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Best underwater shipwreck photographic book ever!

Discussion in 'Wreck Diving' started by Kay Dee, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. neehooya

    neehooya ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Colorado
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    Great book, thanks for the recommendation. Here is interesting video on the same topic I came across last year. I'm sure it's been covered somewhere here.

    enjoy
     
  2. Jared0425

    Jared0425 Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Detroit, Michigan
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    When one spends the time, safety, and money finding "accessible" shipwrecks, you will gain a appreciation for the knick knacks you find first. It does no good letting stuff sit on the bottom.
     
  3. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    It happened at the home water in UK.

    Divers fined £18,000 each for removing relics from Scapa Flow wrecks - The Orcadian Online

    Some divers are known to have sticky fingers no matter where.
     
  4. Rick Brant

    Rick Brant Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Kaua'i
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    Sorry, we'll never agree on that. I've done many tough things in the outdoors and never had any inclination to own any of it. Your approach means that, eventually, there will be nothing left to see on many wrecks.
     
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  5. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Nothing left to see by the wreck divers and how about the general public?
    I have no problem if the salvage work is properly done and the recovered artifacts displayed to the public.


    Mary Rose - Wikipedia
     
  6. Tassi Devil Diver

    Tassi Devil Diver Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Tasmania, Australia
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    I am very much in the camp of nothing should be taken off wrecks, all my local wrecks have been heavily scavenged in the 60's and 70's and they are just empty hollow shells. The only thing of interest is the fish and marine life they attract which is spectacular in it's own right.

    We have a wreck that is 70+m (the SS Tasman) and has only been dived by handful of people protected by historic shipwreck legislation, but it is not the legislation that protects it is the depth, it is littered with artifacts, bottles, china, brass and is just a joy to see and dive each time I get the opportunity. A few artifacts have been taken under permit by the team that located the wreck for displayed in a local museum, and I am fine with that, but nothing else needs to be taken.
     
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  7. Rick Brant

    Rick Brant Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Kaua'i
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    Keep in mind depth may not be an issue forever. I don't think it will be long before UAV with basic operable arms will be widely available.
     
  8. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Public displaying is fine with me.

    The incidence happened in Scapa Flow is a good indication that human greed recognizes no boundary or law.
     
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  9. Jared0425

    Jared0425 Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Detroit, Michigan
    1,180
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    It's a controversial topic to many. Many things play into it. Ships of war are hallowed ground to many, but a steamer that foundered with no loss of life holds little sentiment. People who ride the coattails of the wreck hunters who put their time and energy in search and discovery are always the ones who complain they don't get to see or take stuff themselves. In the end the wrecks and their contents WILL be destroyed.
     
  10. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Location: Hong Kong
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    If there is willing collector/payer for artifact etc then anything can happen whether it is wreck or grave.
     
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