From August 7 till August 20, David will team up again with the Gnalic wreck excavation in Croatia. He joined the excavation already in 2013 and 2014 which revealed newly discovered parts of the ships hull and wooden barrels with cargo. This year work will continue in lower parts of the wreck and not yet exposed parts of the hull and cargo holds.
During a storm in 1583, this large ship loaded with cargo from Venice and headed to Constantinople sank off near Biograd, Croatia. Amateur divers discovered the remains at a depth of about 80 - 100 feet (25 – 30 meters). The wreck is currently being investigated by a joint team from the University of Zadar and Texas A&M University, under the direction of Dr. Irena Radi-Rossi and Prof. Filipe Castro.