Dark Waters: Exploring the wrecks of the abyss with Richie Kohler and Dmitry Tomashov

Aircraft wrecks, Interviews, Shipwrecks, WW2 in Greece, WW2 Wrecks

By Pierre Kosmidis

Photos submitted by Dmitry Tomashov and used by permission

Dark Waters, a fascinating TV series, documenting the fate of stunning wrecks, which caught the imagination of explorers, is brought to life, thanks to the efforts of U Boat Malta and AQ Films Malta, featuring Richie Kohler and Dmitry Tomashov.

Exploring a Ju 52 wreck
Exploring a Ju 52 wreck

www.ww2wrecks.com reached out to Dmitry Tomashov, to learn more about his explorations and the TV series Dark Waters 

My name is Dmitry Tomashov and I am a submersible pilot and director of photography at U-boat Malta.

Dmitry Tomashov (left) and Richie Kohler (right) exploring a wreck for Dark Waters
Dmitry Tomashov (left) and Richie Kohler (right) exploring a wreck for Dark Waters

U-boat Malta started many years ago as a family business and evolved from a diving centre and film company into something much bigger!

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The support vessel close to Kea island, Greece

We now have a support vessel with two submersibles, an ROV, a diving wet bell and a decompression chamber on board.

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Plastic garbage litter the WW2 shipwreck

Our passion for diving and filming got to a whole new level, I dived many wrecks in my life and have been the first one to see several wrecks, ranging from, 2000 year old ancient shipwrecks full of amphorae to WW2 ships and U boats and finding tons of plastic garbage at a depth of 260 meters at a WW2 wreck.

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One of the most interesting finds was a Luftwaffe Ju 88 located off Malta. When we first saw it, we didnʼt know what type it was, visibility was not so good.

Exploring the abyss for Dark Waters
Exploring the abyss for Dark Waters

The WW2 aircraft wreck was found upside down on the seabed, we knew it was a bomber, but couldn’t identify it.

After hovering for some time over the wreck I saw the outline of a cross on the wing , we carefully cleaned it and there it was ! A German insignia, white and black cross!

The Ju 52 wreck
The Ju 52 wreck

Usually wrecks are covered with corals and other marine life, but not this wreck, it was nearly intact, only the cockpit was destroyed.

This fantastic WW2 Wreck will be featured on our Docudrama series , Dark Waters with Richie Kohler!

Dark Waters
Dark Waters is a 12-episode series, focusing on some of the world’s most stunning wrecks

The first part of Dark Waters , Mystery of the Britannic, a story about the ill-fated HMHS Britannic which was one of the biggest ships sunk during WW1.

Hovering around a WW2 Wreck, like this Ju 52 is an eerie experience
Hovering around a WW2 Wreck, like this Ju 52 is an eerie experience

Dark Waters is not just unique footage of a wreck, but a whole story behind it, how she ended up where she is now and what happened with people that were onboard.

This nearly intact Ju 52, off Kea Island in Greece offers a unique glimpse into the past
This nearly intact Ju 52, off Kea Island in Greece offers a unique glimpse into the past

The next series will follow the trip of U73 to Malta where she sunk 3 ships in the course of 2 days.

A Remastered version will be out in the coming months, accessible worldwide, via VOD (Video on Demand).

 

FOR MORE INFO CHECK THE FOLLOWING LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/AQFilmsmalta 

 

https://www.facebook.com/uboatmalta/