Sunken Treasure, a fledgling new web show, is an 8-episode series that will bring the dive life of the beautiful Florida Keys to the small screen. Viewers will see the remains of the 1733 Spanish Treasure fleet, the only live coral barrier reef in the continental United States, and numerous modern shipwrecks purposely sunk as artificial reefs. Though hard to find, some treasure of the gold and silver variety still lies on the ocean floor, however, what the Sunken Treasure show seeks is the entire underwater world. As the cast of Sunken Treasure searches for real gold, they come to realize that these elements, and more, are the true treasure to be found while scuba diving.
From Sands Key to Key West, Sunken Treasure will take the viewer on an incredible journey, exploring amazing dive sites, learning from local experts, and relaxing with the Conchs – those men and women who have spent their lifetime living in the Keys, with more stories and knowledge about the islands than one could imagine. Part documentary, part travel show, part reality, part drama – Sunken Treasure in essence will tell stories in an experiential, accurate, and entertaining way – enjoyable by diver and non-diver alike.
The Florida Public Archeological Society and the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries have both agreed to aid in providing information on dive sites of historical and aesthetic qualities, along with providing a local expert to appear in the series for quality discussions with the cast of the show. In order to make Sunken Treasure a real possibility, show producers Mike Johnson (of St. Peters, MO) and Martin Kresinske (of Nokomis, FL) have launched a Kickstarter campaign with some amazing rewards for both individual and corporate backers. Adventurous individuals can opt for a dive trip to the Florida Keys, Grand Bahamas Island, or help co-host an episode of Sunken Treasure. Some tamer rewards include real shark teeth fossils, a limited edition t-shirt, movie posters, Dive Shades sunglasses, and more.
The deadline to participate is April 29, 2015 at 11 am CDT. Sunken Treasure can be found on Kickstarter by following this link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1328698989/sunken-treasure
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