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Josh Gates searches for Spanish gold off coast of Cuba on Expedition Unknown

Expedition Unknown heads to Cuba
Expedition Unknown heads to Cuba

This week Expedition Unknown is headed to the tropical waters of Cuba as Josh Gates searches for lost Spanish treasure.

With travel between the USA and Cuba more relaxed recently, Josh uses this easing in restrictions to travel to this vibrant island.

Josh travels around Cuba in some style
Josh travels around Cuba in some style

However, he’s not interested in classic cars, mojitos or getting a tan. Rather he’s looking to search some ship records in the National Archives of Cuba. These documents have been sealed until recently and he hopes they will help him find a fleet of Spanish ships that sank back in 1715.

He also searches the swamps of Florida
He also searches the swamps of Florida

We’re guessing he’s also hoping these ships really were carrying treasure and booty back to Spain.

He also scours the beaches and swamps of Florida seeking the same treasure but it’s a big old Sea and the coast line in this area is both hazardous and complex.

Spanish Gold
Does millions in Spanish gold lie at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea?

Will he strike gold or will the Caribbean Sea keep its many secrets?

Expedition Unknown airs on Wednesdays at 9PM on Travel Channel. 

James has worked for Monsters and Critics since it started back in 2003. He oversees the business and technical side of things. You can contact or follow him on Twitter.

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