Underwater Museums: What Remains of WWII in the Pacific (Hardcover)

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Underwater Museums: What Remains of WWII in the Pacific (Hardcover)

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Dive into the submerged history of the Pacific theater of WWII where ships, planes, submarines, and military surplus rest beneath the waves. Explore the underwater museums preserved in time through stunning photography from award-winning photographer, Brandi Mueller, and captivating firsthand stories of diving the wrecks and the history of how they came to rest at the bottom of the sea.

From airplanes lost in the depths of Guadalcanal and Sherman tanks swamped off the coast of a beach in Saipan to medicine bottles deep within a ship intended for American soldiers in Vanuatu, WWII left behind an abundance of relics underwater. Mangled metal associated with destruction and lost lives litter the seafloor of the Pacific theater. The wrecks have been transformed into prolific coral reefs teeming with fish and life.

Go on an adventure to the underwater museums of little-known Kwajalein Atoll; the world-famous wreck diving destination, Truk Lagoon; Guam, where two WWI and WWII ships touch; an anchorage in the Philippines where a fleet of Japanese ships that thought they were safe and out of range of US aircraft; and the WWII ships, submarines, and planes that rest at the bottom of Bikini Atoll after finishing out their service as targets for Operation Crossroads.

This journey into the past will immerse you in extraordinary locations and includes stunning images and captivating firsthand stories from visiting these captivating museums.
Brandi Mueller is an award-winning underwater photographer and writer who grew up in northern Wisconsin. She considers herself an obsessive traveler and loves to spend time underwater with a camera. Learning to dive in high school, she has been instructing scuba for almost twenty years and has been a USCG Merchant Mariner captain for over fifteen years. She has been lucky to live and work in places such as Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, and more.

Brandi has published many articles and photos both online and in print. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Lonely Planet books, and many magazines, including Scuba Diving, Air & Space Quarterly, X-Ray Mag, and Asian Diver. Her work has been seen online on sites like Mashable, MSN, My Modern Met, UNILAD, and ABC News. Her underwater film work has appeared in Discovery Channel TV shows. Brandi is an Ikelite ambassador and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa and a master’s degree from the University of Hawaii.
Product Details ISBN: 9798888452042
Publisher: Permuted Press
Publication Date: November 5th, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English