Altough various general dive guides have been written for several areas of England, no-one has, as yet, produced a high quality book focasusing on the greatest shipwrecks lying around England's shores. Dive England's Greatest Wrecks focuses in detail on twelve of England's most famous wrecks, with a separate chapter dedicated to each. Every chapter will feature the following- Information on the life and history of each ship, its construction and the highlights of its career. A cutaway sketch showing the depths to th highest and deepest parts of each wreck. A specially commissioned painting of each wreck as it lies on the seabed today by renowned marine artist Rob Ward. Illustrations where appropriate using archive material and underwater photgraphs. An Essential Information panel which provides a summary of important details for divers, including depths, currents, visibility, launching, local conditions and the nearest compression facility.
Rod Macdonald is a lawyer and is the author of the bestselling Mainstream titles Dive Scapa Flow, now in its third edition, and Dive Scotland's Greatest Wrecks, now in its second edition. He specialised in wreck diving publications. He lives in Stonehaven with his wife and two daughters.