BWVI divers believe they’ve found famed luxury ship that sank in 1838 off the NC coast – Charlotte Observer

JANUARY 19, 2018

Today the Charlotte Observer published an excellent article on our discovery and ongoing exploration of the Steamship Pulaski. This article provides a good historical overview that helps the reader understand the importance of this shipwreck.  Here is a direct link to the article;

Project Video Released

August 31, 2017

Blue Water Ventures International Update

BWVI issued a press release on July 20,2017 concerning our agreement with Swordfish Partners and the Endurance Exploration Group to explore and excavate the wreck of the steamship Pulaski.

A brief video of our project including video shot on site during initial exploration of the wreck is included. This video is available for viewing at

W. Keith Webb
Blue Water Ventures International
Office: 904 215-7601
Cell: 904 631-5001


Webb Discusses Company Expansion, Revenue, Cutting Edge Technology and more.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – DATE –, the number one source for small cap market news, announced today Keith Webb, President and CEO of Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.(Ticker: BWVI), engaged in the business of conducting archaeologically sensitive recoveries of cargo and artifacts from various shipwrecks, is featured on this week’s “Small Cap Spotlight” podcast heard worldwide on The “Small Cap Spotlight” podcast provides valuable insight into today’s financial markets and a unique prospective by featuring company CEOs, authors, newsmakers and many more. This week’s episode featuring Blue Water Ventures International’s President and CEO Keith Webb can be found here – .

The interview with host Dave Donlin focuses on Blue Water Ventures origination, upcoming projects, how lucrative the market is, company expansion and more. The interview is part of a new podcast recently launched by, a leading digital financial media company which boasts new digital technology reaching the investment community such as syndicated video and over 20 social media sites worldwide.

About Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.

The Company is engaged in the business of conducting archaeologically sensitive recoveries of cargo and artifacts from various shipwrecks. Its operations to date have focused on shallow water search and recovery projects in less than 150 feet of water. The Company is now expanding its focus to include deep-water salvage of both historic and modern day shipwrecks. For more information go to


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Blue Water Ventures CEO to do Online Interview

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blue Water Ventures International, Inc. (OTC:BWVI) announced today that Keith Webb CEO of Blue Water Ventures, Inc. (the “Company”) will be interviewed live on the Wide World of Stocks (WWOS), Thursday, July 24th on the Wide World of Stocks.

Blue Water Ventures International is a leader in the marine salvage industry and was successful in recovering millions of dollars of gold, silver and pearls from the wreck of the Santa Margarita; a Spanish galleon lost in 1622 near Key West.

Damon Roberts, host of WWOS stated, “Shipwrecks filled with treasure, high seas adventure and scientific discovery; this is the work that the exploration team of Blue Water Ventures led by Keith Webb does on some of the most important and exciting shipwreck sites in the world. We’re excited to have him as a guest just as they’re launching a new Project to locate and recover the treasure from some shipwrecks they believe were lost in the waters off the East coast of the United States.”

Watch The Interview!

About Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.

The Company is engaged in the business of conducting archaeologically sensitive recoveries of cargo and artifacts from various shipwrecks. Its operations to date have focused on shallow water search and recovery projects in less than 150 feet of water. We are now expanding our focus to include deeper-water salvage of both historic and modern day shipwrecks.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In addition to statements which explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “will,” or “plans” to be uncertain and forward looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties including but not limited to our ability to successfully locate and recover treasure and artifacts and raise the financing necessary to do so.

         Blue Water Ventures International

BWVI Joins in Serenata Beach Club Pirate Invasion Event

On Sunday July 20, 2014 Blue Water Ventures International participated in the “Pirate Invasion” event at the Serenta Beach Club at Vilano Beach, just outside of St Augustine. Silvia McGuiness Martin, a member of the club and the Ancient City Privateers, invited BWVI to the event. Pirates hosted cannon and musket firings, games and a treasure hunt! BWVI displayed cannon balls, pottery, spikes and other artifacts from the Santa Margarita shipwreck that sank in 1622. Maps and books along with a video of the Blue Water Rose and divers finding artifacts in the water from the Margarita site were on display also.   John Grapsas and Sandra Conners dressed as Pirates and told stories of treasure hunting and handled the raffle. Every kid attending the event “won” a piece of pottery and a Certificate of Authenticity.   A 2 reale silver coin was raffled for the parents and a lucky winner was randomly chosen. Keith Webb, President of Blue Water Ventures International said “We had a lot of fun sharing our story and seeing the excitement that only kids can produce.   We appreciate the invitation and look forward to coming again next year.” A good time was had by all and no one had to walk the plank at day’s end!


