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Permit Peril

A Look at Unraveling the Arguments Against Marine Archaeological Permits in Ontario

 As a Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) Senior Tutor for Save Ontario Shipwrecks and the co-founder of an avocational archaeology group, Liquid Archaeology, I am often challenged by well meaning divers with ethical dilemmas surrounding underwater search and survey work. There are two hot button questions that I’d like to address in order to educate divers, dispel some rumors and hopefully guide passionate wreck divers into compliance with our provincial heritage act. Please keep in mind that many of the opinions expressed in this article are my own and do not reflect an official position of the Ministry (Culture, Tourism and Sport), SOS or the NAS. Continue reading