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13 December 2018. New unidentified Japanese WWII tug wreck in Truk Lagoon

Here's the link to my video tour on my YouTube channel of this newly located and as yet unidentified Imperial Japanese Navy WWII tug wreck off Weno.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYfVkiE7IsE&t=7s

 
12 December 2018. NEW JAPANESE WRECK LOCATED IN TRUK LAGOON

Just back from a couple of weeks diving the famous Japanese WWII wreck at Truk Lagoon in the Pacific, the world's greatest collection of Japanese wartime shipwrecks. It has been quite a long time since a new WWII wreck was located in the lagoon, but I was priviledged to be taken out by Truk Stop Dive Centre

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30 October 2018. Des épaves du monde

Just back from a long weekend in Orkney filming with a french TV company about the Scapa Flow wrecks for a documentary series on shipwrecks around the world. These guys were hard core - they did The Big Blue with Jean Reno and have worked on Titanic - much respect! 

 
16 October 2018. Shipwrecks of Scapa Flow chart available again

A few years ago I had a unique A1 size full colour chart of Scapa Flow professionally created by the artist who has created all my shipwreck illustrations for me over the years, not just in Scapa Flow but also in Truk, Palau etc. The Scapa shipwreck illustrations were added to the chart in the correct locations with some text about the indivdual wrecks and the Scapa story as a whole. The resulting chart is stunning - and is currently on public display outside the Ferry Terminal in Stromness.

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Dive Scotland's Greatest Wrecks

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Scotland's rugged coastline is littered with almost 20,000 wrecks. Rod Macdonald has selected 14 of the most famous of these lying within the realm of the scuba diver, from the Sound of Mull wrecks such as the Hispania, Rondo, Thesis and Shuna to the Breda off Oban and HMS Port Napier off Skye. Rod also covers some of the world famous Scapa Flow wrecks such as the German WWI battleship Kronprinz Wilhelm and the light cruiser Coln.

 

A full chapter is devoted to each wreck with a historical account of the vessel and its sinking followed by a detailed description of the wreck as it lies on the seabed today and essential information for the diver planning a visit. An indespensible aide to anyone interested in Scottish wreck diving.