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