The rough waters in the intersection of the Istanbul Bosphorus and the Black Sea, the green and harsh hills, the buildings in that deserted bay is home to those brave men for years.
Those who swore to protect this country at the risk of their own lives are legendary Navy Seals of Turkish Navy Forces.
One of the oldest members of this honorable family, Yuksel AKBAYIR, was graduated from Naval Academy in 1957 and throughout his career, he has conducted numerous missions including the commander of Special Boat Service and Rescue and Underwater Command. Yuksel AKBAYIR is the Honorary President and Head Instructor of Aqua Club.
The photos below belong to Yuksel AKBAYIR and his friends during their underwater training in 1963-1964. I dedicate this page to my father who presented me the underwater world.
Kindest regards to all navy officers