This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in wrecks, whether it is their history or just their final resting place, usually the final part of a ships history. There is no diving involved with the course but diving can be added as an option on the ‘found’ sites.
It runs over 2 days. The first day covering the theory in the classroom. The second day will be out on the boat, using the information learnt in the classroom, to ‘Hunt’ wrecks.
The goals of the course are:
- To develop you knowledge of the sources of information regarding ships losses.
- To understand the use of equipment used in finding wrecks.
- To be able to use transits, GPS, chart plotters and Sonar to pinpoint wrecks or dive sites.
- To understand the basic different types of ships and their layouts.
The course can be varied depending on individual requirements. The use of magnetometers and side scan sonar may be used in the practical section, although it is recommended that an extra day be taken to even get a brief understanding of how to use them. Tools that divers can use will also be covered, at this moment in time there are no practical courses relating the their use.
During the course, several examples of wrecks we have found or rediscovered will be covered. We have many on-going projects which will also be discussed.
Many people spend years trying to find out what kit to use and buy, then they have to learn how to use it. This course is designed to give you a head start, it may save you years of frustration.
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