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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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Useful Links
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1   Link   Metcheck
Rod’s preferred dive weather site
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2   Link   Magic Seaweed
Great wind & surf info site
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3   Link   Stonehaven Harbour Web Cam
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4   Link   Stonehaven Weather
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5   Link   Aberdeen Tides
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6   Link   Aberdeen Hyperbaric Medicine Unit
Aberdeen’s Recompression Facility
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7   Link   Periscope Publishing
Innes McArtney’s popular online book/video shop
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8   Link   MCGA
Coastguard official main site
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9   Link   Boats and Outboards
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10   Link   Rod's Amazon Author Page
Amazon are very proactive for author's - here's their Author URL for Rod's books
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11   Link   Speakers Associates
Providing the perfect speaker for keynote and after dinner speeches, annual management events, executive board briefings, motivational talks, international conferences, public seminars, in-company workshops etc.
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12   Link   Whittles Publishing
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13   Link   Random House Publishers
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14   Link   The Explorer's Club
Rod is a member of the multi discipline Explorers Club based in New York. Formed in 1904 its past members have included Amundsen, Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins, Hillary, Tenzing and many more of the most famous explorers the world has seen.
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15   Link   The Explorers Club - video
This video reveals what the Explorers Club is all about
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