Shawn Cowles


Age: 48

Veteran Treasure Hunter

Shawn is a seasoned expert ready to make his mark heading a major expedition for the first time. He was a key member of a team that uncovered the largest underwater treasure ever found: a $460-million fortune retrieved from the sunken Spanish galleon, Nuestra Señora de Atocha. Once a member of the US Deep Wreck Diving Team, Shawn once found a golf ball-sized emerald worth $600,000. He also was a valuable member of expeditions that made important archaeological discoveries in the Ellora Caves of India and the Nohoch Nah Chich cave systems in Mexico.

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