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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!

The book is designed to reflect the many 100th anniversary dates that are popping up at Scapa Flow just now, from the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, to the loss of the Hampshire, the loss of the Vanguard, the arrival of the German High Seas Fleet for internment at Scapa Flow and culminating in the 100th anniversary of the famous scuttle of the High Seas Fleet on 21 June 1919. 

The 1st edition of this book was published in 1990 - and went through 5 editions over the course of the next 20 yeras. This classic book has now been given a full 21st century makeover with new text, new photos from MV Halton skipper Bob Anderson, new wreck scans from Chris Rowland and new labelled wreck illustrations by Rob Ward.I love it and cant stop reading it!

Hopefully this edition in 2017 will be good for the next 10-20 years!

 
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

 
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3 August 2017. DEEP BLUE SCUBA, Edinburgh. Scapa Flow Shipwrecks

Looking forward to presenting about the Scapa Flow shipwrecks and HMS Hampshire to Deep Blue Scuba on their Club Night at The Mercat Bar, West Maitland Street, Edinburgh, on Thursday 3 August at 1830.

 
20 July 2017. Dive Scapa Flow Aberdeen presentation and book signing

Presentation about Dive Scapa Flow at Core 94, 35 Waterloo Quay, Aberdeen on Thursday 20 July 2017 @ 1830. See article under Public Appearances.

 

 
29 June 2017. Dive Scapa Flow - Centenary 6th edition is published

The new edition designed to mark the many 100th anniversary dates at Scapa Flow culminating in the 100th anniversary of the scuttle of the Fleet itself on 21 June 1919 is now published by Whittles Publishing.  

 
23 June 2017. Dive Scapa Flow Centenary edition is published

If you want a signed copy of the 1st print run of this fully updated and expanded Centenary edition please let me know via the Contact page

 
12 May 2017. Heian Maru, Truk Lagoon - new video added to my YouTube channel

20 minute video of diving and penetrating the largest diveable wreck in Truk Lagoon - the IJN Sixth Fleet submarine depot ship Heian Maru. Here's the link;

 

vhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrMI6Vey574&list=PL2npM8hIA8owxgDJdtl2IfRHJFt7NJgXC&index=2

 
8 May 2017. IJN Oite, Truk Lagoon destroyer wreck video.

Short video of diving the WWII Janapese Navy destropyer wreck Oite in Truk Lagoon now uploaded to YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_moK46yBRw

 
4 May 2017. New wreck diving YouTube channel launched

Ive launched a YouTube wreck diving channel with shortvidoes of some of the wrecks I've dived in Truk, palau, Guadalcanal and Scapa Flow. Will add one a week when not diving.

Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC35ew82zQcENyDTdF4B3XHg

 
24 April 2017. Dive Scapa Flow

Publication scheduled for 28 May 2017 is delayed by one month. (See Blog for details).

 
13 Feb 2017. Dive Scapa Flow Centenary edition

Launch of the Centenary edition now set for Thursday 18 May 2017 in the lounge upstairs at Royal Hotel, Stromness.

 
12 Feb 2017. Dive Scapa Flow Centenary edition

The edit of the manuscript is now finished - the Ms is now with Whittles' designers for page layout.

 
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