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A preserve bottle with gooseberries intact is recovered from the seabed
ZEUS is launched from the Odyssey Explorer with the artifact lifting container
Gold coins recovered from the SS Republic wreck site await retrieval to the surface
Our Approach to Shipwreck Exploration

Throughout time, the mystery of sunken treasures has captured imaginations and inspired dreams of underwater adventure and discovery. Welcome to the fascinating world of Odyssey Marine Exploration where we've turned dreams into reality and adventure into a science that takes us deep below the ocean surface into a realm where few others dare venture.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimates that there are more than three million shipwrecks worldwide - an amazing cornucopia of cultural goods transported by mankind for more than 3,000 years. Until fairly recently, most of these astounding treasures have been virtually inaccessible to recovery due to their extreme depth, often thousands of feet below the ocean's surface. During the past 20 years, Odyssey has become the world leader in the field of deep-ocean shipwreck exploration. We employ state-of-the-art technology including side-scan sonar, magnetometer, Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and other advanced science and technology to locate and recover shipwreck cargoes and artifacts at depths previously unreachable in an economically feasible manner. Although we depend on technologies that have been developed at great expense in other fields, primarily the military, oil and telecommunications industries, we use our unique expertise to modify and customize these technologies specifically to locate shipwrecks and to conduct recoveries thousands of feet deep.

Odyssey's shipwreck projects go through several phases beginning with research and development and followed by search operations. The recovery stage is followed by conservation and documentation. Throughout every phase, the Odyssey team is passionate about our mission to share the ocean's treasures with the world. Through a variety of media channels including television, the internet, publications, educational programs, traveling exhibits as well as a Virtual Museum, and by allowing collectors to own a piece of history, there is an opportunity for everyone interested in shipwreck exploration to participate in Odyssey's fascinating discoveries.

 

 

 

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