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Location 24 56.57    80 28.58  


Experience Level:  
Novice to Intermediate
History El Infante was one of the two major treasure galleons of the ill fated 1733 fleet. The ship was built in 1724, was 326 tons and carried 40 cannon.
Present Condition Art McKee was the first diver to salvage the wreck and worked it for over 20 years. Even so, much remains, as its shallow location resulted in wave action dispersing the treasure far from the site. Almost any reef within reasonable distance will trap coins from this ship. There is a huge ballast pile in 12 feet of water, so snorkelers can have fun here too.  
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