La Gombe : the plane


I have been diving the Gombe quarry a couple of times now and mostly post pictures from the sturgeons. This dive site features as well two major wrecks : a tank and a plane. The plane was donated by the Belgium army. It is a F-84F Thunderstreak.

Here a view of the quarry before it transforms into a huge steam bath. On week-ends more than 100 divers enter this little pool in the afternoons. So the best time to dive is on Saturday mornings.

Global view of the quarry

Here some shots from this wreck underwater :

To start with : Chris is looking for the keys

A wanna be pilot

Some detail shots…

Detail in wing

wing 'n wheel

The pilot's view

the cockpit

and a wide angle from the tail

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