Sumary of Turkey Unveils Underwater Shipwreck Museum:
- If you are a diver who enjoys exploring underwater shipwrecks, here is one more place to add to your list, Gallipoli Historical Underwater Park beneath the Dardanelles Strait in Turkey.
- Back in 1973, Turkey created the Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Peninsula Historical National Park at the southern end of the Gallipoli Peninsula to honor the 500,000 soldiers who lost their lives in this region in a prolonged battle between the Ottoman and the Allied forces in the First World War.
- Recently, Turkey has opened a stretch of coastline off the Gallipoli peninsula which contains wrecks from the First World War battle to tourists.
- The recently opened underwater site will heighten the historic connection as divers have an opportunity to explore the remains of 14 battle ships, including the British Royal Navy’s ‘HMS Majestic’.