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Richard Gomez explores Ormoc bay in submarine

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Here is yet another item ticked off his bucket list!

Actor now Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc City had the once in a lifetime chance of riding a submarine off the waters of Ormoc City.

The politiko and adrenaline junkie could not help but stay ecstatic even after the ride on the $12-million submarine, which is aptly colored yellow.

A nod to the Beatles aside, Gomez actually marveled at the sight of the remains of the USS Cooper, a World War II battleship submerged 620 feet below sea level of Ormoc Bay.

620 feet below sea level inside the Pagoo exploring the remains of WWII Battleship USS Cooper in Ormoc Bay, Leyte! Together inside this yellow submarine is Dr. Robert Kraft, expedition leader, Jake Miranda of the Surigao Straight Memorial Council, Dr. Gay Lacsina of the National Museum Maritime Underwater Cultural Heritage, submarine pilot Luca and 5 other crew members. So far both R/V Petrel and M/Y Octopus have discovered 11 Imperial Japanese Navy boats and 4 American Battleships including other merchant ships that sank during the Battle of Ormoc Bay. According to Dr. Kraft there is so much more to be discovered inside the waters of Ormoc Bay #experinceofalifetime #somuchhistoryatthrormocbayyettobediscovered #thankyoupaulallen #$12millionsubmarine #yellowsubmarine #onboardtheoctopusoneoftheworldsmostexpensiveyachts #ww2

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