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Lusitania - The Underwater Collection - New book by Vic Verlinden

Vic Verlinden’s new book Lusitania – The Underwater Collection has just gone on sale worldwide. All lovers of wreck diving and history will be interested to know that a very interesting item has appeared on the publishing market. Lusitania – The Underwater Collection, is the latest book by acclaimed technical diver and forographer Vic Verlinden.
Published: September 28, 2022 - 09:00
Updated: July 23, 2023 - 01:20
Lusitania – The Underwater Collection – New book by Vic Verlinden

Vic Verlinden’s new book Lusitania – The Underwater Collection has just gone on sale worldwide.

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All lovers of wreck diving and history will be interested to know that a very interesting item has appeared on the publishing market. Lusitania – The Underwater Collection, is the latest book by acclaimed technical diver and forographer Vic Verlinden. The publication is the culmination of a five-year project during which the team studied and documented the wreck of the Lusitania.

Materials for Lusitania - The Underwater Collection

Half a decade of hard work, five expeditions and 25 dives to the wreck of the liner RMS Lusitaniahave yielded a magnificent result. During “Lusitania – Project 17” the expedition participants collected unique documentation of this legendary vessel. It is worth noting that the wreck, resting at a depth of 92 meters, has never before lived to see such a thorough study.

Resources for the book Lusitania - The Underwater Collection

Lusitania – The Underwater Collection

The book is not only a mass of interesting information, but also a huge collection of wonderful photos. The hard work that the team has done over the past years has borne great fruit. Today everyone can see the wreck of the Lusitania as no one has ever had the opportunity to see it before.

Exploring the wreck of the British steamer, the project participants identified a number of locations and details, which they captured in photographs. Using the achievements of modern technology, they created excellent documentation, which allowed to obtain a completely new picture of the wreck of the Lusitania.

Identified element of the wreck of the steamship Lusitania

Sinking and repercussions

The transatlantic liner RMS Lusitania played an extremely important role in human history. Specifically, its sinking on May 7, 1915 by the German submarine U-20. Conspiracy theories aside, it is assumed that the sinking of the steamer was a key event that gave the US the pretext to join World War I. The US government, wanting to send American soldiers to Europe, needed public support. The deaths of many Americans who sailed aboard the Lusitania had exactly this effect.

Documentation of the wreck of the steamship Lusitania

Vic Verlinden began diving in 1975 and has participated in and led numerous wreck expeditions during his long career. With his great diving and photography skills, he specialized in photographing deep wrecks. He has written a total of five books and countless articles about wrecks and diving. Over the past decades, he has been featured in diving magazines from all over the world. He is also the organizer of the TEK Dive Europe technical diving conference.

Author of the book Lusitania - The Underwater Collection

Vic Verlinden in Poland

On November 26-27, 2022. Vic Verlinden will be one of the speakers at the 10th Baltictech conference. The anniversary edition of Poland’s largest diving event is an ideal opportunity to learn more about the new book, as well as to get a copy autographed by the author and ask some questions.

Photo by Vic Verlinden


Without a doubt, the area around England’s Dover is famous for the shipwrecks sunk there. One of those worth exploring is without a doubt the Mindoro shipwreck. You can read more about it in Stefan Panis’ article, which we published in the 20th issue. DIVERS24 quarterly! The digital version of the magazine is available free of charge, while you can purchase the printed version in our online store.

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Tomasz Andrukajtis
Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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