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The Florida Tech Career Hall of Fame


Sir Robert Marx

Underwater Archeologist and Historian

None - honorary alum*

Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 2019

(Born December 8, 1933) Sir Robert F. Marx is one of the pioneer American Scuba divers and is best known for his work with shipwrecks and sunken treasure.

Marx became a diving specialist in the United States Marine Corps in 1953. He has since made over 5,000 dives and has authored over 800 reports/articles and 59 books on history, archaeology, shipwrecks and exploration.

Marx and his wife, Jennifer, live in Indialantic, Florida. They are co-authors of several non-fiction books.

He was a founding member of the Council on Underwater Archaeology and of the Sea Research Society and served on the Society’s Board of Advisors. In 1972, he participated in the creation of the research/professional degree of Doctor of Marine Histories.

Marx was made a Knight-commander of the order of Isabella the Catholic by the Spanish government for his re-enactment in the Nina II of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage of exploration.