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Submerged: Adventures of America's Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team Paperback – October 22, 2003
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"A sharp, engaging writer, Lenihan describes the terrifying aspects of his work with a good dose of black humor." —Publishers Weekly
"An edge-of-your-seat story that succinctly illustrates the danger of wreck exploration." —The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
"Every water-oriented reader will be enthralled by Lenihan's underwater world." —Maine Harbor
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Top Customer Reviews
I am planning to give the book as a graduation gift to my nephew as I think he will enjoy, as I did, the stories about the joys and mortal perils of cave-diving in Florida, mapping wrecks in the Great Lakes in body-chilling 34-degree water, and close encounters with the slow moving - - but potentially deadly - - lion fish in Micronesia.
I also enjoyed chapters that show the author's awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of age in a young person's sport. I haven't gone diving in the English Channel - - 170 feet deep - - to explore a confederate wreck (the Alabama, which sank off Cherbourg, France, in 1864), but I could identify with the author when he realizes that his eyesight isn't, umm, quite as good as it used to be:
"As the dive progressed, however, I found myself coming face to face with my own aging process. At depth, I usually enjoyed the advantage that experience grants older divers. I could feel smug as I watched younger and stronger men make those myriad little judgment mistakes to which I am not as prone - having already made most of them myself during a quarter century of mucking about in deep water. Depth was, in a sense, the great equalizer. Then, without breaking our pace over the bottom, I reflexively reached for my gauge console and brought it to my face for a routine check of elapsed time and remaining air pressure. I couldn't read it.Read more ›
Lenihan describes his own introduction to cave diving as one of the pioneers who developed and advanced the state of the art when the sport was young and so many died in their often ill-conceived pursuits that the government considered closing off the Florida cave systems. Like most divers, young Lenihan was intrigued by finding and recovering artifacts but, unlike most, he quickly discovered that removing them meant destroying perhaps their most intrinsic value, that of learning from the past, the setting where they were found, the condition they and their surroundings were in. In the early 1970s he studied anthropology at the University of Florida, then joined the National Park Service as a "Park Ranger/Archeologist.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is ok. I got bored of the authors ranting about treasure hunters and wandering off topic for pages expressing his negative views of treasure hunters (Whom are responsible for... Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Schuerman
Stories from divers to divers . Keeps your attention and on the edge of your seat as you read through. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tammy K
Very cool book.Lot of history used to "backstory the expedtion.Very readablePublished 10 months ago by The Pirate
Not just a divers tail
And divers will feel the realizum, and respect the mission
Great book and a good look at the folks who do that kind of work.Published 21 months ago by Jerry L. Livingston
Daniel Leniham recounts the history of the US Park Service's Elite diving unit's inception, travels, conservation projects, and historical finds during his 25+ years as it's... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Devildocdon