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Wreck Dives Delima
Phoenixx - 8/09/2011 9:48 AM
Category: General
Replies: 5

I was reading an interesting article in Scuba Living about Wreck Dives and I wanted to get everyone’s opinion. What do you think? Should a wreck, that has confirmed loss of life, be considered a sacred grave site and left alone or is it OK to take souvenirs? I for one believe it is a grave site and should be treated with respect, but are you not respecting the site and honoring the dead by treasuring the items removed from that site?
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LatitudeAdjustment - 8/09/2011 11:14 AM


From Phoenixx: Should a wreck, that has confirmed loss of life, be considered a sacred grave site and left alone or is it OK to take souvenirs?



 Dispite the fact that I’m from NJ I don’t take souveniers from any wreck. grave site or not. I’ve seen too many others spend the whole dive cutting some part of history off the wreck only to clean out the garage later and put it in the garbage never to be seen by another diver :(
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Smithsgold - 8/09/2011 1:13 PM
Look dont touch !!!!
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Schuedog - 8/09/2011 9:09 PM
I believe that if you have a good camera you can take a great photo of the item and have it printed and framed. You can hang this on the wall and it will look better that if you took the item and hung it. Especially if you are able to catch some marine life in the photo with the item. There is nothing like a photo of a brass porthole in the ship with something swimming through or in the distance behind it!!!!!!! TAKE ONLY PICTURES AND LEAVE ONLY BUBBLES!
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Phoenixx - 8/11/2011 3:13 PM
Yep, I will take only pictures and leave only bubbles...
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divemedic035 - 8/12/2011 11:34 AM


We should as humans respect those who have gone before us by looking, taking pictures and leaving nothing but bubbles...


Wreck diving is a sport for many of us and all to often we see fellow divers causing more damage and destruction to the all to often fragile environment by trying to find or in many cases cut out that one piece they feel they just can’t live without..


If we leave things as we find them they will be there for our childeren and many others to view, if we keep destroying it soon it will be all gone.


If one feels the compelling need to remove something from the depths try bringing up some of the bottles, cans and various trash we all see on every dive.