World famous Treasure Hunter, Mel Fisher, started his full time treasure hunting career in Vero Beach in 1963 and spent the next 7 years successfully salvaging the 1715 Fleet. This fleet of sunken treasure-laden ships, which sank off our coastline is why the surrounding area got the name, “Florida’s Treasure Coast”. He then went on to discover the main pile of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha in July of 1985. This is the largest underwater treasure find in history. Mel’s family continues the search for the remaining cargo of the Atocha today. In December of 1992 Mel Fisher opened a permanent museum in Sebastian.
A visit to the Mel Fisher’s Treasures Museum is a dive into history! Mel’s granddaughter, Nichole Johanson, would love to show you the collections of cultural artifacts and treasure recovered from the ocean depths. The experience is both educational and exciting – you can even lift an authentic Atocha gold bar! Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum is located at 1322 US Highway 1, Sebastian and is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00-5:00 and Sunday from noon-5:00.
Visit https://www.melfisher.com/Sebastian/Sebastian_Museum.asp for more information.
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