Articles and personal publications by Georges Gawinowski (1994-present)

Georges Gawinowski

Georges Gawinowski

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

USS Spiegel Grove Episode 2

The pacha of Key Largo is coming back.
March 2003 we had shared with a a superb dive on the Spiegel Grove (Octopus N 41). After two years we wanted to come back and on this 500-foot long wreck sunken in 2002 between 50 to 130 feet in the warm waters of the keys.
May 17 2002, USS Spiegel Grove” ship from the USN was sunken as an artificial reef and was becoming a site opened to the world divers community....

2006, Feb-Mar - Octopus

Would you like to dive in Florida? Call Georges!

2004, Oct-Nov - Plongee Magazine

NSS/CDS Workshop

2003, Apr - Octopus

USS Spiegel Grove

2003, Feb - Octopus

Have a long life Princess!

Have a long life Princess!
It is a general excitation in one of the splendid marina in the heart of Miami. Scuba divers equipped with double tanks filled with Nitrox mixes are preparing to salute the beautiful “princess Britney” for a last trip to the bottom of the ocean where she will begin a new life.
Today we are sinking this beautiful Haitian Cargo. It is 9h am when we are leaving the dock. Robert briefed about the procedures and gave some safety guideline for this non-common dive. We are here between friends, lucky, this is not everyday that we sink a 200foot boat.

2003, Aug-Sep - Octopus

Azimuth in Miami

The Azimuth in Miami
Miami August 2002, I am driving nicely on the expressway. The purred of the V8 and the moisture in the air helps to dream. Traveling inside a “guerilla patchanka”, I imagine the training and survival skills in the Amazonian jungle were about. I am thinking about my notes about the biography regarding the man I have a meeting with this evening, “MO”
Mauricio Defendi, former member of the Brazilian Special Forces is one of the main actors about the CCR and SCR Rebreather manufactured by OMG. He is the author of the IANTD Standards with Tom Mount for the same Rebreathers. The Italian Navy used them for years. Now they are on the American market, nicer, safer, and accessible for everyone and for the fun to the US divers. Smart teaching programs have been created for the non-divers to enjoy rebreather diving.......

2002, Oct - Octopus

Mental and Diving & Telford spring clean-up

2002, Jun - Octopus