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Scuba Dive Ghost Fleet of Japanese Navy

NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 3, 2005, an incredible 9-day
adventure will begin in the South Pacific, where 16 African Americans (from all walks of life) will bond together to scuba dive the Ghost Fleet of the Japanese Imperial Navy at Truk Lagoon. The group will be led by PADI Divemaster, Dean M. Carroll, with over 20 years of diving experience.

In 2002,Dean was named Diver of the Year by The National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS) and The Atlantic Rangers Scuba Club of Philadelphia, PA.

Dean has led dive expeditions to the Bahamas, Bonaire, St. Thomas, USVI,Puerto Rico and The Grave Yard of the Atlantic - North Carolina.

Dean was born and raised on the streets of Harlem and has used his street smarts and world travel expertise to assemble a unique group of 6 African-American women and 10 African-American men of all diving abilities.

The group will embark on this historic voyage partaking superb
photographic opportunities and unprecedented diving experiences. Most divers are members of The National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS) and/or members of their local African-American scuba diving clubs.


the bottom of Truk Lagoon is the final tomb for more
then 60 submerged World War II warships, freighters, tankers, submarines and aircraft from the Japanese Imperial Navy's 4th Fleet. These WW-2 battle wrecks, courtesy of the U.S. Navy's 6th Fleet, Operation Hailstone, are covered with lush growths of hard and soft corals teeming with numerous varieties of fish life. There are full artifacts from the Japanese Navy, Army and Air Force, including naval artillery ordnance destined for the battleships Yamato and Musashi, tanks, Zero Fighter Aircraft, staff cars, trucks and other



Dean M. Carroll


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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