Southeast Asian Cannon Connection!
Tony Wells is an
American who has been working and living in Southeast Asia since the
early 80's. He initially came to SEA to work out of Singapore as a
Commercial Deep-Sea Diver in Offshore Oilfield industry. Inspection and
Underwater Photography were his specialty. During his 'oilfield' days
he also learned how to do marine surveys and pilot Remotely Operated
In the late 80's/early 90's he became involved
with treasure hunting and was one of the
crew of the team which were search for one of the most
famous Portuguese vessels which ever sank, the Flor do Mar, off the coast of
Indonesia in 1511. While 'officially' the Flor do Mar was never located
this experince changed Tony's life because as a result of this
involvement he spent many hours doing maritime research and even wrote
a book about this experience titled, Shipwrecks & Sunken
Treasure In Southeast Asia (published by Times Editions -
Singapore - 1995).
& Sunken Treasure In Southeast Asia is 159 pages with Table
of Contents as follows;
This book can be purchased over the internet from several sites
including; Art Media
Resourches (U.S.A.), Asian Diver
(Singapore), Amazon (U.S.A.), Books And Collectibles
- 1. Maritime Legacy
Sailing Ships Through The Centuries.
Coins and Currency.
- 2. Why Did the Ships
The Vung Tau Cargo.
- 3. Researching Wrecks
The Geldermalsen's Fabulous
- 4. Search and Salvage
The Thailand Junk
The Marie Therese
Search for the Lost Treasures of Malacca.
- 5. Which Wreck Is It?
- 6. Shipwrecks of Asia (over 450
wrecks including the Flor do Mar).
In the very near future we will also
have shipwreck and maritime research for sale. Our special areas of
interest is Asia - especially concentrating on Southeast Asian in
particular. This will include; Shipwrecks
in Southeast Asia from 1500's through 1899) and also WWW Wrecks in the Philippines. This
info will be located in the Shipwreck
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