Divingabe picks the mussels up on the wreck. They don't sit on sand and thus have no grit and don't need to be soaked.
I steam them in water. No white wine and garlic. Been there done that. The mussels that he pickes up from wrecks are sweet and plump.
I love mussels! Would rather have mussels than a lobster anyday.
This was the first of ten bowls of mussels I cleaned.
I'll have dinner for a few nights, first plate of steamed mussels.