The Submarine Explorer

In 2008, the Waitt Institute partnered with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) and the Instituto Nacional de Cultura de Panama (INAC) to return to the Sub Marine Explorer and complete documentation of the craft. The 2008 expedition was led by Dr. Jim Delgado of INA and Fritz Hanselmann of Indiana University and resulted in detailed plans, including interpretive reconstructions of the craft, scientific study of its environment and interaction with the surrounding water and marine life, a bathymetric assessment of the surrounding seabed with AUVs, and considerable historical research.