Darrell Miklos: Underwater Archaeology, The Search for Atlantis
Darrell Miklos was born on the 19th of February 1963 into a family of treasure hunters who were involved in several successful underwater historical shipwreck recoveries in the 1960s & 70s. Born to Roger Miklos, Darrell shared his father’s passion for treasures. At the time Darrell was born, Roger worked as a police officer, but relocated to Florida where he met a fellow treasure hunter, Kip Wagner. It was around the same time that Roger and Darrell met Gordon Copper.
Roger’s friendship with Gordon allowed him to work as a collector of booster rockets for NASA’s Apollo Program. As a young kid, Darrell spent most of his time searching for booster rockets alongside his father. While working at NASA, Darrell got a chance to see the world of treasure hunting and fell in love with it. Since the early 1970s to the 1990s, Darrell left his work at NASA and started working on excavating several shipwreck sites off the Florida coast. In 1978, Roger was invited on The Merv Griffin Show which also featured Astronaut Gordon Cooper. Darrell and Cooper met at the show and were quickly into each other. The pair struck an amazing partnership and began a series of treasure-hunting excursions.
Darrell is also an NAUI certified diver and is a member of the American Academy of Underwater Scientists. In 2014, Darrell set up a shipwreck recovery business near his home in Southern California. Entitled Gemini Marine Exploration, the business works to salvage historic shipwrecks and artifacts.