Immi Wallin & Jouni Polkko
Badewanne- is a non-profit organization representing a group of voluntary divers that have been documenting shipwrecks in the Gulf of Finland (known during WW II as “Badewanne”) for more than 15 years. We are a multi talented team with a broad skill set on underwater video, still photography, drawing & painting, 3D modelling, underwater engineering, marine biology and environmental sciences.
Previous Baltictech - Topic of the lecture: Exploring war wrecks of Gulf of Finland.
Due to its strategic location the Gulf of Finland was one of the most densely mined sea areas in the world during WWII with over 60.000 mines laid in a small area. With the addition of cold brackish water the Gulf of Finland can thus today offer some of the best wreck diving in the world. In this presentation we will introduce Badewanne and give an overview of the most interesting war wrecks in the Gulf of Finland. Main focus is on the recently discovered German Destroyers Z-35 and Z-36, that where lost in December 1944 during the ill fated “Operation Nil”.