Into the Abyss

To many people, simply leaving the comforting security of dry land an d stepping onto a boat can be a terrifying ordeal. And to deliberately journey 10-20 miles offshore into hostile, powerful waters before diving down into those waters seeking untouched, virgin shipwrecks - often in the pitch blackness of deep water - seems incomprehensible. For Rod MacDonald, however it has been an all-consuming passion since he first started diving in 1982.


Into the Abyss charts the dramatic highs and lows of MacDonald's diving career; one that has been packed full of incident, drama and excitement and has taken him to all of the great shipwreck sites of the world. From the sunken Japanese Fleet at the bottom of Truk Lagoon and Palau in the Pacific to diving into the third largest whirlpool in the world - The Corryvwrecken Whirlpool off the west coast of Scotland - MacDonald's work has taken him on a spell-binding journey beneath the seas, one that is now remarkably chronicled in this enthralling collection of diving experiences. Along the way, the excitement, the successes and the near tragic failures are reflected upon, and MacDonald urges readers to overcome some of Man's deepest fears as he takes them on a journey deep into the abyss in search of long lost shipwrecks around the world.

Read the Introduction here!