Aquanauts: Exploring Earth’s Final Frontier at the Maritime Museum

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26 June — 27 August 2009

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has been given exclusive access to the image library of world renowned underwater photographer Dan Burton and a stunning new exhibition will showcase his pioneering work and explore the world of diving.

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has been given exclusive access to the image library of world renowned underwater photographer Dan Burton and a stunning new exhibition will showcase his pioneering work and explore the world of diving.

Aquanauts - Exploring Earth's Final Frontier opens on 26 June and will offer a unique view of life beneath our oceans, from the warmth of the Red Sea to the depths of Russia's White Sea and beyond.

Dan Burton's experience as a deep-sea technical diver and freediver has given him access to some of the most exciting and unusual photographic shoots ever seen. His work includes documenting the recovery of $50 million worth of silver from the El Cazador off Louisiana, covering the salvage of valuable artefacts from the thousand year old Intan Wreck in Indonesia and joining the international team which photographed and filmed HMHS Britannic - sister ship to the Titanic - resting at 380ft in the Aegean Sea. His most recent assignment is working on a 3D underwater film with a French production. The film will be shown later on in the year in 3D IMAX cinemas.

Dan's amazing photographs have been published in hundreds of books and magazines worldwide, including everything from National Geographic and Scientific American to GQ, FHM and L'Equipe Magazine. Most recently Dan has been capturing stunning images of the basking sharks off the Cornish coast.

Dan Burton says: "I have been fortunate enough to explore some of the world's most extreme environments and most stunning locations. Being able to share these experiences with others through an exhibition like this is wonderful and having worked with the Maritime Museum on their Under the Sea exhibition, I know that they will more than do justice to my work."

Aquanauts - Exploring Earth's Final Frontier opens on 26 June and runs until the 27 August at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth.