After qualifying as a sport diver, the author completed almost 3,700 dives around the world and has written many articles for diving magazines, being awarded 'The Golden Writer of the Year' by Subaqua Scene's members. He has written a number of books including The Diver's Comprehensive Guide to the Farne and Holy Island; The Comprehensive Guide to Shipwrecks of the North East Coast, vols. I & II; The Comprehensive Guide to Shipwrecks of the East Coast, vols. I & II and Silent Warriors, vol. II.