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An old-timer I met a few years back has recently confided in me that he knows of a fisherman who goes out to sea to loot a wreck. The way these villagers fish is by endlessly peering through a glass bottom in their vessel, until they visually locate their quarry. One day, he located this wreck.
Whenever the fisherman is low on funds, he goes down there, sans scuba gear, by the way, and rummages around the wreck. Usually, he finds a few pieces of China that he then flogs off for peanuts. (I've seen pictures of the finds; it's mostly China, but there was a bronze toy cannon too.)
The old-timer has offered to take me along to the wreck's location, as it's close enough offshore to be reached comfortably.
Apart from the looting issues, I think the sudden presence in this quiet fishing town of a white dude, let alone around the partially looted wreck, will result in a few raised eyebrows at the very least. So I'm not sure tagging along is a good idea.