........historical record, and simply exploration of the unknown. Now while I really feel no need to explain my (or my colleagues) reasons for discovering and diving on many many War Graves, if you took the time to actually read the two part interview I just gave, I think you'll find the answers there. But there, reading, and actually understanding what is written, is a fundamental requirement, which is certainly, obviously, not in the bag of tricks of some people on this forum.
And while on the subject of War Graves, let’s see, in no particular order: David Mearns recovering the bell from HMS Hood and handing it over to the relevant authorities; Jacques Cousteau diving and recovering artefacts from HMHS Britannic; Robert Ballard 'diving' Bismarck, many of the lost ships of Guadalcanal, (and although not a ‘war Grave’, Titanic; and others 'diving' Titanic and retrieving priceless historical artefacts - much to the dismay of many, including Ballard); British Navy divers (along with some 'technical' civilian divers IIRC) recovering another main bell from HMS Prince of Wales (at an exorbitant, truly exorbitant, expense I might add); British authorities giving permission to a commercial salvor to explosively penetrate HMS Edinburgh (to retrieve the gold there); and last but not least let’s not forget Mr Allen’s teams recent dives on USS Indianapolis, and previously HIJMS Musashi. All in the name of exploration and adding to the historical record, if you ask me why (they do it.
But in all fairness to the above, if that still exists here on this forum, may I suggest that you sir also ask the above, save Cousteau of course, why they dive these War Graves, as opposed to taking any notice of my assumptions as to why the do / did it, as after all I can really only speak for myself as to why I do /did it.
: Apart from (OK inadvertently) giving the crew
: the opportunity?
: Just wondering as you don't mention one.
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