The ship has become one of the most popular wreck sites in the world, since it is dotted with relics and it is not protected, unlike other famous wrecks such as the Lusitania and the Titanic.
"It is a trophy dive. Divers can keep the artifacts they find," Silverstein said. "Although, some items are still covered under John Moyer's 1993 maritime arrest."
Slideshow: The Sinking Of The Andrea Doria
However, it is not easy to get Andrea Doria china cups and silverware. Lying in 250 feet of absinthe-green water, the ship is considered the "Mount Everest of wreck diving," and has so far claimed the lives of 15 divers.
The Andrea Doria presents many dangers even to experienced divers because of treacherous currents, sharks, wires and cables hanging like spiderwebs, and the risk of getting lost while entering the wreck.
"The desire to get artifacts is one of the reasons why many divers have died. We run a very controlled diving environment, because safety is our top priority. It is actually easier to dive now than it was 10 years ago, because the ship is falling apart. The artifacts are just falling out, so there is no need for new divers to enter the wreck," Silverstein said.