Mel Fisher
(1922-1998)

Died aged c. 76

Born in Indiana and a dive shop pioneer in California, Mel Fisher (August 21, 1922 – December 19, 1998) was an American treasure hunter best known for finding the 1622 wreck of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha in Florida waters. Diving became a family business. He lost his son and daughter-in-law when their boat capsized and sank in 1975.

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Mel Fisher

Mel Fisher [full inscription unknown]

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, 200 Greene Street, Key West, FL, United States where they was