Sumary of ‘Spectacular’ Shipwreck Discovery In Italy Sparks Potential For Underwater Tourism:
- Divers have found an extraordinary wealth of objects on the merchant ships, including war supplies like cannons and bombs as well as vintage vehicles such as trucks and tanks.
- The team of researchers who made the discovery of the wrecks had been working on the project for 15 years.
- To locate the ships, the team spoke to local fishermen who noted large gatherings of fish attracted by the coral reef-like habitat that sunken vessels create.
- Researcher Mario Arena called the sunken ships “submerged cultural assets” that have the potential for creating a successful diving tourism like that of Malta or Croatia.