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This Sunken World War II Plane Is The Perfect Underwater Playground

Lying at the bottom of the Mediterranean, this rusting piece of history is a haven for shrimp, tropical fish, and intrepid divers.

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2. The Douglas Dakota DC-3 which was used as a transporter by a Turkish paratroop regiment in World War Two today sits at the bottom of the Mediterranean - its twin propeller engines now rusted and covered in coral.

4. The submerged aircraft is now home to schools of tropical fish. Shrimp gobies live in the cool sand in the shadow of the plane and barracudas drift past the wings in search of food.

5. Underwater photographer Andrey Nekrasov, 42, dived the wreck. He entered the sunken aircraft through the large door in the main hull, which was once used as the main exit for jumping paratroopers.

We went on a diving boat to a small island. Directly below us lay the plane - its blurred outlines were visible on the surface of the water.
The plane was so well preserved, it looked as it were resting on an airfield runway. It looked unusual and beautiful.
Not all free divers were able to reach the plane on their first try. But once everyone in the group had managed to reach the plane we decided to take a group picture. Towards the end of the dive I was able to hold my breath long enough to look inside the cabin.

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