: the situation changed and now few if
: any divers take souvenirs from any wreck!
David, with all due respect, the old cave diving adage "leave only bubbles, take only photographs" has long been superseded by many wreck divers as to "take what you can get before someone else does". Just sayin' is all. Right or wrong, as that attitude may be, that is the attitude in many places. And 'sanctioned' to boot.
May I humbly suggest you 'catch up' on the subject you are pontificating about.