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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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26 Feb 2018. Deeper into the Darkness

The manuscript for my new book Deeper into the Darkness has now completed the edit stage and we are moving onto Page Layout. Publication of the book is scheduled for May 2018 to coincide with the re-release of th efirst book of the Trilogy, Into the Abyss - Divign to Adventure in the Liquid World

 
12 January 2018. Into the Abyss - Diving to Adventure in the Liquid World

Deeper into the Darkness is now at the edit stage and is on track for release this Easter. To coincide with that, my first book of true life diving stories Into the Abyss - Diving to Adventure in the Liquid World is to be re-issued das Vol I of the trilogy.

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10 January 2018. Cover Reveal

I'll be posting a Cover Reveal video

for my new book for 2018 on my

wreck diving YouTube channel

at 2000 UTCon Wednesday

10 January.

If you want a preview of the cover

and a bit about what the book is

about - the link to the Channel

is in the News Section

 

 
2 October 2017. Video of unidentified auxiliary sub chaser at Palau released

A mystery shipwreck.

In WWII, the Japanese Navy requisitioned a number of smaller vessels, such as trawlers and whalers, for war use.

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28 September 2017. Aikoku Maru, Truk Lagoon, dive video released

The 10,500 ton, 492-feet long passenger cargo liner Aikoku Maru was built in 1940 and requisitioned for war use as an auxiliary transport by Japan in 1941 shortly before the Pearl Harbor raid.  

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29 June 2017. Dive Scapa Flow Centenary edition is published

My advance copy of the Centenary 6th edition of Dive Scapa Flow has now arrived - I have it in my hands and it is a beautiful, stunning production by Whittles. I am blown away by it - it is my best book yet!

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TekDive USA 2018

Short video invitation for TekDive USA on 27-29 April 2018 in Florida

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsWjRTibGEc

 
TekDive USA. 27-29 April 2018, Florida

Looking forward to presenting about the loss fo HMS Hampshire to a mine laid by U75 off NW Orkney in June 1916 at TekDive USA at the Wyndham Orlando International Drive Resort in Florida next April. Kilt perhaps??

 
The Jake seaplane wreck - Palau

This week's addition to my YouTube wreck diving channel is the Japanese Aichi E13A long range reconnaisance seaplane - Allied reporting name JAKE - which lies just outside Malakal Harbor, Palau.

Aichi E13A's were used throughout the Pacific War for coastal patrols and strikes against Allied transports - and near war's end for kamikaze missions.

vhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d8pARh8WH0&t=5s

 
5 June 2017. Dive Scapa Flow Centenary edition

The long awaited Centenary edition of Dive Scapa Flow is to be published in just a few weeks on 23 June.

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12 May 2017. Heian Maru & IJN Oite, Truk Lagoon - new videos added to my YouTube channel

I've been playing around at editing the mountains of video I shot in Truk and Palau whilst researching and writing Dive Truk Lagoon and Dive Palau. I've posted cut videos of diving the IJN destroyer Oite and the Sixth Fleet submarine depot ship Heian Maru.

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4 May 2017. Wreck diving YouTube Channel launched

I've launched a new wreck diving You Tube channel featuring short video clips of my own footage from some of the great wreck  centres I'vr explored - such as Truk LAgoon, Palau, Guadalcanal and Scapa Flow. I've annotated as appropriated so you know what you are looking at and I intend to add about one a week when I'm not away diving and set up playlists for each location so if you're planning a trip you can get a flavour of what its like in advance. 

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