Florida Keys Traveler podcast

26: Finding the World’s Richest Shipwreck

In 1985 off the Florida Keys, legendary treasure diver Mel Fisher and his team finally found the object of a deep-sea search spanning nearly 17 years. The Atocha shipwreck was named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most valuable shipwreck treasure ever recovered, then worth an estimated $400 million.

Mel’s son Kim Fisher, a treasure hunter himself, was one of the Atocha’s finders. Join him and host Elizabeth Harryman Lasley to learn what it was like to find sunken treasure that he and his family had been seeking for nearly two decades.

The Florida Keys History Center’s Corey Malcom also shares history about how the Keys became a magnet for avid treasure hunters. For more information about Mel Fisher’s Treasures, go to melfisher.com. The Florida Keys History Center, itself a treasure trove of Keys history, is located in the Key West Library: keyslibraries.org.

For more details and travel inspiration, visit Fla-Keys.com. To call from the United States or Canada, dial 1 (800) FLA-KEYS or contact your travel advisor. Produced by Armchair Productions, the audio experts for the travel industry.

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