Capt. Bradley "Brad" Williamson - Adventurer, Explorer and Treasure Hunter. Mr. Williamson has traveled the globe from the Great Wall of China to the Pyramids of Egypt. Bradley Williamson has also searched for, located and recovered Sunken Treasure from numerous shipwrecks. Brad Williamson has explored the legends of Pirate Treasure and even Lost Gold mines in the Superstition Mountains. Brad and his expeditions have been included in Books, Magazines and film.
Captain Bradley Williamson has been the president and owner of several highly successful Treasure and Marine Recovery companies and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Treasure Expeditions Corporation, and is also the CEO of his research foundation which focuses on stem cell research, along with biochemical, biomedical and genetic engineering - Inmortalitatem Research Foundation More information about Brad is also available at his personal site Bradley Williamson and at his Facebook and Linked In sites. In addition, Bradley freely volunteers his time as a speaker and advocate for several non-profit organizations ranging from nationally known and recognized non-profits such as ARC. ARC is Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged, both physically and mentally challenged children and adults. Brad also goes unescorted and unprotected into jails and prisons to try to get the inmates to turn their lives around.
Brad received his Bachelor of Arts and his areas of study were Business and Languages & Linguistics. Bradley Williamson studied French, German, Spanish and his primary language - Japanese. He is also familiar with Mandarin Chinese and Arabic. During his college years Brad earned Honors and was awarded The National Deans List and was also a member of the National Honor Society and Charitable organization Phi Theta Kappa. Mr. Williamson then went to Washington D.C. and attended George Washington University to work on his MBA in International Business, where he maintained a 4.0. However, he realized his true passion was in medicine and he is currently wrapping up a degree in biotechnology, studying medicine and working towards his MD in internal Medicine and is also interested in biochemistry and genetic engineering.
Brad has also traveled extensively, from the Great Wall and the Forbidden City in China to the Sphinx and Pyramids in Egypt. This background enables Mr. Williamson to create, manage and successfully operate projects in any country or culture.
Brad has been certified and diving for over thirty years and currently holds dive certifications with the following dive agencies: PADI, NAUI & PDIC which include Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, Dive Supervisor and Instructor. Bradley Williamson is also certified in Nitrox through PADI, NAUI, PDIC and SDI. Mr. Williamson is also a Master Diver with specialty ratings in: Night Diving, Wreck Diving, Deep Diving, Equipment Specialist and Search& Recovery. His is currently training in extreme deep water diving using Trimix and has done dives to around 300 feet using mixed gas. Brad did most of his dive training under US Navy Commander Bob Weller. Bob was one of the co-authors of the US Navy dive manual which every dive agency such as PADI and NAUI based their dive programs. Also, Brad trained under John Fine, one of the highest ranked and most respected recreational divers in the US. John was also a close friend of the gentleman who taught the world famous underwater explorer, Jacques Cousteau, to dive.
Bradley Williamson is a US Coast Guard Certified Captain with his six pack OUPV Coast Guard Captain's license and his 50 ton Master Captain's Coast Guard License. In addition he passed the FBI background security clearance and is under the Department of Homeland Security.
Brad apprenticed, dove and worked with Bob "Frogfoot" Weller who is recognized as one of the highest regarded and extremely successful treasure hunters. Bob was also a Commander in the Navy and a member of the Famous UDT Team 1, which was the forerunner for today's Navy SEALs. Bob is also the author of numerous books and the magazine, Treasure Quest. Bradley Williamson worked with Bob for over 15 years on many projects and recovered a multitude of treasure and valuable artifacts. Mr. Williamson dove and recovered treasure from: Nuestra Senora de la Regla(1715), Santo Cristo de San Roman(1715), Nuestra Senora de la Nieves(1715), Nuestra Senora del Carmen(1715), Nuestra Senora del Rosario(1715), San Martin(1618), Spring of Whitby(1824), Nuestra Senora de la Margarita(1622), Unknown Cannon Wreck(1715), Winchester(1695), San Jose(1733), Alligator(1822), Angustias(1733), Sueco de Arizon(1733), San Felipe(1733), Chaves(1733), El Infante(1733), San Francisco(1733), El Rubi(1733) and a member of the expedition to locate the San Fernando(1733).
Bradley Williamson has also done international projects in the Bahamas, Canada and was a member of the expedition for one of the most valuable sunken Spanish treasure galleons, the San Jose (1708), Columbia, South America.
Brad and his Expeditions & Adventures are the subject matter of two production companies who have been filming for television and Mr. Williamson is also an advisor for major motion pictures and recently worked with Warner Brothers on the extremely successful motion picture "Fool's Gold" which included the cast of Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson and Donald Sutherland.
Brad Williamson has also appeared in numerous books such as, Shipwrecks of Florida by Steve Singer, Galleon Alley by Bob Weller and Treasures of the Spanish Main by John Fine and numerous other books. Brad's company and website TreasureExpeditions.Com was included in the New York Times Best Seller, Deep Blue by Kate Martin. Mr. Williamson and his adventures has also been featured in numerous, magazines, periodicals and newspapers such as Treasure Quest Magazine, Lost Treasures Magazine, Plus Ultra, Scuba News, Scuba Magazine, Palm Beach Post and Brad has also worked with National Geographic Magazine. Brad has even been followed internationally in periodicals such as the national newspaper of Spain.
Sky diving, snow skiing, jogging, scuba diving, weight training, reading, mountain climbing, playing the guitar and the marital arts are some of Brad's hobbies, Mr. Williamson currently trains several days a week for several hours a day in the art of Krav Maga, the combat art of Israel's IDF and Massad agents and the preferred combat art of the CIA, NSA, US Air Marshals and all the special ops units such as the Navy Seals and counter-terror units.
Bradley Williamson is often contracted and requested to oversee and manage local and international recovery projects. Brad has been in charge of numerous extremely successful Treasure Hunting, Shipwreck Recovery and Private Sector Marine Archaeological projects. All of the projects Mr. Williamson has been involved in are always held to the highest marine and land archaeological standards. Brad is also an often requested speaker. Currently Brad is already contracted for numerous speaking engagements for his exciting presentations regarding his many successful adventures and quests for Lost Treasure, Sunken Treasure and Archaeological projects. Also Brad is often requested as an inspirational speaker recounting his triumph overcoming a tragic childhood, trouble with the law in his early years, and numerous other challenges. Brad took control of his life and turned it around and became a college graduate with honors, world traveler and adventurer, successful treasure hunter (finder), successful business owner, writer, speaker, subject of TV shows, and the father of a great boy!