LIFE EXPERIENCE

Discovery Channel Treasure Quest Snake Island

Photo Credits: Discovery Channel

  • Sea Captain

  • Under Sea Explorer

  • US Navy EOD

  • Marine archaeologist

  • Marine Biology Professor at University of West Florida

  • Discovery Channel Captain

  • Amazon Adventurer

Originally from Oklahoma, Keith Plaskett joined the Military right out of high school, at age 18-19 he was serving in Vietnam, he lived through 4 major battles including the 1968 Tet Offensive in the northern part of South Vietnam which was waged by the North Vietnamese regular Army (NVA) several years later, Keith becoming an esteemed Navy Special Warfare, EOD,

 

"Frogman."During his time serving his country, he participated in many operations, and served on missions to protect several U.S. Presidents. Cappy is a USCG Licensed Sea Master (Captain) operating vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, and West Indies oceans, with many sea stories to tell. Recently, Keith taught classes on terrorism and bomb dismantling as part of the US Governments Anti-terrorism Program. 

 

"After all of this years in service, I still have all ten fingers." C.K.

 

 

 

"Cappy has always dreamt of searching for sunken Spanish galleons off of Brazil's coast, but navigating these treacherous waters and the brutal storms that unexpectedly form without warning will test the limits of his sailing skills. Cappy is normally easygoing, but at the helm, it's a different story, where the laws of the sea prevails..."   DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Captain Keith Plaskett

Besides his time in the navy, Captain Keith also has a great deal of experience with underwater excavations and archeology. He is an Undersea Explorer, and currently lives and works in Peru, finding and documenting underwater shipwrecks and diving.

 

As President of the Peruvians nonprofit association Mares Del Sur, he is also working with Peruvian universities to develop an underwater archeology program to help preserve their archaeological heritage.

 

He created the  GUIDE FOR SCIENTIFIC DIVING in April 2001 in conjunction with the inception of the UWF Scientific Diving Program. In February 2003, Plaskett again revised the document to reflect lessons learned from two years of program operations. In June of 2005, acting DSO Jason Raupp and acting Assistant DSO Paul Sjordal revised and updated the guide, including the editing and addition of several of the appendices after consultation with the UWF Legal Department.

 

When not searching for treasure, Keith spending time in the Amazon jungle, exploring, for lost ancient Inca cities, and working with under privileged students at the National University in Peru. For Cappy, finding this treasure would make a world of financial difference to these kids, and would secure a bright future for them. Back on land, Captain Keith has three grown daughters he raised as a single parent. They, his seven grandchildren, and two great granddaughters are the apples of his eye. He plans on spoiling them all with his share of the Treasure of the Trinity. 

"The future is in the hands of those who explore... and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love."

 

Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

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El Captain Keith Plaskett