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Shipwreck Hunter by Gerald Volgenau

Brilliant book all about wreck diving in the Great lakes. Only place I've ever dove apart from a quarry in Canada. Nothing warm and blue and high viz about diving there.

Started reading it this morning and just finished it. Well worth considering if you are looking for something to read. No Doxa's. Actually no watches at all but quite a few frozen regulators.........

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Shipwreck Hunter by Gerald Volgenau

Brilliant book all about wreck diving in the Great lakes. Only place I've ever dove apart from a quarry in Canada. Nothing warm and blue and high viz about diving there.

Started reading it this morning and just finished it. Well worth considering if you are looking for something to read. No Doxa's. Actually no watches at all but quite a few frozen regulators.........

Pete
On a little different note, Golden Buddha by CC must have come out recently. Bought the paperback today from Sam's club. Maybe it has been out, but I just saw it. Plan on taking it to Bonaire this weekend for something to read...........


Thanks for the tip, Pete!! I am always looking for something good to read!!
 

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I just finished Shadow Divers and it was one of the best non-fiction adventure reads I've come across in quite a while. Must read for anyone with any interest in one/all of the following: wreck diving/WWII history/U-Boats.
 

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I read Shadow Diver's a couple of months ago and it was a good book. I didn't want to put it down.

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I just finished Shadow Divers and it was one of the best non-fiction adventure reads I've come across in quite a while. Must read for anyone with any interest in one/all of the following: wreck diving/WWII history/U-Boats.
Hey twylie, thanks for the tip on Shadow Divers. I searched it out on Half.com and it is headed my way now!! :thanks
 

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I have finally just finished this book, Shadow divers. I started reading it Sun night, and haven't been able to put it down after the kids go to bed in the evening. It usually takes me at least a week to get through a book, but I COULDN'T PUT THIS ONE DOWN!!!

http://www.robertkurson.com/book.html

What an incredible book. Well written and knock-your-socks-off diving. I don't think I could EVER do this type of diving, but an amazing read nonetheless. It is the story of two diver's quest to discover the identity of a newly found U-Boat off the coast of New Jersey. This was back when Tech diving was in its infancy and guys were not using trimix, but just compressed air at 200+ feet.

Twylie, thanks again for the recommendation:-!:-!:-!:-!:-!:-!:p:p:p:p

Now Pete, I need to try out your recommendation;-)
 

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I have finally just finished this book, Shadow divers. I started reading it Sun night, and haven't been able to put it down after the kids go to bed in the evening. It usually takes me at least a week to get through a book, but I COULDN'T PUT THIS ONE DOWN!!!

http://www.robertkurson.com/book.html

What an incredible book. Well written and knock-your-socks-off diving. I don't think I could EVER do this type of diving, but an amazing read nonetheless. It is the story of two diver's quest to discover the identity of a newly found U-Boat off the coast of New Jersey. This was back when Tech diving was in its infancy and guys were not using trimix, but just compressed air at 200+ feet.

Twylie, thanks again for the recommendation:-!:-!:-!:-!:-!:-!:p:p:p:p

Now Pete, I need to try out your recommendation;-)
I will second "Shadow Divers" as a great read. I was held captive by that book !!! I also purchased the DVD Called "Hitlers Lost Sub" that documents its loss and dicovery by John Chatterton and Richie Kohler.

Thanks Dr. Pete for the tip on the new book.

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I will also highly recommend Shadow Divers. Finished it last month. Those guys had big brass ones to dive that wreck. I've dived the U-352 off NC but the one in this book is in a different category altogether.
 

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They're making Shadow Divers into a movie, slated for a 2009 release. Virtually no other info on IMDB, though, except the director is Peter Weir(?). Fantastic story, hope they do it justice in the movie.....

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Shipwreck Hunter by Gerald Volgenau

Brilliant book all about wreck diving in the Great lakes. Only place I've ever dove apart from a quarry in Canada. Nothing warm and blue and high viz about diving there.

Started reading it this morning and just finished it. Well worth considering if you are looking for something to read. No Doxa's. Actually no watches at all but quite a few frozen regulators.........

Pete
I'm only on Chapter 5, but tearing right through (started over lunch). Real interesting reading... thanks for the tip Doc. :)
 

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Read Shadow Divers three years ago when it first came out. I'm always in the market for a good dive adventure book. BTW John Chatterdon and Richie Kohler have a show on The History Channel.

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Read Shadow Divers three years ago when it first came out. I'm always in the market for a good dive adventure book. BTW John Chatterdon and Richie Kohler have a show on The History Channel.

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I love the show. I wish that they would sell the episodes in a box-set. Unfortunately, they are for sale on History.com...............But, they are $25 / episode.

I did watch the "Nova" special on the shadow diver's U-Boat entitled " ******'s Lost Sub". Pretty good, but not nearly as good as the book:roll:
 

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Seems I missed this somehow. Odd, that's where virtually all my previous diving was done. In fact I'm certain I must know someone who knows this gentleman (the 'Lakes diving community, though large, is quite prolific among the locals, everyone seems to know someone who knows anyone of any notoriety, such as those searching for specific wrecks, or those writing books). I'll have to get a copy and give it a read!
 

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For those who enjoyed "Shipwreck Hunter", Dave Trotter will be one of the speakers at the Twin Cities Shipwreck Scuba Show in scenic Mounds View, MN. More details for the Feb. 23rd show can be found at: www.glsps.org

Maybe see you there, I'll look for Doxas and/or orange hats. :-d
 

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I just finished reading "Deep Descent" by Kevin McMurray. Pretty good read about diving the Andrea Doria. The author is also a diver that has been on several dives of the Andrea Doria, so that made it a little better as he did know what he was talking about. I bought it after I read "Shadow Divers". While it was not as good as Shadow Divers, it was still worth reading. There was some VERY interesting information regarding the early days of technical diving.

I had my copy of "Shipwreck Hunter" ordered off of half.com and I just found out that my order was cancelled for some reason. Oh well, guess I will try again...........o|o|o|
 

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Thanks for the recommendation. Also ordered Dragon Sea by Frank Pope, which got great reviews.
Treasure diving off Viet Nam, deep saturation diving.:-!
 

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I know I took a while to respond to this thread, but for those of you who read "Shadow Divers", I just finished a book called "The Last Dive" by Bernie Chowdhury which ties into the "Shadow Divers" story. It's the true story of Chris and Chrissy Rouse and the events that lead to their fatal dive on the "U-Who" (the U-boat from Shadow Divers). Anyway, if you're looking for another good Dive related read, check it out.
 

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I know I took a while to respond to this thread, but for those of you who read "Shadow Divers", I just finished a book called "The Last Dive" by Bernie Chowdhury which ties into the "Shadow Divers" story. It's the true story of Chris and Chrissy Rouse and the events that lead to their fatal dive on the "U-Who" (the U-boat from Shadow Divers). Anyway, if you're looking for another good Dive related read, check it out.
Todd, I just finished reading this book 2 weeks ago. Fascinating book as well. Bernie does a good job of relating issues of tech diving since he is an experienced diver himself having dove the Andrea Doria several times. It was a good book, but it wasn't edge-of-your-seat reading like shadow divers was for me.

I also Highly Recommend this one. Thanks Todd for bringing it up.|>|>
 
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