On October 8, 2001, the 120-foot luxury live-aboard dive yachts Wave Dancer and Aggressor III, both carrying members of the Richmond Dive Club, were secured to a concrete dock in southern Belize when Hurricane Iris struck. The last boat to slip into the harbor for safety, the Wave Dancer, stuck out halfway into the channel, unable to find more room at the crowded dock. The category four hurricane, with winds of 140 mph and a storm surge of fourteen feet, ripped the Wave Dancer from its cleats, tossing it like a toy across the lagoon. When the storm subsided an hour later, 20 of the boat’s 28 occupants were dead.
Ocean Magic illustrates the diversity and complexity of the underwater world and gives its residents a voice. Michael Patrick O'Neill is able to capture the spirit of the subjects he is so passionate about: marine animals of all shapes, sizes and colors. His writing style, casual yet instructive, awakens the naturalist and explorer in each of us and promotes a lifetime of learning and conservation.
Challenging yourself in a new environment builds stamina, character and team-building skills. Now Dr. T. Scott Cook, a wilderness leadership training expert with over 30 years experience, brings his in-depth knowledge and passion for the natural world to guiding the next generation of leaders.
Shark Encounters introduces readers to the supreme predators that rule the oceans of the world. Learn how divers come face-to-face with the infamous Bull shark and where Scalloped Hammerheads school by the thousands
Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half-day's mission from New York Harbor. In doing so, they paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame.
Wild Wild Waters is a pictorial and written journal illustrating a handful of vibrant and diverse aquatic ecosystems Indonesia s Komodo National Park, Lembeh Strait and Bali; Brazil s Bonito region; Mexico s Guadalupe Island; and South Florida.