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Diving For Sunken Treasure

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In an adventure combining the latest techniques in marine archaeology with a fascinating quest worthy of pirates of old, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the crew of the Calypso explored the sea for buried treasure. In this expedition to the famous Silver Bank, a coral reef in the Caribbean, Cousteau and his men unearth the remains of a shipwreck that had been buried for centurie ...more
Published (first published January 1st 1971)
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Jimmy
Oct 27, 2008 Jimmy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: oceanography
From what little I have read of Cousteau's explorations, and from the films of his that I have seen, Diving for Sunken Treasure seems like the perfect moral tale, exemplifying Cousteau's rather humanitarian relationship with the sea. As he is incapable of denying every single semblance of greed in his search for the treasure of the Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion, his curiosity and respect for the sea ultimately overwhelms those less admirable motives.

I enjoyed the structure of the book very mu
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Brian Hamacher
Feb 09, 2015 Brian Hamacher rated it it was amazing
I have a dozen Cousteau books and have read half of them. This is the best so far. The style works well, as chapters alternate between the crew's treasure hunt and Cousteau's narrative of pirates, galleons and the Caribbean adventures of the past. A fast read, and worth it, the book reiterates that the payoff is often in the journey, not the destination.
Kelanth
Dec 02, 2010 Kelanth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: narrativa
Lettura scolastica effettuata in classe, di cui ho un ricordo penoso, non tanto per il libro in se, ma proprio per la lettura forzata che mi fecero fare.

Sinceramente non sono un appassionato di avventure marine e con tutto il rispetto di Cousteau, non so perchè ancora ho questo libro.

http://kelanthsblog.blogspot.com/
Lesley
Jul 06, 2007 Lesley added it
this is the book that max fisher checks out of the library in the movie rushmore. i bought a copy on ebay years ago and it remains one of my most treasured (no pun intended!) possessions.
Tim
Jun 19, 2015 Tim rated it it was amazing
An account of one particular adventure told in a distinctive Cousteau Narrative. Love it!
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Born in 1910, was a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, and filmmaker, who studied the sea. Although he is most famous to us from his television programmes, he also co-developed the aqua-lung, and pioneered marine conservation as a political and scientific priority.
In the Calypso, an ex-Royal Navy minesweeper, Cousteau visited the most interesting waters of the planet. During these trips he
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