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World renowned shipwreck hunter.


David Mearns is one of the world’s most experienced and successful deep-sea shipwreck hunters.

Over his 23-year career he has led the research and discovery of 21 major shipwrecks achieving an overall success rate of 85%. In both shallow and deep water David and BWR have set new standards for the location of lost ships, proving that anything lost at sea - no matter how old or how deep - can be found.

David’s most notable discoveries include;

HMAS Sydney - the greatest maritime mystery in Australian history

Kormoran - a German raider scuttled after defeating HMAS Sydne

HMS Hood - flagship of the Royal Navy sunk by the Bismarck

Esmeralda - a Portuguese Nau from the 1503 fleet of Vasco da Gama

Rio Grande - the deepest shipwreck ever found at 5,762 metres

Derbyshire - the largest shipping loss in British maritime history

Lucona - a cargo ship sunk by a time bomb that murdered its crew

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