We are proud to present the documentary screening of MARS THE MAGNIFICENT with a Q&A with the explorer Richard Lundgren in person, and Jarrod Jablonski, a pioneering technical diver and record setting cave diver. Read the featured stories we covered in the December 2016 magazine issue of Divers for the Environment, from pages 54-75.https://issuu.com/allylandes/docs/eda_december_issue_2016_single/54
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The Swedish warship Mars Makalös, (Mars the Magnificent), was built between 1563 and 1564. Mars was involved in one of the earliest 'modern', naval battles. It was the leading ship of King Erik XIV's fleet, and at 60 metres and equipped with 107 guns, was one of the largest warships of that time, even larger than the famous ship Vasa, which sank in 1628.
During the Northern 7 Years War in 1564, a Swedish fleet with Mars at the forefront, was sent out to destroy the invading archenemy: Denmark and Lübeck.
For many years, people believed that this legendary Renaissance ship could not be found and that it was perhaps just a myth, among many others. But in 2011, after several years of research, it was announced that an old shipwreck had been found by a team of divers, at a depth of 75 metres and around 18 kilometres north of Öland.
The Baltic sea is renowned for its preservation qualities and old wrecks can be discovered in very good condition.
Mars has a special place in history for being the first ship ever, to sink an opposing enemy ship by gunfire.