The Search For The Sunken Dutch Treasure Ships | Search For Sunken Treasure | Timeline

The Search For The Sunken Dutch Treasure Ships | Search For Sunken Treasure | Timeline

Much of the west coast of Australia was discovered by accident when Dutch treasure galleons ploughed into its fringing coral reefs and left chests of gold and silver on the coral floor.

Ben Cropp has discovered hundreds of shipwrecks, including the famous Pandora of Bounty fame but there are thousands more still hidden in a watery grave. For example, its believed the Japanese pirate Yamada Nagamasa buried his enormous loot on Magnetic Island. It is rumored to be worth $100 million, and has never been found. Ben finds a strange symbol carved in a prominent rock on Magnetic Island, opposite the only bay a ship could safely anchor in. Is this symbol the proverbial x marking the spot?

So what became of all the gold and silver that fate often cruelly snatched from its rightful owners? Some were recovered, some lost forever, but much still remains for the intrepid treasure hunter who is prepared to research the facts, sift through the legends, and give it a try.

Ben’s film will take us around Australia to where these sunken treasures lie.

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43 Comments

  1. Lawrence Tate on August 18, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Those things with the letter H are gold ingots with the owner’s mark.



  2. Noisydad on August 18, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Nearly all of the information about the bullets they brought up is wrong.



  3. Northwest Olympics on August 18, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    If those belong to the government throw them back in. Viva the revolution



  4. M W W on August 18, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    His "wife" looks great for being 50+



  5. Guley Jimson on August 18, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Dont bother watching. This guy does not tell anything about history, nature or whatever. Just a family video. I guess any other person would make topic much more enriching…



  6. chocolate minion on August 18, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    That divers helmet was a good find



  7. Black Bird on August 18, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    For those that go down to the sea in ships!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYwlxHn921M



  8. Hold Fast on August 18, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    The Australian Government should treat this a treasure trove, like the British government. The finder would be given market value. That way it’s more likely that treasure would be found and declared.



  9. Rene Vandyk on August 18, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    This is Amazing and Awesome and puting things back so otheres can find do sane



  10. Rene Vandyk on August 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Its not right to take what is lost to show the World to see



  11. msaltalola on August 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    The blond lady in the bikini at the end is quite stunning!



  12. Aquarius1011 on August 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Look for straight lines – There aren’t any straight lines in nature.



  13. iremanguitars on August 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I think that’s a real landmark! We should check it out!



  14. Aquarius1011 on August 18, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Silly that, having to put the items back in the sea.



  15. Russell Heffernan on August 18, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Yeah no way that helmet would come out that easy



  16. James Zammit on August 18, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Brilliant show A1



  17. JB Robertson on August 18, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Does anyone know the name of the young lady in this video?????



  18. LINKA BALD on August 18, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    u call this history, the word history is anciant times, like europe, ,the floods of NOAH, egypt, rome, this country run by convicts ., and they still are loll, we have nothing against anyone, co’s the most of this world co’s nothing but pain and sorrows,



  19. Chris Cunnane on August 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    I bring my dog everywhere to.



  20. jon jon on August 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    You won’t get to keep any of it. The Australian Government will take everything you find.



  21. K. A. U. on August 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    I know they have to get the coral off but as a coin collector I’m cringing at them cleaning those coins in acid



  22. pete'spal on August 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Dunno why they didn’t bring metal detectors, and if the government owns them I’d leave them where I found them and ask the government if they’re willing to pay a finder’s fee. I mean, if they’re not even willing to help pay for the gas they shouldn’t get the benefit of the ride, now should they?



  23. Floyd1504 on August 18, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I bet the 75 year rule of putting it back would go out the window, especially if you told them you found a pile of gold.
    The rest is so over rehearsed it’s painful.



  24. phil bond on August 18, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    i dont know that if a Japanese pirate would be using western surveyor’s symbol’s



  25. Nathan Roberts on August 18, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I have seen the half hull of the original Dutch ship Batavia at the Australian maritime museum shipwreck gallery in Fremantle Australia



  26. Tyler Pruitt on August 18, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    The gal at the 2:00 mark makes me want to scratch my eyes out.



  27. JChris Carter on August 18, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    i have an idea….Why not do a documentary on how Democrat funded the research and then released the Corona Virus on the American People to topple the Democratically Elected Government and violently seize power…..Do a story on the Genocide they caused in America and thoughout the world….Show the film of Fauci giving convoluted answers on whether he funded gain of function research at the Wuhan Lab in China to substantiate you case…..Show all the suffering and misery created…..Show all the fear and hysteria caused…..It would be great and factual Documentary indeed.



  28. Smiths Marine on August 18, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    amazing a bronze divers helmet these things are HEAVY they take two people to lift them to put them on a diver he just picks it up in one hand This has to be fake that had to be planted their and it must be some sort of stage prop.



  29. T s on August 18, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Yikes! 11:02 – just say "no" to Speedos



  30. Pete Snowden on August 18, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    wonder what it is like being a grave robber? doesnt matter people died as long as these grave robbers get rich.



  31. Raymond Holley on August 18, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    If I found something it would fall under the Finders Keepers Act



  32. Auxius on August 18, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    47:00 *angry dutch noises*



  33. George Bukshi Joseph on August 18, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    fraud family



  34. guy rippingale on August 18, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    @ 41:35 …."I showed the symbol to a renowned psychic and she assured me that a fabulous treasure is indeed buried here…." Right. I hope that worked out for you.



  35. Nature Boy 1975 on August 18, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    This guy is such a BS artist…



  36. Adrian Fitch on August 18, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    The guy in charge reminds me of Moses in the Sinai just wandering around.



  37. Oliver Hemmings on August 18, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou??



  38. Ate Hoeksma on August 18, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Is it about the ships or are they looking for the stolen treasures from the Inca’s.



  39. Dan on August 18, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Salt



  40. old mcdonald on August 18, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    wow. jut happened to find a dvers helmet while the crew was filming



  41. FightLikeAGirl on August 18, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    This guy’s ego.. I just can’t.



  42. Mark Pearce on August 18, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Well thanks Ben .
    A blast from the past
    a leader and legend of diving.
    My favourite book was your hand book for spear fishing .
    Recently attend Hugh Edwards
    talk on sharks and ship wrecks.
    You guys are the best .



  43. RAH Engbers on August 18, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    30 years war? The dutch revolt against Spain is here in Holland known as the 80 years war!