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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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9 Feb. Great British Shipwrecks

Materials and ideas for the cover now off to the publsihers. I was really pleased with their cover design for The Darkness Below so I'm looking forward to seeing their cover design for the new book. A book starts to acquire a form once a cover is sorted out. Before then it's hard to conceptualise. Happy days.

 
18 Jan. Great British Shipwrecks

Happy days - that's the manuscript finished, proofed and tweaked as much as I can and I'm preparing it to go off to my publishers. After a good strong coffee I'll start sorting out and captioning photos, charts and illustrations and try to work out what will work as a cover.

 
16 Jan 2012. Great British Shipwrecks

The manuscript is largely finished now - I'm finishing a final read through and tweak before it goes to the publishers. Working on the new wreck images and charts

 
16 December. New book project kicks off - Great British Shipwrecks

Have started work on the next book - a coffee table style book covering 40 classic UK wrecks from Scapa Flow to the English Channel and the North Channel to be called Great British Shipwrecks. More details in my Blog.

 
22 November. Sat diver cooly deals with port beagle on Fulmar

This sat diver is so cool as he deals with a curious port beagle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDLlfifasi4

 
3 November. Edinburgh launch

Mercat Bar, Haymarket, Edinburgh at 6.30pm is the venue for the Edinburgh launch of The Darkness Below. I'll do a short slideshow of some of the highlights from the book and there will be time after to chat and sign any books bought on the night. Thanks to Deep Blue Scuba for hosting the event.

 
30 October. The Darkness Below

Amazon's figures show that The Darkness Below is now No 7 Best Selling book in the Scuba Diving category. It's only been out a couple of weeks but we're getting there :-)

 
Sunday 23 October

Scotland on Sunday Spectrum colour mag is running a feature on the book this Sunday 23 October. The Sunday Mail are also doing a 2 page spread

 
29 October. Glasgow launch

Glasgow launch now confirmed for 1100 on 29 October at Aquatron's building at 30 Stanley Street, Glasgow G41 1JB

 
8 October. eBooks

Random House have just signed up with Mainstream Publishing (who publish my first 4 books, Dive Scapa Flow, Dive Scotland's Greatest Wrecks, Dive England's Greatest Wrecks and Into the Abyss) to sell their eBooks through Apple stores & iPads. Exciting and interesting development. Sorting out the formalities with Mainstream to fire ahead with this.

 
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