Galleon Quest projects will be implemented by an expert team with many years of experience in the underwater recovery industry. Dr. E. Lee Spence, who will be part of the team, was one of the pioneers of underwater archaeology and has over 50 years of experience that includes a number of major discoveries. Dr. E. Lee Spence has been researching and finding shipwrecks and sunken treasure for about as long as anyone active in the business. He has an extremely impressive track record of discoveries and recoveries and is well known through his many published articles and books. Vice Magazine described Dr. Spence as "a pioneer in the field of underwater archaeology, a world-renowned treasure hunter, and just about as close to an actual living, breathing Nathan Drake (in the Uncharted gaming series) as you're ever going to find.” He has also been described as an "underwater Indiana Jones" and as the "real Dirk Pitt" (in the Clive Cussler adventure novels).
James Sinclair, MA, is one of our experts working on our projects. James is a world renowned marine archaeologist who has been to the Titanic, helped recover the “Mel Fisher” treasure wreck, worked around the world on historic valuable shipwrecks and has appeared in numerous real-life recovery television productions.
Lawrence Duprey is former CEO and Chairman of CL Financial which was the largest privately held conglomerate in Trinidad and Tobago and one of the largest conglomerates in the Caribbean. Under Duprey CL Financial expanded to encompass over 65 companies in 32 countries worldwide with total assets exceeding US$100 billion. Such business holdings included Colonial Life Insurance Co Caribbean (Trinidad), Commercial Bank, Methanol Holding Ltd., Caribbean Nitrogen company, Primera oil & Gas Co Ltd., Dalco Capital Management Ltd and British West Indian Airways among numerous others.
Dave DeBorde is an award-winning filmmaker whose experience in the industry is long and varied. DeBorde learned his producing skills on a feature film starring Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ, Count of Monty Cristo) working as producer with legendary Hollywood producer, William S. Gilmore (Jaws, A Few Good Men).