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Ancient pottery pics Gulf of Thailand

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by andibk, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. andibk

    andibk Barracuda

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    Click on the link to see pics of Ancient pottery that were recovered and cleaned up by the Thai Archeology department. he pottery come from wrecks in the Gulf of Thailand. Most of the wrecks are in the 50-60 meter range.The Archeology deparment are diving with classic Inspirations with VR3's for the 4 cell.

    http://deeptecthailand.com/imagegallery/categories.php?cat_id=13

    andibk
     
  2. Compression

    Compression Angel Fish

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    Very interesting that. Thanks andibk!
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2010
  3. limbo

    limbo Course Director

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    Nice pics andibk, some cool pottery.

    Do you know of any wrecks at shallower depths out in the Gulf, around 30 meters, not meaning the usual suspects.
     
  4. andibk

    andibk Barracuda

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    Here is the link to the Thai Archeology deparments museum.

    maritime/main.htm

    andibk
     
  5. lord khram

    lord khram Loggerhead Turtle

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    Are these wrecks protected, or are they open to divers?
     
  6. Bowmouth

    Bowmouth Loggerhead Turtle

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    You should ask Jamie!!:rofl3:
     
  7. andibk

    andibk Barracuda

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    Lord Kram
    The Thai archeology department spends alot of time researching these ship wrecks to gather as much information as they can to find out where these wrecks come from. The more that they are disturbed makes the job that much harder for them. If you would like to see the work that they have done it is best to go to the Museum and see the fine displays that they have. The museum is in Chantaburi just about 3 hour drive from either Bangkok or Pattaya. I do not know the "Official" law reguarding the diving on the wrecks but I honestly do not believe it is allowed. IF you have any questions reguarding the Thai maritime archeology laws please contact Erbprem at 0853346732. Erbprem is in charge of the archeology department and will be more then happy to answer your legal questions.

    andibk
     
  8. lord khram

    lord khram Loggerhead Turtle

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    Thanks for the usefull info here, I think I have been in this museum a few years ago, but its not the same as diving.
    I agree with your comments fully and under such circumstances divers should exercise some common sence and not disturb anything on such historic sites, we should all be able to controll our buoyancy sufficiently as to not even touch such wrecks let alone disturb things on them.
    I am a firm believer that things (natural or manmade) that are on the seabed should be left alone for others to see them as ourselves were fortunate enough to do.

    John
     
  9. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I agree but I'll bet most of these wrecks are beyond what many consider recreational dive limits.
     
  10. TimA

    TimA Nassau Grouper

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    Great Stuff!
     

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