Divers Scouring The Pacific Discovered A Wreck Containing Billions Of Dollars’ Worth Of Treasure

It’s November 2015, and a research team is awaiting the results of a very important survey. And as the images come back from a camera nearly 2,000 feet below the surface of the Caribbean sea, they know they’ve found something special. You see, the “Holy Grail” of sunken treasure ships lies beneath them – just off the coast of Colombia. Welcome to the final resting place of San José.

Image: Maritime Archaeology Consultants via WHOI
Image: Maritime Archaeology Consultants via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A few months earlier, in June 2015, the same team – consisting of experts from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Maritime Archaeology Consultants – had examined the area and come up empty-handed. Searching for centuries-old shipwrecks isn’t easy, after all. And despite all of the scientists’ hi-tech equipment, on this occasion the ocean had refused to give up its secrets.

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