Bangkok’s Treasure Divers

Published on 20th September 2018 by Stickboy BKK

They’re described as Thailand’s answer to “Indiana Jones”. A community of divers in Bangkok make a living by retrieving old coins, china, jewelry and scrap metal from the city’s Chao Phraya River. Sometimes they even find skulls and skeletons.

Even though diving for these sunken treasures earns them just a few dollars a day, they are always hopeful for a rare find. Martin Lowe joined these real-life adventurers to ask them how and why they do it.

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