​​Amelia Research & Recovery, LLC

ed gavron

Ed Gavron provides consulting services in advanced dive equipment and systems, financial planning, and is Amelia's treasurer.  He has been primarily responsible for the promotion and success of Amelia Research in our homeport in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Scott jensen MA

Scott Jensen is our Underwater Archaeologist & Principle Investigator.

arnie hofflander

Arnie Hofflander, a resident of Amelia Island Florida, is a retired IBM computer specialist.  Arnie provides Amelia financial planning, marketing and senior management consulting services, as a contributor to day-to-day management and public relations activities.  He provides the backbone of local support for Amelia Research along with his wife Jane.

doug pope

Doug Pope is Amelia's Managing Member and is responsible for all company operations.  An innovator of advanced treasure hunting systems, under Mr. Pope's leadership, Amelia's Team designed our lift boat, the excavator, and the combined cofferdam and sluice box mining system.  An experienced diver, Mr. Pope has almost 20 years of treasure exploration experience.  Doug is a decorated helicopter pilot, serving in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.

about us

The "a" TEAM
"Amelia"


Amelia's senior management and consultants have decades of experience in shipwreck exploration and salvage.  Our full-time manager, Polly-L​ crew, dive masters, operational and administrative support staff are experienced and dedicated.