Well,again, though the tv special aired in
: 1971, apparently the dive took place years
: before, in 1969. I guess editing a
: documentary together was much more laborious
: than today!
Yes, highly unlikely that the dives were made the same year as doco came out.................not impossible, but difficult in those days, but probably / maybe not if you had deep pockets.
Still, it is possible that the
: local govt was considering protecting the
: wrecks in response to the Cousteau
: expedition, and in anticipation of a
: possible influx of tourists after the tv
: show was to air
You betcha its possible!
: they had to protect their cash
: cow, particularly from the sort of tourist
: who intended to take home some salvaged
: weapons, skulls, etc. as souvenirs!
You hit the nail RIGHT on the head there!