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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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June 2016. Dive Palau - the Shipwrecks

Manuscript now completed, wreck illustrations well in hand an cover almost finalised. It's coming together Cool

 
Palau Open Expedition March 2016

Got back from Palau a couple of weeks ago after an epic expedition diving and surveying 20 wrecks in 10 days. Working hard now on the next book Dive Palau - the Japanese WWII Pacific Shipwrecks and my artist is getting going on the wreck illustrations.

The book should be squared away by Xmas so I'm discussing a possible book launch in Palau with Sams Tours at the end of next March 2016 - poignantly the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. Task Force 58 air raid Operation Desecrate One that hit Palau following the Truk template from just 6 weeks earlier.

To make the book launch a bit of a happening, along with my good buddy Paul Haynes (www.haynesmarine.com) I'll lead an open Exped there next March - open to all experienced CCR and OC divers. You'd book your own flights and I'd sort out the diving and boats. I'd be giving short History presentations about the raid and the shipwrecks in the evenings and dive briefings before we splash. It'll be a craic.

If you're interested in coming, message me privately through the Contact Tab on this site and I can get costings sorted out.

 
18 January 2015 - Dive Palau - the Japanese WWII shipwrecks

The next book is Dive Palau - the Japanese WWII Shipwrecks. Likely publication around October 2015

 
15 November 2014Scottish Sub Aqua Conference

Delighted to be presenting twice about the shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon at the SSAC Annual Conference this Saturday. 1130 & 1430. Will have a few books along to sign and sell.

 
October 2014. Dive Truk Lagoon

The book is now out and being distributed. The first 100 copies have arrived on Chuuk at Truk Stop Hotel & Dive Centre

 
12 September - Dive Truk Lagoon

The book is wrapped and now at the presses being printed. Publishers advise it will be in their warehouse on 2 October.

 
5 August 2014 - Dive Truk Lagoon

Publication of the book is running a bit behind but it should still go to print this month.

 
9 July 2014 - Dive Truk Lagoon

Due to production delays my new book Dive Truk Lagoon will now be published in August 2014. See my Blog for more details.

 
17 May 2014. Dive Truk Lagoon - latest

Still on track for publication on 31 July - a lot going on behind the scenes right now.

 
E-book scam

At the moment there are official digital versions of Into the Abyss and The Darkness Below. However there are websites offering free digital versions of Dive Scapa Flow and Force Z Shipwrecks of the South China Sea. To be clear there are no official digital versions of these books available from my publishers. This is a scam affecting many authors around the world - if you click the Download button on one of these sites Malware and all sorts of nasty stuff will be inserted into your pc or Mac - these sites can get access to your passwords and confidential information - selling that information is how they make their money. Please beware.

 
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