Author(s): Daniel & Denise Berg
DESCRIPTION: Besides their love of scuba diving, the authors of this book, Daniel and Denise Berg, have a real and genuine interest in the history of shipwrecks. As such, much care was taken in the preparation of this book. They have traveled extensively in search of great wreck diving adventures, and have spent countless hours researching each site in order to compile this text. Their enthusiam will be shared by those who read this book. Tropical Shipwrecks contains a wealth of information about the aquatic life, currents, bottom composition, depth, visibility, history, and present condition of 135 shipwrecks spread over 35 tropical islands. For those planning dive trips to the Bahamas, Barbados, the Bay Islands, Belize, the British Leeward Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the British Windward Islands, the Cayman Islands, the French West Indies, Jamaica, Mexico, the Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, will find this an informative and useful guide to sites and conditions.
Thus text includes 127 illustrations comprised of color photographs, black and white historical photographs, maps, and drawings- which when combined with the informative text paint a complete picture of each wreck site. Many of these rare photographs have never before been published. This is an excellent source of ideas for diving destinations when considering a trip to a tropical location. Divers, snorkelers, marine historians, armchair sailors or anyone with a general interest in history, diving, or the sea will surely find this book informative, fascinating, and the perfect addition to their library.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S): Dan Berg is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Master Scuba Diver Trainer. He is a specialty instructor in Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery, Underwater Hunting, Deep Diving, Dry Suit Diving, U/W Metal Detecting, U/W Archeology, and has written and teaches his own nationally approved Distinctive Specialty courses in Shipwreck Research, Shipwreck Sketching, and U/W Cinematography. Dan also holds certifications in Rescue and Environmental Marine Ecology. Dan is the author of numerous books and articles related to diving, and is the co-producer of the Wreck Valley Video series. In addition, his award-winning underwater cinematography has been used on a variety of television and cable television shows as well in operating development of other diving instruction books.
Denise Berg is a certified diver who has had her articles published in Skin Diver Magazine, Shipwrecks, and Nautical Brass.