Shipwrecks Skin Divers and Sunken Gold Author:Dave Horner The Lure of Sunken Treasure has been an irresistible one from time immemorial, and in the twentieth century scientific advances have vastly widened the areas of accessibility of objects lost below the sea that have monetary or historical value. The pursuit of the is kept up to date by organizations such as Dave Horner's Maritime Explorations, L... more »td., dedicated to the study of treasure-troves of the deep and modern methods of seeking them.
From his wide experience with shipwrecks, skin diving, and sunken gold, he gives a wealth of practical information that proves fascinating reading even to the armchair adventurer. Here are stories of where treasure had been lost by pirates, freebooters, and golden galleons, as well as descriptions of historical shipwrecks, particularly those that occurred along the Eastern seaboard during the Revolutionary and Civil War. The coastal waters from New Jersey to South Carolina are explored in minute detail, and advice is given on physical fitness, the latest equipment, and safety measures for the diver, constituting and invitation to adventure that is hard to refuse.« less