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Dive site Mathew Lawrence is named after a diver who died while diving on the famous wreck Andrea Doria.

Name Dive Site:Mathew Lawrence, No 7
Depth: 42-59ft (13-18m)
Inserted/Added by: lars, © Author: Lars Hemel

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The Mathew Lawrence Barge also named the Number Seven Wreck or Mathew Lawrence No7 is a one hundred foot long treasure salvation ship. It is named after the famous underwater videographer and film housings specialist Mathew Lawrence who died while diving at the famous wreck Andrea Doria on the first of July 1992. Salvaging the ship was expensive at many thousands of sponsor dollars. In January 1996 it was finally finished and completed to be scuttled at its present location. The Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) controlled the scuttling and dropped the wreck up side down on the ocean floor in an east-west position.

Sights you should try to spot are a plague dedicated to the ships history shown at the top of the pilot house. If you like to penetrate a ship, this is the wreck to do it as it is quite shallow and easy, also for novice divers. Other nearby sites such as the Army Tanks at only two hundred feet west are connected with each other by rebar stakes. At clear days with great visibility this 30 foot high wreck can be seen from the surface. Trainee divers and snorkellers are often seen here.

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