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The Cursed Buddhas at the Bottom of The Mekong River

The Dive Detectives search the mysterious Mekong River in Laos – home to lethal rapids and a century-old mystery of a missing ship carrying ancient treasure.

Removed in 1910 by Laos’s French colonial masters, these cultural artifacts were loaded on board the gunboat La Grandière in an effort to bring them back to France, but legend has it the golden Buddha statues and art objects also carried a “deadly curse”,  one that would doom anyone foolish enough to try and remove them. The ship entered the rapids south of Louangphrabang and struck a submerged rock – sinking the vessel and drowning the crew.


The section of Mekong that claimed La Grandière is incredibly dangerous. Few divers have ever penetrated its violent current and zero visibility. With the churning water and jagged rocks, one mistake here could be fatal. The Fletchers take on one of the most challenging dives of their career.


By employing cutting-edge technology, a special military-grade acoustic camera that will allow the Team to “see” underwater, the Dive Detectives attempt a nearly impossible mission.


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