David Dobbin experienced life both on and beneath the waves. At a time when most Newfoundlanders made a living as sailors and fishermen, Dobbin gambled everything and became a salvage diver. The gamble paid off. This courageous pioneer in the emerging field of underwater treasure hunting collected gold, silver, money, and jewellery from more than 50 shipwrecks over 14 exciting years. He even encountered a few ethereal bodies. Dobbin the Diver’s skill and renown was heralded throughout the Atlantic Coast of Canada and landed him a place in the Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador.