SHIPWRECK DIVING  FREE on line How To Guide By Capt. Dan Berg
The complete Diver's Handbook to Mastering the Skills of Shipwreck Diving
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Click on any of the links above for detailed information on each Shipwreck Diving topic. For your conveyance all links are listed below. Please check back regularly as this site is frequently updated with new Shipwreck Diving information and images. We invite divers to e-mail additional information, photographs and images.

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Underwater Tools    Lobster Diving   Dive Boats   Underwater Navigation
Underwater Communication   Shipwreck Penetration   Shipwreck Research   Shipwreck Identification
Finding New Shipwrecks    Shipwreck Mapping    Salvage Laws   Artifact Location
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Shipwreck Photography   Hazards   Spear Fishing   Suggested Reading

The Shipwreck Diving E-Book


shipwreck artifacts porthole salvageWreck diving is a specialized area of scuba diving that can be enjoyed by all divers, in all areas of the world. In the Caribbean islands, traveling tourists can dive and photograph beautiful wrecks in crystal clear waters. These wrecks, as well as many others, for the most part require only standard equipment and scuba skills. Off the east coast of the United States, sport divers visit and penetrate into intact sunken German U-boats, tug boats, destroyers and sailing ships. This type of wreck diving is more advanced, due to the depth and conditions of the water. Depending on the condition of the wreck, location, water conditions, and whether a penetration is planned, special skills and equipment are needed to make the dive as enjoyable and as safe as possible.

Shipwreck diving enables sport divers to visit the past. Each wreck is a time capsule into history waiting to be explored. Sport divers also make interesting artifact finds while exploring the remains of sunken ships. This enables the sport diving community to make its own contribution to historians and archaeologists by giving them the information needed for wreck identification and further research. Within the pages of this on line test, you will find many helpful hints to make your dives easier and safer. Until now these tricks of the trade have only been learned by years of experience. Realize that no book or article can instantly make anyone an expert wreck diver. Our goal is to give you the needed information and provide a good foundation upon which to build. We will discuss specialized equipment, mental attitude, penetration, methods of research available to all divers, artifact preservation, restoration, modification and much more. You will also learn that the sport of wreck diving is performed on many different experience levels and that each dive is a learning experience for future trips. Hopefully this book will enhance your future adventures by functioning not only as an instructional manual but as a reference source.


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Beach and Water
Treasure Hunting with Metal Detectors

A complete how to guide to discovering lost jewelry and coins from the sand and water. Includes sections on dry beach detecting, shallow surf, wading, scuba detecting and shipwreck diving.

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Beach and Water Treasure Hunting with Metal Detectors is a 70 page downloadable, printable PDF booklet. The text is packed with information and hundreds of color images.

Ever go to the beach and watch a guy strolling down the waters edge metal detector in hand. That guy is not just searching for pocket change. He is looking for and most likely finding treasure. For the purpose of this text we will focus on Beach and Water Hunting. Learn why Metal detecting can be enjoyed as a hobby by those of all ages. Its one of the only activities that can quickly pay for itself while providing the hobbyist with outdoor fun, adventure and exercise. This text defines water and beach detecting into five distinct forms of treasure hunting. Please be aware that many of these types of detecting overlap. For example a beach hunter with a water proof detector will often venture into the shallow surf in search of gold rings and a scuba diver could certainly use his same detector on the dry beach. This text teaches the basics as well as tricks of the trade learned form years of detecting. These techniques make it easy and will greatly increase your productivity. Anyone can discover lost gold and this book will show you how.



Please be aware that the information contained in this online book is only a supplement to proper wreck diving instructions. Reading this book does not qualify a diver to do penetration dives or to participate in any activity beyond the capabilities of his own qualifications. 

Please use the information contained within this book as a basic guideline, and let good diving skills, common sense, and courtesy lead you and your dive buddy to safely enjoy exploring these underwater time capsules.       


Shipwreck Diving ebook
The complete diver's guide to mastering the skills of shipwreck diving.

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6 MB instant download, printable  PDF file

Shipwreck Diving is a complete how to ebook about the sport of wreck diving. This downloadable PDF e-book is packed with information and heavily illustrated with over 80 sensational color photographs. Daniel Berg, a noted wreck diver, instructor and author of ten shipwrecks related books, describes all the basics of wreck diving. Topics include everything from equipment modifications, communication, and wreck penetration to artifact preservation. Dan also tells how to navigate on a wreck and be able to return to the anchor line after the dive. Why some divers find more artifacts and explains how to catch lobsters. Shipwreck Diving also covers such diverse topics as shipwreck research, photography, spear fishing and how to use an underwater metal detector. This exciting book tells all the tricks of the trade that until now have only been learned through years of experience. Shipwreck divers of all caliber will find Shipwreck Diving informative, rewarding and entertaining

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