Meet the 'Bondi Treasure Hunter'
- On 06/09/2021
- In Treasure Hunting / Recoveries
By Jonathan Rose - Mail Online
An Australian treasure hunter has found 50 safes, handguns, bullets, a BMW motorbike, thousands of bicycles, jewellery and the odd gold coin while travelling across the world for more than 15 years.
Leigh Webber, 40, known as the Bondi Treasure Hunter, specialises in underwater treasure hunting, from magnet fishing in Amsterdam to underwater metal detecting in Ibiza and Thailand.
His passion for treasure hunting began one summer while swimming at Bondi Beach in his hometown of Sydney, Australia.
'I'm a surfer. I grew up surfing and even on the flat days I liked to be in the water,' he told MailOnline Travel.
'On one of the flat days I went for a snorkel and in a spot where people jump in I noticed there were coins on the bottom of the seafloor.
'I dusted away some sand and there were even more coins. I thought "oh my gosh" and a light went on - "I'm gonna get me an underwater metal detector".
I just started to get addicted as it was so much fun. 'I noticed everyone around me was looking for fish and I was like "guys, you don't know what you are missing!"'