SOURCE: Deep Blue Marine Inc.

September 11, 2007 10:14 ET

Tracy Bowden and Deep Blue Marine Complete First Phase of Recovery Work on the "Scipion"

KEY WEST, FL--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - DEEP BLUE MARINE, INC. (PINKSHEETS: DPBM) is pleased to announce that company divers working "under the auspices and existing contract that Tracy Bowden has with the Government of the Dominican Republic, and working under the supervision of the Marina de Guerra Dominicana, and an inspector from the Oficina Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural Subcuático," have completed a 14-day tour of duty on the recovery of the "Scipion," a French vessel that sank October 18th 1782, in Samaná Bay, the Dominican Republic. Divers have located and or recovered several important and historical artifacts, including but not limited to: cannons, anchors, cannon balls, silver flat wear, silver buckle, brass, pewter and bone buttons, rigging, block and tackle, wood dead eyes, tools, glass bottles, plates, pottery, copper sheathing, brass nails, musket balls, several coins, and other items from the period.

The work is all being completed as part of an extensive and painstaking underwater archaeological project headed up by world renowned diver Tracy Bowden. Mr. Bowden has been the subject of 2 National Geographic articles dealing with under water recovery and archaeology, television specials, and has participated in exhibits for museums in several countries of the world.

Wilf Blum, president of Deep Blue Marine, had this to say: "Mr. Bowden is considered by divers the world over to be one of the best in this business. To be able to work with him on this recovery is an honor and privilege. The site is one of the best in the world, and the project is going forward very well. We are very pleased to be able to learn and increase our abilities with someone of Mr. Bowden's reputation. He has earned the respect of the country where he works, and Deep Blue Marine is very fortunate to be able to be included in this project."

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    Deep Blue Marine Inc.
    Wilf Blum
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