You Can’t Dive the Pyramids, but You Can Dive the Great Wall

In the Hutong

Blinds shut, air conditioning on ful

1743 hrs.

Last weekend, The Village Grouch of Sinoscuba led ImageThief and a small band of my fellow Dadu-based divers to a reservoir north of Tianjin. Their mission: to dive the Great Wall.

To those of us who picture the great wall as a series of small citadels on jagged peaks linked by a serpentine brick breastwork, the very idea of diving the Great Wall is a bit absurdist. But there is actually a section that found itself drowned by a reservoir in the 1980s that extends to a depth of 65′.

Will took his underwater video rig with him and got some cool footage. Check it out at the National Geographic site here.


About David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.
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