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Peter Fields – Diving Explorer

The following profile by Strike was first published in August 2005 in his on-line ‘Nekton’ Magazine. ______________________ Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Peter Fields’ early ambitions to be a military aircraft pilot were thwarted when, after taking flying… Read More ›

Keeping Dry

Hailed as a prophetic masterpiece of science-fiction when it was first published in 1869, Jules Verne’s, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”, overlooked the earlier achievements of Augustus Siebe and his diving helmet and standard flexible dress. A diving breakthrough… Read More ›

Trapped

“It’s easy for a diver to be a coward and difficult to be brave because he usually works alone, unseen, uncriticised and unpraised … most of the foes are within himself and the victories unobserved.” On this day in 1972,… Read More ›