The South Carolina Hobby Diver Program
South Carolina, as we all know, has a long coast, punctuated by numerous rivers and bays. There are over 12,000 linear miles of water courses in the state, and the state claims title to all constantly inundated land beneath these water courses, and to the ocean bottom out to the 3-mile limit. With the introduction of modern scuba equipment and the general growth of the leisure industries, a new frontier was opened. With the opening of this frontier a new problem was created; one of what to do about the impact of divers on underwater resources. South Carolina’s waters contain, according to hobby divers, everything from fossilized paleontological remains to stolen bicycles.
KeywordsSalvage Operation Cultural Resource Cultural Resource Management Maritime Archaeology Legal Owner
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