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What It’s Like TO FIND A SHIPWRECK

Divers plunge into a world not natural to human beings, a realm where individuals can defy gravity and breathe underwater. Add a shipwreck to that otherworldly activity, and the stage is set for . From the second we ecstatic wreck hunters danced jubilantly upon seeing the small, oblong, dark-shadowed outline of a shipwreck on our sonar screen — a sight that can take months or even years to achieve but, research and luck being with us, took less than two hours — to the tingling anticipation of our descent to the wreck itself, were among my most profound moments in diving.

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