Dr Gambin told the paper that he now believes the international team “have come as far as we can with the technology we have today. Every time we dive, it takes us six minutes to go down to be able to spend 14 minutes under water. Then it takes two-and-a-half hours to resurface.
“We need to decide whether to leave the wreck for future generations to continue exploring with future technology, or to invest heavily into it and excavate more.”
***** FURTHER TO a police appeal for information on Divernet on 27 September, a post mortem examination has revealed that a body found 46 miles off Salcombe in Devon is that of a white male.
Ruled out as being one of the divers who went missing from the Scylla wreck in Cornwall earlier in the month, the man was 5ft 9in, aged 20-40, shoe-size 9 and with a cap on his lower teeth. He was wearing a full-length black medium ZZCO wetsuit, Slinx socks and Slinx medium-sized gloves and an unidentified brand of boot.
Anyone with information is asked to call DC Claire Scammell of Southampton CID on 07392314306, or email her here.
The police reference is 44210383426.