A special commemorative ‘SCAPA’ edition of BSAC’s member magazine SCUBA has been made available to all divers, and everyone who loves the underwater world, to mark the centenary of the scuttling of the German High Fleet.
A digital version of May’s SCUBA – renamed SCAPA, is now available to all to read online. By making the special issue widely accessible to all, BSAC hopes to raise awareness of and participation in this year’s historic milestone.
A commemorative year at Scapa Flow
The 21st June 2019 sees 100 years since the German High Fleet was deliberately scuttled by its own officers in the natural harbour of Scapa Flow, off Orkney. Scapa is now one of the world’s most iconic wreck diving destinations and the coming months will see a host of special events, projects and dive trips to the mark the centenary.
Scapa Flow – iconic wreck diving destination
Intended as an inspiring in-depth guide to the centenary of the scuttling and showcase the amazing Flow wreck sites that both sport and technical divers can enjoy, ‘SCAPA’ is packed full of detail about the sites, the background to the sinking as well interviews with the people who are at the heart of the Scapa diving community today.
Specially commissioned features in the SCAPA edition include:
- The backstory of Scapa’s iconic wrecks
- What it’s like to work as a skipper in the Flow
- The anatomy of a Konig class battleship
- Photography Special – snapping Scapa
- Wreck special on BSAC’s ‘adopted’ site, the SMS Coln
‘SCAPA’ magazine special edition for all divers
BSAC Chair Alex Warzynski said the team behind SCUBA had put together a stunning special issue on SCAPA which would be a fantastic go-to guide for anyone interested in diving the Flow. He said:
“Our SCAPA Special really showcases what a world-class diving destination we have right on our own doorstep. Having dived Scapa many times, it’s a location that’s close to my heart, so I’m delighted we are able to make this fantastic special issue available to all. I really hope it inspires even more people to discover Scapa’s truly remarkable history as well as its awe-inspiring wreck sites for themselves.”
Normally only available to BSAC members, all divers and non-members can now read SCAPA online. To access this very special issue of SCUBA magazine go to www.bsac.com/scapa.