Mel Fisher, a dreamer, a visionary, a legend and most importantly, the World's Greatest Treasure Hunter! Mel Fisher did what many have not - he realized his dream during his lifetime. Everyday he insisted, "Today's the Day"! His mantra continues to inspire the search for the rest of the treasure from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the Santa Margarita, the Spanish galleons that sank during a hurricane on September 6, 1622, near Key West, Florida.
Mel Fisher suffered many personal losses to keep his dream alive during his 16 year search and endured over 100 court battles which ended in victory in the US Supreme Court. The riches Mel Fisher, his team and investors had worked so hard for all those years were finally theirs. The $450 million dollar treasure cache or "Atocha Mother Lode" would be found on that momentous day, July 20, 1985. Over 40 tons of silver and gold were located including over 100,000 Spanish silver coins known as "Pieces of Eight", gold coins, Columbian emeralds, silver and gold artifacts and over 1000 silver bars.
"Piece of History" by visiting our gift shop. As Mel Fisher would say, "Today's the Day!"
Experience the fun, romance and adventure of treasure hunting first-hand. Dive the richest Spanish ship wreck ever discovered, the Atocha! Search for the fortune in treasure that still remains to be found and take home your very own shipwreck treasure. Your trip includes luxury accommodations, a welcome BBQ hosted by the Fisher family, a VIP tour of the museum and conservation lab, 3 days of diving and a beautiful wind and wine sunset sail.
Critics capitalize on treasure hunting being a fantasy that should be left for children, but just a dream; however,
at Mel Fisher's we focus on making that dream a reality. We may not be traveling through a rabbit hole but,
we find our version of 'Wonderland' when we uncover treasure at the bottom of a solution hole.
Let's celebrate division week this year by keeping our dreams alive as we tumble down the solution hole
into our own treasure wonderland.
Mel Fisher's Treasures embodies the legacy of Mel Fisher and his persistent quest to find the wreck site of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha which sank in 1622. Mel started every day for 16 years with his mantra, Today's the day! Finally on July 20, 1985 after years of hard work and perseverance it was the day.