Field Processing

When was the last time you changed your own car oil? When was the last time you changed your own car oil?  If you’re like many of us, the small price to have a professional do the job is worth it to save yourself the headache and the mess.  Add...

The Anatomy of a Spanish Treasure

Although this Spanish piece of eight may look as if it’s been ravaged by the 386 years it spent on the bottom of the ocean, the fact is it looks much today as did when it was minted in ~1617 at Potosi, Bolivia. At first, Spain’s new world mints took...

The Atocha – The Search Continues

It’s been an exciting time here at Aqua Survey.  Each week many of us wait to see what the team down in Key West will uncover next as we continue our work with Mel Fisher’s Treasures.  View the latest Atocha Video episode below which details the new developments in Aqua...

Key West: Another Type of Treasure

Aqua Survey, Inc. was hired by Mel Fisher’s Treasures to survey a large area of the ocean bottom near Key West, FL in hopes of finding more treasure from the Nuestra Sénora de Atocha. It was weeks later after our data had been generated into maps that we began to...

Key West: Treasure Recovered

Aqua Survey, Inc. is pleased to announce the recovery of several “Pieces of Eight” and other artifacts from the most famous Spanish treasure galleon ever lost at sea, the Nuestra Sénora de Atocha. The discovery of carpenter’s tools, pottery shards, vessel spikes, musket balls and silver treasure resulted from more...

Controlling Uncertainty

Many urban water bodies are crisscrossed with submerged or buried utilities while others are littered with uncharted munitions such as unexploded ordnance (UXO).  Utility markout services typically end at water’s edge.  Accurate as-built plans for submerged utilities are rare.  Over 200,000 submerged acres in the U.S. are suspected to contain...