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Guidelines for developing underwater slates

Shipwrecks and other submerged cultural resources are of great interest to divers. However, in order to appreciate fully the historical value of those sites, divers need to be provided with an interpretative tool: an underwater guide. Typically, without guidance, divers are disoriented on a wreck and are likely to underestimate the complexity and significance of a shipwreck site. Equipped with an underwater guide to the site, divers will have an educational, informative and ultimately more enjoyable dive. A properly designed, informative underwater guide will not only help divers interpret the site but will also add a unique historical perspective to their diving experience.

Necessary components of a slate