A single find is an object, or small group of objects, discovered below high water mark and not currently associated with any wreck or structure
These finds can range from large objects such as cannons to fragments of pottery. They may mark the site of an undiscovered shipwreck, or they may have been lost, or been thrown over the side of a ship. In some cases they may have been lost on land, but now lie underwater owing to the rise in sea level over the past centuries.
A cannon from the sea 'off Purbeck'
A small cannon discovered by a diver in the 1970's. Despite its poor condition it has proved to be of considerable interest.
An Elephant Tusk from the sea off West Bay
Divers expect to find shipwrecks, but the remains of an elephant are much less common, though the discovery of a tusk off Dorset illustrates a curious aspect of the history of the county.
Mysterious stone anchors or weights from Dorset
Several years ago three stone weights were recovered by a trawler about a mile off West Bay in Dorset. All three stones have a groove round the middle, presumably to take a rope, and are of a similar size (500 X 350 X 200 mm) and weight (78 kg).
Roman coin from the sea off Lulworth Cove
The discovery of two Roman coins off the Dorset coast may point the way to a previously unrecorded Roman shipwreck.