Mel Fisher was a pioneer in treasure diving and known as the worlds greatest treasure hunter and today his family still carries on with his treasure hunting legacy. His most famous phrase was “today’s the day” referring to his hunt for sunken treasure and that everyday could be the day for the big discovery.
At Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum you can view some of the treasures and artifacts that Mel and his crew discovered from a 1715 fleet of Spanish galleons that went down in a hurricane off the coast of Sebastian. This fleet of ships bringing silver, gold and jewels back to the King and Queen of Spain met it’s terrible fate right here in the shallow waters just off the coast and artifacts and treasures are still being found today.
In addition to the 1715 feet salvage, you can also view treasures and artifacts from his most famous salvage, the discovery of the Atocha, a shipwreck off the coast of Key West, a discovery that alluded him for 16 years, until the day really was the day, on July 20th, 1985.
Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum is located at 1322 U.S. Hwy. 1 in Sebastian, Florida. Admission to the museum is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 3 thru 12. There is a $2.00 discount for seniors, students and military personel.