Last week we dived at a magical place on the Cape Horn archipelago. Because there had been virtually no underwater surveys on this remote area, we picked our diving spots haphazardly. Last week we couldn’t have been luckier. We came upon a giant aggregation of the fake king crab Paralomis granulosa. They were in the ground, on top of each other, climbing on the kelp, parachuting from the canopy… like a scene taken off a sci-fi movie.
Divers prepare to explore the wreck of the Lusitania, 1935. The Lusitania, a similar design to the more famous Titanic, was a passenger liner sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915 during Germany’s policy of unrestricted submarine warfare around the British isles. The sinking killed over 1,200 people and dramatically increased tensions between the United States and Germany.