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Thunderfish is committed to providing high quality, reasonably priced adventure packages to the individual who dares to challenge the ocean.   Captain Bill Palmer is a professional diver with over 30 years of experience in ocean wreck diving.  Whether you dare to explore long forgotten wrecks of once proud vessels or test your endurance against a 80 pound blue shark, Thunderfish   will customize your adventure to ensure an experience that will last a lifetime.


The Thunderfish is a 35' Bertram Sport Fisherman, designed to be at home in the not so calm North Eastern waters.


She is of fiberglass construction and powered by twin Caterpillar diesels to afford safety and reliability. The Thunderfish has been designed to comfortably accommodate both the serious wreck diver and fisherman. She is equipped with the latest electronics: 3 GPSs, Radar, 2 Video Fish Finders, 2 VHF and 1 Single Sideband Radios, bottom scanner and a television to view videos of wreck sites and fishing techniques. The interior has a fresh water sink and icebox and bunks for the tired sailor.

Thunderfish sails from Mystic Shipyard East, 18 Stafford St, Mystic, CT 06355.


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 Captain Bill Palmer  

Captain Palmer is a licensed Coast Guard Captain with over three decades of practical experience in New England waters.  He has over thirty years of experience diving wrecks along the eastern seaboard. As well as being a dive instructor specializing in advanced wreck diving, he is an avid historian and underwater videographer.  He produces numerous videos on wrecks, wreck diving, and fishing. Some of his credits include C.P.T.V., Discovery Channel, A&E, and Times Mirror.  He is well known for his lectures and presentations around the east coast.  He is an associate member of the Boston Sea Rovers and a member of the American Society of Oceanographers.

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