Many times when people read or hear of the 1715 Plate Fleet they get bitten by the treasure bug.
The next step is they usually want to go find some of this treasure themselves!
Fortunately we are still America and this past time is still available to us!
As laws have made it more restrictive over the years it is vital to learn current laws both for the State of Florida and the local applicable laws where the wrecks lay.
Generally speaking the beaches along the 1715 Fleet wrecks can be hunted with a metal detector from the low tide line to the high tide line, as with all Florida public beaches. Again check local ordinances for restrictions. I have heard some areas in Florida have certain time restrictions/blackouts.
The time-honored tradition of sub-lease salvage on the 1715 still exists today for those wanting to work the 1715 Fleet as an on the water salvage operation!
The world renowned Treasure Hunter Mel Fisher was once a sub-contractor on the 1715 Fleet wrecks from the Real 8 Company. After Fisher obtained control of the wreck sites he also allowed sub-contractor salvage operations.
In 2010, 1715 Fleet Queens Jewels, LLC took over the 1715 Fleet wrecks operations from the Fishers. They currently allow sub-contractor leases.
1715 Fleet Queens Jewels, LLC can be contacted at P.O. Box 781798
Sebastian, Florida 32978
Phone:513-235-1105 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Their web site is 1715treasurefleet.com/