Sunday, January 13, 2008

Amazing Book on Great Lakes Wreck Diving

If you want a fast-paced, cannot-put-it-down book on how many of the shipwrecks in the Great Lakes were found you need to read the book Shipwreck Hunter

Its a great book that goes into some of the early SCUBA based exploration of the Great Lakes focusing on David Trotter's Underwater Research Associates' crack crew of intrepid ship-finders. These guys find more ships out there than anyone else and they're very good at what they do.

However the book also describes the great risks these divers took before and then when tri-mix diving was in its infancy, and the bends hits and even greater tragedy that befell one of their team members on a dive that where everything that could go wrong, did.

Filled with great accounts of the finding of a multitude of wrecks and their histories, and the first book to describe the SCUBA descent of two divers to the Edmund Fitzgerald - a 500 foot dive that is the deepest wreck dive ever made in the Great Lakes, the book simply cannot be put down and I read it over this weekend.

If you're interested in scuba diving, technical diving and Great Lakes wreck diving, this is the book for you.

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