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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.


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

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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E-books are now available for most of my titles - see the Bibliography Section for details and to order

3 August 2016. Force Z Shipwrecks of the South China Sea - HMS Prince of Wales & Repulse.

Fresh print run just carried out due to US demand for the book.

14 June 2016. HMS Hampshire survey expedition

The 2 week Explorers Club Flag No 192 expedition to survey HMS Hampshire off NW Orkney successfully concluded on 11 June 2016.

13 April 2016. New Book Release - Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon

Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon is now published!

Dive Truk Lagoon, Force Z shipwrecks of the South China Sea, The Darkness Below

Kindle versions now available via Amazon.

4 MArch 2016. Dive Palau - the Shipwrecks

It's out! Published today :-)

12 February 2016. Into the Abyss - Diving to Adventure in the Liquid World

Apple Store and Kindle version e-books of Into the Abyss are now available

26 January 2016. Dive Palau - the Shipwrecks

Release date now set for 28 February 2016. Available to pre-order through or via Amazon etc

The Explorers Club

Rod was inducted into The Explorers Club in January 2015.

2 October 2015 - Dive Palau - the Shipwrecks

Edited manuscript now back from Whittles for checking.


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