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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.

Public Appearances

Rod is available to speak at shipwreck, diving, corporate or team building/motivational events. He has presented to major events such as the annual NAS International Shipwreck Conference, BSAC Diver Conferences, Scottish Sub Aqua Club (SSAC) Conferences and many other larger events but also enjoys presenting to smaller local interest groups around his own north east of Scotland. As a lifeboatman himself he gives talks to raise funds for the RNLI as well as his local MRI lifeboat station in Stonehaven. If you would like Rod to come and speak to your group please use the "Contact" section so Rod can get in touch to discuss availability.

31 March 2016. Launch of Dive Palau at Sams Tours, Palau

The launch of Rod's latest book Dive Palau - the Shipwrecks at Sams Tours dive centre on Koror, Palau

21 November 2015. SSAC Annual Conference

The Shipwrecks of Palau. University of Stirling

26 June 2015. Dundee University Sub Aqua Club

The Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon and Palau. Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee 1900. In aid of RNLI funds

15 November 2014. Scottish Sub Aqua Conference - Stirling University

Speaking about the shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon at 1130 and 1430.

16&17 March 2015 - OZTeK 2015. Sydney

Delighted to be presenting again at OZTeK 2015 in Sydney. Details to be firmed up in due course

22 September 2014 - Aberdeen Techfest

Presenting at the Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen at 1900 about diving the shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon

20/21 September 2014 - Eurotek Advanced Diving Conference, Birmingham

Presenting on each day about Truk Lagoon and the tek diving revolution

19 September 2014. Tech Fest Aberdeen

With the launch of Dive Truk Lagoon on 31 July, I will be presenting about the Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon at Tech Fest in Aberdeen. Venue to be confirmed.

24 September 2014. The New Club, Edinburgh

Delighted to be talking at The New Club in Edinburgh - about shipwrecks of course

16/17 November 2013 - TekDIVE13

Delighted to be presenting about Force Z Shipwrecks of the South China Sea at TekDIVE13 in Antwerp on 16/17 November.

OZTeK, Sydney 16/17 March

Rod will be launching his new book Force Z Shipwrecks of the South China Sea at the OZTek International Dive Conference on 16 March at 0945. Rod is also presenting about the Shipwrecks of Scapa Flow at OZTeK on Sunday 17 March

1 MArch 2013. Force Z Shipwrecks of the South China Sea

Open presentation at the British Legion Hall in Stonehaven about HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse along with Paul Haynes to raise funds for the local lifeboat station, Maritime Rescue Institute, Stonehaven.


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