmshaven 1853 bis heute”

Submarine Type VII

Dimensions
Länge: 67,2 m; Breite: 6,2 m; Tiefgang: 4,8 m; Höhe: 9,6 m
Druckkörper (Durchmesser): 4,7 m; Druckkörperstärke: 20,5 mm
Tauchtiefe (konstruiert/erreicht): 120 m/240 m
Abtauchzeit: 30 sek.
Verdrängung über Wasser: 759 m³; Verdrängung unter Wasser: 1.070 m³

Wilhelmshaven Old Jetty

In the North of the old military harbor in Wilhelmshaven (Banter See) there are two quite big objects. We identified them as swim jetties (German: Schwimmsteg). They were built during the Second World War and can be seen in historical photos.

Can you find the bicycle in the picture?

Comparison today and 1945 – You can find the Jetties in the old picture

Wilhelmshaven IGLU

The ‘Banter See’ is an old harbor at the north sea and a good diving spot. 1986 a little UW-Station / Habitat was placed there in 10m water depth by the local diving club.
You can download the 3D-Files here

Short ‘making of’ video

The Truck of Hemmoor

Everybody who knows Hemmor, knows the truck.
It is standing on a bridge in front of the ‘Rüttler’ – a device to separate chulk from stones.

You can download the 3D-Model here