The bridge is emerging through the mystic light of the deep, forming “Kaiser’s” crown at the Kea Channel.
The ship’s bell is her main identity and remains intact and imposing at the bow section of the “Kaiser”.
One of the restrooms along the deck of the ship, is covered by a piece of old cotton yarn fishing net.
A section from a ventilator lies on the wooden deck which is still “holding strong” despite 90+ years of submersion.
The second funnel lies at the sea bottom near the main rupture of the hull.
Team member Damianos Veropoulos near the ship davits.
The huge three-bladed port side propeller, even with one blade missing is an impressive sight.
Three large amberjacks (Seriola dumerili) appeared unexpectedly, posing in front of the port side propeller.
The bow of the ocean liner as seen from a deeper level.
Diver Stavros Aposporis scooters by the bow section of the shipwreck.
Diver Stavros Aposporis over the port side aft cannon.
One of the team’s divers in the bow section near one of the cannons.
Divers in the water, ready to commence the first dive of the day.
Metal parts of a promenade deck bench; its design style point as origin the Imperial Germany at the end of the 19th century.
The engine telegraph is intact at the bridge but well covered with marine growth.
The small size lantern on the port side (red light), thankfully is still in position.
Divers holding the dive line on the last decompression stop, minutes before reaching the surface.
Divers in the area of the ship’s stern.
A large caliber used shell on the aft deck of SS Burdigala.
Cylinder head in the engine room. Maintenance steps are visible.
Diver Yiannis Protopappas is videotaping in the engine room.
Steam regulating valve in the port side engine room.
Scooting in the vicinity of the bow with the fore cannon clearly visible.
Diver Yannis Protopappas video scopes the propellers under adverse lighting conditions.
Diver Dimitris Galon during a decompression stop.
The starboard side propeller with the shaft visible, partially submerged in the sand.
The first funnel lies at the sea bottom on the starboard side of the hull.
Ship’s lanterns stored in a locker at the port side of the forecastle.
A porthole remains untouched, befallen on the deck of the SS Burdigala.
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