This is my first book and the opening volume of the Legends Beneath the Waves series. Conceived while talking to good friends at my favorite bar in the world, it is a different kind of book. I really wanted to focus on the life of the ships before they sunk and to showcase the awesome life that has grown on them since they went to the bottom. Truk Lagoon is all about the contrast of light and dark. Dark moody interior spaces and bright colorful explosions of life on the outside. To tie the history together with the current wrecks I partnered with the Kimiuo Aisek Memorial Museum and was able to photograph all of their amazing artifacts in a studio I set up there. I wanted this to be a book that people could read before they went to a dive a wreck and to learn and get excited about what they would see. I also wanted it to be a book that people who have been there can show their friends and say, “This is what I saw!” Finally I wanted a book that someone who has never been to Chuuk can pick up and feel a sense of the connection to the beauty, drama and history of this amazing place. I want to be able to share with them what I see in my mind when I think of Truk Lagoon. Hope you enjoy it has been an amazing experience writing it! The next two books in the series are already underway so stay tuned!