Captain Andy and his crew have found several hundred artifacts on the Atocha site and Captain Papo and the Dare crew have just started finding silver coins on the Santa Margarita site.
Members Rick and Heidi made a trip to the Atocha site to help Captain Andy and his crew hunt for the remaining fortune in treasure that remains to be found.
They had such a great experience they took the time to write about it.
Mel Fisher's Expeditions Atocha Dive Adventure
From left to right: Crew Member Tim, Rick, Dive Master Chris, Heidi & Captain Andy
Captain Andy and Captain Papo, along with their crews, are eager to get back to work.
The virgin area that Andy
is working on the Atocha site produced hundreds of musket balls, EOs (encrusted objects), spikes, pottery, ballast stones and wood from the ship.
We spoke with Andy
about the incredible experience and he
said they need to go back to the same hole because they ran out of time before they finished it!
also said that the berm on the east side of the hole was loaded with metal detector hits so he
knows which way to move the boat once they finish that hole.
Check out the interview with Captain Andy below.
explains how the discovery felt and what he
expects to find next.
Captain Andy and the crew of the JB Magruder just returned from a very successful trip to the Atocha site.
Congratulations to the Captain Andy and crew.
Today's the day!
After taking the emerald dredging equipment off of the Magruder, Captain Andy and the crew are back underway.
Captain Andy and the crew of the JB Magruder have been relentlessly working the Atocha trail.
Back in Key West I met with Andy, the captain of the Magruder.
crew left this morning to excavate an area on the Atocha trail that has produced numerous silver coins in the past.
This would be a good week to find a chest or two of pieces of eight.
was so enthusiastic about this spot that I think I will head out on the Huntress and spend a day or two looking for piles of silver coins.
Captain Andy Matroci and the JB Magruder ended up finding 14 emeralds last week and are already back out on the Atocha Stern Castle trail digging today.
We just received word from Captain Andy and the crew of the JB Magruder that they have recovered two emeralds in the last two days.