A Queensland man from Bundaberg found $100,000 in diamonds while diving from a cruise ship

How one lucky divers stumbled upon a $100,000 diamond in a reef — and the grand show he gave to his cruise ship mates

  • Bundaberg man found a $100,000 diamond while snorkeling on a cruise
  • He has now revealed how he found the gem in a reef and caught it
  • He checked the other passengers to see if it was theirs before claiming it
  • The huge rock was valued at $100,000 and is now in a safe in his home

A Queensland man has revealed how he discovered a sparkling $100,000 diamond crowded among coral reefs while diving from a cruise ship.

Stewart, the Bundaberg man, said he was diving 10 years ago when he made a remarkable discovery miles from civilization at sea.

Honest Stewart offered to return the stunning gem to anyone on his cruise ship if they lost it and they could accurately describe it.

But with no one claiming it, he kept it to himself—and has kept the sparkling rocks under lock and key ever since.

A Bundaberg man found a $100,000 diamond while snorkeling on a cruise 10 years ago, but revealed how he would have given it up if he found its rightful owner (stored photo)

Stewart told Queensland-based Triple M Rush Hour hosts Annabelle Brett and Elliot Lovejoy that the lucky find was shining on him as he snorkeled the reef.

“I was snorkeling, snorkeling around the reef, and it caught my eye, then I dived a little bit down and I grabbed it,” he said.

See also  The Persevering Rover Arrives in the Ancient Martian Delta

The size of my nail was a carat of two and a half carats.

Stewart said he could not keep the find a secret from the rest of the ship and had until the discovery when he got back on board.

I told them I had found a precious stone stone, and said nothing more.

But (I told them) that if anyone misses the ride on this trip, they can come to my cabin and if they can describe what it is – it’s theirs.

“I didn’t say more than that,”

With 10 days left on the cruise, Stewart insisted he would be happy to hand the diamonds over to their owner.

The massive diamond, the size of a man's fingernails, was valued at $100,000 after Stewart took it to the experts (stock photo)

The massive diamond, the size of a man’s fingernails, was valued at $100,000 after Stewart took it to the experts (stock photo)

Lady Luck was traveling with Stewart on the trip where he won $11,500 the first time he played bingo (stock image)

Lady Luck was traveling with Stewart on the trip where he won $11,500 the first time he played bingo (stock image)

He said: “If it is their property, then it is their property.”

In the end, Stewart was able to hold on to the rare stone.

“No one came and asked for it, so I kept it and I’ve been carrying it ever since,” he said.

“We had $100,000 worth.”

He said he resisted the temptation to sell it and revealed that he never leaves his house, locked in a safe.

It proved to be just the start of Stewart’s lucky streak in the journey.

He told the show, “I played bingo for the first time in my life on that trip and earned $11,500.”

See also  NASA's inaugural moon sample was collected nearly 50 years ago

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.