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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Thailand Riots

  While trying to get the wingtips off the Dakotas that were sunk in Phuket to form an artificial reef, Hans had his eyes set on a jackpot: The entire scrapyard of the Royal Thai Airforce !!! Through month of … Continue reading

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