for Shipwreck Coin Collectors
Join deepwater explorers
Odyssey Marine Exploration as they search for —
and find — some of the world’s greatest
shipwrecks and bring the ships’ untold stories
back from the mysterious deep.
Watch Treasure Quest starting this Thursday,
January 15, on the Discovery Channel at 10 p.m.
A world leader in commercial deep-water
exploration and recovery, this assembly of
experienced explorers is gearing up for its most
ambitious season of searching for shipwrecks
yet. The company’s goal for the 2008 season is
extraordinary: to find and recover two of the
greatest shipwrecks ever lost at sea. Their
value could be well in excess of a billion
Yet, the stakes of this adventure are even
higher. Odyssey Marine Exploration is setting
itself another challenge: to penetrate the
mysteries of dozens of never-before-seen
shipwrecks — and to bring to light their stories
of untold riches, courageous men and women,
tragic endings and remarkable rescues.
In 2003, Odyssey discovered the Civil War era
shipwreck of the SS Republic®, 100 miles off the
coast of Georgia and subsequently recovered over
51,000 coins and 14,000 artifacts from nearly
1,700 feet deep.
In May 2007, the company announced the largest
historic deep-ocean treasure recovery of over
500,000 silver and several hundred gold coins,
weighing 17 tons, from a Colonial era site
code-named “Black Swan.”
During 2008, Odyssey located and tentatively
identified at least one of its targeted
high-value shipwrecks in the “Atlas” search area
and Discovery Channel’s cameras were there to
capture every discovery.
For a sneak preview of the show, visit the
Treasure Quest on the Discovery Channel Web