Capt. Carl Fismer & Capt. Gary Mace Reception
Treasure Salvors & HistoriansSpanish Main Treasure Company
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
It was standing room only as we welcomed Captain Carl Fismer and Captain Gary Mace from the Spanish Main Treasure Company to The Great American Diving Company. With over 40 people in attendance, Carl & Gary talked about their treasure hunting expeditions as well as the tools and techniques they use to find lost wrecks. Plenty of example of Spanish treasure were on display and for sale.
Captain Fismer & Captain Mace can be found at:
Spanish Main Treasure Company - www.divefortreasure.comTreasure Divers TV - www.treasuredivershd.com
A 30 year veteran of treasure search and salvage, Captain Carl is one of the most respected and knowledgeable professionals in the world. During his career he has worked over 300 shipwrecks in the United States, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Indian Ocean and Central and South America. He has recovered millions of dollars in Spanish gold, silver, jewels and other artifacts.
"Fizz", as Captain Carl is known to friends, directed part of the salvage of the Santa Margarita, sister ship to the Nuestra Senora de Atocha which was discovered by Mel Fisher. Then in 1986 he led an expedition to the Silver Shoals in the Dominican Republic, and there located the famed galleon, Concepcion which sank during a hurricane in 1641. This galleon, one of the richest ever discovered, had eluded treasure hunters for over 300 years.
Through his relationship with Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Fizz and his company, The Spanish Main Treasure Company have sole custody of the Taj Mahal Sunken Treasure, discovered by a team of divers led by Sir Arthur while diving off the coast of Sri Lanka. This treasure is available for purchase, lease or short term displays.
In addition to this and actual salvage operations, Captain Carl has appeared in many television and video documentaries, founded and acted as curator for maritime museums, produced treasure exhibitions for everything from theme parks to children's hospitals, and is considered an expert in underwater metal-detecting, search and recovery techniques. If this were not enough, he is continuously searching the world's oceans for future salvage sites. There's no doubt why he is known as "Everyone's Favorite Pirate".
Captain Gary Mace owns Conch Republic Divers in the Florida Keys and is a US Coast Guard Master Captain. His dive certifications include PADI and SDI/TDI Master Dive Instructor, full cave diver, tech wreck, advanced nitrox, tri-mix blender, and numerous other dive certifications. He has over 37 years of diving experience. Conch Republic Divers was voted the Number 1 dive shop in the Florida Keys by the readers of Scuba Diving magazine in 2006 and 2007. Prior to buying Conch Republic Divers in 2003, Mace worked for 20 years in electrical engineering for several high tech companies. This background has brought a wealth of expertise when running the remote sensing equipment they use in their treasure hunting expeditions.
Together they own Spanish Main Treasure Company and are currently researching undiscovered wrecks around Florida and in the Bahamas.
They also have recently finished a 6 episode series television show for VOOM HD network called; â€œTreasure Diversâ€ It is currently airing on Dish Networks high-definition channel TreasureHD. Fismer and Mace have had their treasure adventures written about in several publications including Lost Treasure Magazine, Scuba Diving Magazine, various newspapers, as well as being guest on numerous radio shows.