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Mariana Trench

Postby eDiver » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:57 am

A couple of events happened yesterday (a call from a friend and a BBC article) that renewed my interest in this subject ;)

I took a closer look at the data and .... OMG .... this site is huge! (and very deep too).
The area of interest is approximately a square of almost 700x700 miles (1,100x1,100Km) with the deepest point at almost 11,000 meters ..... no way I can dive down there .... not even with the simulator :o

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This is a big area and there is no way one can cover it all while scuba diving :D
So, to put the Mariana Trench into eDiving we need to break it in pieces and then scale each one of them. It looks like a good plan to me.

The first portion we are going to cover is Central Mariana Trench

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The size of this area is only 250Km x 250Km ..... and the maximum depth is only 8,858.42 meters .... :? But don't worry, we are going to scale it 100:1 so you can easily dive it too.

Look forward to this new site coming to eDiving very very soon.
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Diving the Mariana Trench

Postby eDiver » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:32 pm

Today I made my first virtual dive at the Central Mariana Trench ;)
This site is incredible: lots of steep walls, ridges and a very deep canyon.

As mentioned in my earlier post, since it is impossible to dive - even virtually - the original site as it is 250km x 250km wide and almost 9,000 meters deep we created a "shrunk" version. Basically we scaled the site 250:1 horizontally and 100:3 vertically ... then to make it even more manageable we moved up every thing by 30 meters:

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Next is to add a bit of marine life - maybe even some dangerous Vyper fish :D
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Re: Mariana Trench

Postby eDiver » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:57 pm

beta version is now online ;)

who is going to set the new "deepest dive" record ?
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Re: Mariana Trench

Postby jakeweeks » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:05 pm

beta version is now online ;)

who is going to set the new "deepest dive" record ?


Me! Maybe... if I can cheat and use the health kit at my 50m deco stop :lol:
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