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If you are anything like me, you like diving so much that when you aren’t diving, you are reading about it. And even though I do prefer technical books like Simon Pridmore’s series, I will pick up something lighter from time to time. And Robert Kurson’s book “Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship” falls right into that category.
A perfect read for a vacation or when one has a few days off, it tells a true story of a search for Joseph Bannister’s “Golden Fleece”, which sank over 300 years ago somewhere in the waters of the Dominican Republic.
Known treasure hunters John Chatterton and John Mattera are onto a major discovery, an adventurer’s dream: a sunken pirate ship! Only one pirate ship has been found and identified before…ever!. The men are willing to risk everything to find the second one.
If you are interested in Maritime archaeology, you will find many details in the book on how the men approach the research, the equipment they use, and even the finances they spend in order to make a breakthrough discovery.
Will they find it?
Kurson’s “Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship” is a solid book, interesting to scuba divers and treasure seekers alike. Take it with you on your next vacation, and read about this adventure while sipping a cold one. That is what I did.