Three months before The Mystery of Edward Sims was telecast, on November 24, 1968, and December 1, 1968, The Treasure of San Bosco Reef was presented on The Wonderful World of Color. This was a Roger Mobley vehicle that was not a Gallegher story.
The story concerns young David Jones, who travels to Italy during his vacation to work with his uncle, Max, an archaeologist who raises ancient artifacts from the ocean floor. One of Max's divers is killed and the site becomes suspect--especially after several of the artifacts disappear; they know these will be sold illegally to rich collectors. When word gets out that these items have disappeared, other men are endangered on the site, and, indeed, someone tries to kill Dave.
Helping Dave and his uncle is a young Italian boy named Augusto Donato, who tells Dave to call him "Gus." Dave teaches him to dive and in return Gus helps Dave spy on several of the suspects and also helps save his life when Dave is attacked.
These are some screen caps from the first episode.
|Dave (Roger Mobley) with a thoughtful look after
a significant piece of evidence of the theft is
|Dave examines the boat which the divers use|
|Dave discussing the problem with his uncle|
|Dave and Uncle Max (James Daly) at the trattoria,
talking about the problem with members of their
|Dave talks with Gus (Antony Alda) who works as a
waiter at the trattoria; young Alda is Alan Alda's
half-brother, who also had a cameo appearance on
an episode of M*A*S*H
|Dave and Uncle Max talk with the chief of
police; our young hero looks skeptical
|Dave fights for his life underwater with
a mysterious diver
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Some information for this page was gleaned from Bill Cotter's The Wonderful World of Disney Television.