I enjoy working with the media to educate the public about the nautical history of shipwrecks and the undersea world. Lately, I have been involved with several television documentaries that have been placed on many of the cable networks ( MsNBC, History Channel, National Geographic Channel, Sci-Fi Channel etc.) and have done a slew of newspaper and magazine interviews. This month, I have been profiled in several different magazines pertaining to my work on the shipwrecks and an aircraft. This is not so uncommon because I am involved with so much shipwreck and underwater research that the media and the public finds very fascinating. However, this month has to be the most diverse in terms of the types of magazines that I have been written about in a long time. It seems that my diving and shipwreck work has taken a new persona as characterized by these three distinct magazine articles:
December 2005 Sci Fi Magazine - Profiles the search for the Bermuda Triangle's famed lost Mariner rescue aircraft that went missing while looking for the 5 US Navy Avenger aircraft in 1945. I led a team of 20 scientists, divers and operational crew on the underwater search for the PBM-5 Mariner aircraft.
January 2006 Worth Magazine - This magazine caters to high net worth individuals and has an article about the the search for lucrative shipwrecks and its ability to provide the investors and salvors fortune and fame. I have a few comments about treasure hunting in this article.
January / February 2006 Aquanaut Magazine - This diving magazine is written in German and caters to the Swiss, German and Austrian sport and recreational diving markets. The article that I am profiled in is entitled Andrea Doria: Der Mount Everest der Wracktaucher which translates out to Andrea Doria: The Mount Everest of Wreck Diving. I have dove the Andrea Doria over a hundred times since the mid-1980's and will be going back this summer with the Official Andrea Doria Diving Expedition ™ to mark the 50th anniversary of its collision and sinking.
Well-so far I have not been approached by Playboy yet ;-) !