Tim Ferris is the Salvage Master on the current expedition for Republic’s treasure. Born and raised in New England, Tim was working on the water from an early age. Twenty years ago, he made the decision to pursue a career in deep-sea commercial diving, and began working his way up to the elite ranks of saturation diving. Tim was the project manager on the sinking of the USS Vandenberg, the second largest artificial reef in the world, as well as many confidential international salvage operations. After starting his own company, Tim and his crew played a key role in projects including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup, pumping out the New York City subway system after Super Storm Sandy, several salvage projects in the Middle East, and a salvage job in Egypt during the Arab Spring.