FISHER, Melvin “Mel”

USA (1922-1998)

Last updated: April 23, 2017 at 20:17 pm

Famed treasure hunter and discoverer of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha on July 20, 1985; contents removed from the Atocha shipwreck were estimated at $450,000,000 USD, including 40 tons of gold and silver and approximately 114,000 Spanish silver coins, and many more valuables; discovered several more shipwrecks on the Florida coast; opened one of the first dive shops in California.

“Today’s the day!” — Mel Fisher

Honours and Awards:

NOGI Award (Sports & Education, 1978)

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