The Dakota Hunter

A Film by Axel Ebermann

Taking the Plunge

A Dakota in the ocean. Hans Wiesman can’t help himself…      

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Love and Peace

Muslim clerics and Buddhist monks sitting in unison to give their blessings to the Dakotas that are being sunk in Phuket to form an artificial reef.  

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The Barge and the snapped Anchor

The enormous barge that transports the Dakota to the sinking position is anchored on each side by enormous steel cables. One morning a loud popping sound like a gunshot wakes everybody up. One of the cables has snapped and swiped … Continue reading

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Poking holes

A Dakota is so buoyant it can float in water for several hours. Which can come in handy during emergency landings – but not when you are trying to sink the planes to form an artificial reef. Hans Wiesman with … Continue reading

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Dakota Reef in Phuket

Loading four derelict Dakotas on a barge to sink them to form an artificial reef is already an enormous logistical operation for Rainer Gottwald, the president of the CEO of the Thai Diving Association. Not even counting in  Hans, who is lobbying to … Continue reading

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Sinking Dakotas in Turkey

  So apparently sinking Dakotas to create artificial reefs for divers is THE hot thing to do. Hans, through his extensive spy network of fellow Dakota enthusiasts, has currently set his sights on some planes in Turkey. They were donated … Continue reading

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