Diver Makes 70-Year-Old Discovery in the Dark Depths of the Pacific Ocean

Have you ever wondered what could be under the ocean, sea and lake waters?  For seventy years some objects under the water of the Pacific Ocean were waiting to be discovered. This came to reality when the world-renowned underwater photographer Brandi Mueller decided to dive into the Pacific Ocean for some pictures. Whatever she found under the sea was just a little reminder that there is still a lot that lies under the abyss that has not yet been discovered. Who knows the things of value that we may find if we went there for further exploration?

Oceanic enigma

Being a diving pro and having a passion for diving has led her on a journey that she least expected, she has discovered the mysteries of the world’s oceans, 95% of the worlds ocean isn’t explored and Brandi Mueller still has the passion to explore it and find out what lies within.

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Inspired beginnings

From childhood Brandi Mueller loved nature and also she found love for photography. As she was getting older she combined her passions for diving and photography. She learned to dive at the age of 15 during a student exchange program in New Zealand.

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Adventures begin

After she joined university she had the chance to travel extensively on her mission of discoveries. She visited a different and wonderful place such as Tasmania, the Bahamas, and Costa Rica.  During her trips, she gained new knowledge on plants and ecology. Later, she took her dream of becoming a diving instructor. A few years later what she was about to discover will amaze you.

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Underwater photography

A few days after becoming a diving instructor, Brandi became famous by becoming the most published underwater photographer of her generation which was a big achievement. Her photography has not only been published locally but also internationally and also praised by the top best photographers in the world. She also got a captain’s license.

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Passion for the ocean

 Brandi is a lady who loves observing behaviors in the ocean, catching shrimp, cleaning turtles and also seeing their courtship and mating behavior.

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Marshall Island dives

Brandi became a boat captain in Kwajalein Atoll. Because of her role as the captain, she was able to see the vastness of the Pacific Ocean; this offered her a resource to take a picture of many things with her underwater photography. Marshall Island is located at the top of an ancient submerged volcano that emerges from the ocean floor; this makes the places inhabitable as a result of nuclear contamination during the cold war period.

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Aquatic debris

During her dives, Brandi noticed that the ocean floor had a lot of metal debris. She noticed some glasses and metals protruding on the ocean floor, they had rusted and covered by marine flora. Being determined to discover what was under the water she did her best and kept diving.

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Forgotten graveyards

Brandi exploration finally led her to the origin of the broken pieces of glass and metals. At the bottom of Pacific Ocean, she came across a multitude of large planes. This collection of unknown aircrafts had gathered at the bottom of the ocean, they looked untouched and it’s like they had been there for years. She returned to the place daily to try and find out who the owners were, and how they ended up being in this same location.

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Pilots mystery

Brandi explored the graveside and she noticed that something was missing, there were no signs of human beings at all even skeletons of dead people. In the event that the aircrafts were shot from the sky, the pilots should have gone down with them, but there were no signs. She went ahead to do her discoveries.

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Surprising discovery

Surprisingly, every aircraft she came across was empty, no signs of human remain anywhere in the planes. Had sea life swallowed them up?

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Condition of the planes

Astonishingly, the planes were intact.  Brandi realized that the planes looked too good to have been shot down, but was that the cause?

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Forgotten history

The planes looked too old and rusted that one could not identify the insignia that could help mark the owners, Brandi thought could be the plane belonged to some Japanese bombers who lacked enough fuel and the planes ended up into the sea. But could this be the reason why they lacked human remains?

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Not a human graveyard

Where the planes rested wasn’t a human graveyard.  Brandi kept coming to the site to photograph the evidence at the bottom of the ocean. She had no idea if maybe someone else had discovered this.

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The numbers

There were over 100 planes underwater.

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Unexplained situation

There were battles in the area between the United States and Japan. But why did the planes remain in such good condition and where are the remains of the pilots?

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Erie memorial

During the war, millions of people died. These planes seemed to be a sad memorial of that event. But why had the planes been abandoned?

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Sunken treasure

Brandi said that the wreckage was the hardest to photograph because of the depth. The planes were around 150 feet under the water and divers have limited depth of diving and also time. It’s very strange to see planes in water because that’s not where they belong. If these planes didn’t sink during the war then they are special.

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WWII planes

The planes at the bottom of the ocean were: TBF, the DOUGLAS SBD Dauntless and the F4U Corsair. Majority of these models had been introduced in 1940 and were used during the Second World War.

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Answers

The reason for this amazing site is that the aircrafts were intentionally thrown into the sea from the allied aircraft carriers after the Japan Empire was defeated. This was done in order for the military to avoid adding the planes to their surplus. The maintenance and storage of the planes were quite expensive and new models were still coming into the US forces.

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