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Still Treacherous
Photograph by Christoph Gerigk

Scholz illuminates the door to Steuben's bridge as well as nets left behind by almost 60 years of fishing activity. Photographer Gerigk spent several hair-raising minutes tangled in one of these nets. With barely enough air for 25 minutes at the wreck and another hour and 40 minutes needed for a slow return to the surface, such snags could prove fatal for divers. "I shot this photo only minutes after getting free," he says, "as a personal souvenir."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5 in SEACAM F5 Underwater Housing
Film Type: Fuji RHP Provia 400, pushed to 800 ASA
Lens: Tokina D-AF f/3.5 17mm with Seacam  Superdome
Speed and F-stop: 1/40 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Depth 200 feet (60 meters), temperature 39°F (4°C)
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Treble-Light HID-lamps and Subtronic UW-strobes
Special Equipment or Comments: Trimix dive


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