Nothing Says “I Love You” Like a Centuries Old Solid Gold Chalice

The Robb Report, the definitive luxury lifestyle publication for those who really do have everything, has hit the holiday newsstands with its annual offering of the 21 Ultimate Gifts in the entire world.

This year, featured among indulgences that include a $44 million super-yacht and expedition, $20 million backyard home theme park, $9.78 million Bugatti sports car package, $2.5 million fighter jet training and combat battle experience, $1.75 million lion-saving expedition with National Geographic explorers—and other selections of almost unimaginable opulence, luxury and adventure—is the magnificent gold chalice discovered by Keith Webb’s Blue Water Ventures on the Santa Margarita shipwreck expedition.

Blue Water Ventures of Key West, joint-venture partner of Mel Fishers Treasures, made world-wide news in June of 2008 with the discovery of the precious and fantastically rare vessel, which has continued to hold sway over public imagination due the intriguing mystery of a yet unidentified coat of arms carved in its base.

In addition to a gripping feature article (pages 204 and 206) about the chalice itself by writer Kirstie Swinnerton, Robb Report Senior Vice President and Editor In Chief Brett Anderson devotes the entire From the Editor page (page 58) to Salvage and Salvation – a background history of the 1622 fleet and its mission, researched and written by Anderson himself.

Offered for the sum of $1.3 million, it is not every day that an artifact of this magnificence is made available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale will fund Blue Water’s continued search for the remains of the sunken galleon Santa Margarita.

The Robb Report is available at newsstands, at, and in single-issue downloads at


Centuries-old gold and emerald ring discovered by divers on historic shipwreck site

Only a few days into launching their 2011 search and recovery season, divers for Keith Webb’s Blue Water Ventures of Key West have discovered an elegant gold and emerald ring, along with a gold “flake,” a piece of ornate silver, a silver “piece of eight” treasure coin, and numerous pieces of scattered shipwreck material in an area of the Florida Straits where the treasure galleon, Santa Margarita, was destroyed in 1622.

Contemporaneous eyewitness reports from survivors of the disaster described the vessel as having been swept on the crest of a wave over a barrier reef and driven forcefully into a sandbar, where hurricane force wind and waves beat the vessel to pieces.

Describing the moment that crew-diver, Sean Hogan, emerged from the sea with the centuries old emerald ring, Blue Water Rose Captain Dan Porter said, “I knew by the smile on his face what the color the object in his tightly closed fist would be. When Sean opened his hand not only did I see the gold I was expecting, but also a magnificent square cut emerald —very dark and very clear—probably about 1.5 to 2 ct. and absolutely beautiful. Sean has been with us about six months and is one of the strongest divers I have ever worked with.”

Hogan, who discovered the ring while diving with his leg in a cast, moved to Key West from the Chicago area in 2009 to attend the dive training program at Florida Keys Community College. “When I first spotted the gold I thought it was the link of a chain,” he said. Then I pulled it out and saw the dark, dark emerald. It was my first time seeing gold underwater, and when you see it, you just know it.”

Archaeologist James Sinclair described the ring as a “wonderful example of the baroque style popular during this period,” adding, “while relatively simple and unadorned in design, the use of gold and emerald speaks volumes as to the culture from which the owner and the object originated. Gold, then as now, was a symbol of status, so the owner of this antiquity was a high ranking and wealthy individual.”

Discoveries by Webb’s team on the Santa Margarita site since 2006 are valued at more than 16 million and include gold artifacts, chains and jewelry, gold bars, rare silver coins, weaponry, pre-Columbian treasures, and a lead box containing 16,184 extremely rare natural pearls.

Research by renowned historian Dr. Eugene Lyon indicates that over 800 ounces of registered gold, 145 silver bars, more than 80,000 silver coins, and potentially multi-millions in contraband and personal jewelry and wealth from the Santa Margarita still remain to be found.

For more information on Blue Water Ventures of Key West and the search for the Santa Margarita, visit


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