“My name is Marty Snyderman, and I am a writer.” Like everyone else in the writers’ seminar I was participating in, that is the… Read more »
In the spring of 1975 I had just graduated from the now-defunct NASDS diving instructor college in San Diego, but I had no idea… Read more »
The conditions were perfect. With no moon in sight and a crystal-clear sky, the stars appeared to be exceptionally bright. And the water at… Read more »
Two weeks ago I taught an underwater photography class at a dive center in Las Vegas. As the day wrapped up and I was… Read more »
When it comes to careers in diving, I think I have been as fortunate as anyone who has ever donned a set of mask, fins and snorkel. After all, in a career that has spanned more than 35 years and 10,000-plus dives, I have made my living traveling the globe with my cameras and pen to help tell the story of the world’s oceans. I am not claiming to have seen or done it all, but my “been there, done that” list is getting pretty long. The beauty of diving is that the opportunities are limitless — I still have a long list of places I want to visit and animals I have not yet photographed.
WHAT’S BOTHERING ME: Observations About Destinations I just returned home to California from a trip to Raja Ampat in eastern Indonesia, and, without question, the… Read more »
The water there is as blue as anywhere on earth. The underwater visibility is routinely 150 feet (45 m) or more. In fact, the… Read more »
As a child of the ’50s, I was a big fan of the hallmark TV series Sea Hunt and its indomitable hero, Mike Nelson,… Read more »