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Expedition 5
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Expedition Leader Surface Vessel Research Equipment
Mike McDowell R/V Akademik Mstislav Keldysh The Submersibles Mir I and Mir II
Mike McDowell, founder and manager of Deep Ocean Expeditions, was the man behind the first ever manned dives to the wreck of the Bismarck in 2001. In 2002 he made a second expedition to the wreck of the Bismarck. This expedition used manned submersibles.
Expedition carried out by: Deep Ocean Expeditions, Australia
Purpose of Expedition: To take paying passengers and others to the wreck as well as filming the wreck for commercial purpose
Expedition start location: Ponta Delgado, Azores, Portugal
Expedition start: 26 July 2002
Expedition arrival at wreck site: 30 July 2002
Expedition left wreck site: 3 August 2002
Expedition end: 6 August 2002
Expedition end location: Southampton, England
Number of dives: 6

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