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