On Sept. 5, 2013, it was brought to Examiner.com's attention, by treasure diver and keynote speaker Carl Fismer, that the lastest in diving expeditions is one called The Riomar. The team, that was part of this expedition, is now sharing it's "journal," plus photos, to the public!
This talented diver has over 30 years of treasure search and salvage experience. It is the kind of experience, diving for sunken treasures, that most people just read or dream about.
Captain Carl Fismer lives the dream!
Fizz especially specializes in Spanish shipwrecks, and he has worked on over 300 shipwrecks in the United States, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Central and South America and the Indian Ocean.
This latest expedition, found on Fismer's website, is recorded with text and photos. Enjoy photos of "Fizz" at his website and in slideshow.
One can more than imagine what the team has shared about their current adventure from the descriptive details given.
"Wind and seas improved somewhat. Dave Rust and I decided it was now or never. My wife Cathy went with us as well as another veteran Hank Haartt. Dave captained the Royal Fifth, a 28 (?) footer fitted with a blower.
Captain Carl ['Fizz' Fismer] was asked to fly to Bimini on short notice for a meeting about another project, so he was not aboard today." - The Riomar Expedition
The story continues, but readers can go to Current Expedition: The Riomar to learn more.
"Dave set up the vessel in a standard three-point layout. He impressed me with his expertise and efficiency in his method. No one had to get in the water to set all three anchors at about 250 feet off each stern quarter and 75 feet off the bow. I have seen a few boats do that but not too many.
Anyway, he put the blower right on the numbers I wanted to blow on and we popped a hole in the sandy area. Hank and I dove all six holes while Dave ran the boat, and Cathy did all the hard work tending to the divers with hoses, detectors, buoys, photographs and lunches... " - The Riomar Expedition