Fearless scuba divers explore abandoned nuclear missile silo in VR

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27.12.2017

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Pull on your dry suit for a dive into an incredible flooded time machine outside Seattle, Washington. This Cold War era nuclear missile silo is now a scuba diving haven.

The subterranean chambers of this Cold War relic look like they’re straight out of a science fiction novel. Incredible underwater visibility reveals graffiti-covered concrete walls, rusting beams, and exposed wiring.

Formerly a top secret site, this abandoned nuclear missile complex is now a perfect setting for an ominous underwater adventure. Travel back in time with a group of brave scuba divers who plunge into the silo.

This Titan I missile complex is surrounded by farmland in central Washington. It was built in the 1960’s to house nuclear warheads hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb. When the site was decommissioned, the water pumps that diverted groundwater were also deactivated, flooding the facility.

The adventure begins with a descent down an old emergency escape hatch. An extensive system of tunnels connects three 160-foot launcher silos, two antenna silos, equipment terminals, a power house, and a control center. Even after 50 years, the blast doors and “Danger: High Voltage” signs are still intact. They serve as a reminder of the looming danger workers faced each day when the silo was operational.

Advanced diving certification is a requirement for navigating this fortress. Submerge into the 50 degree water with a group of intrepid explorers in the video above.

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