Here's a link to an interview with Leonard Lopate on WNYC. I did my best to convince him to give diving a try.
Nowhere in the world can you get closer to wildlife than you can in the ocean. A Year Underwater takes you there, within inches of squadrons of squid, seven-foot sharks, 20-pound lobsters, and myriad creatures living in minuscule worlds almost too small to see.
Between New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve of 2015, I dove up and down the East Coast of North America, through winter storms and summer heat waves. A Year Underwater is my record of that year: of creatures mating, spawning, hiding and making meals of one another, all within a stone’s throw of the beach. This is a book for anyone who loves the feel of the ocean, or who’s ever looked at it and wondered what was happening beneath the surface.
If you're a book store and want to carry A Year Underwater, send a message here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvard Book Store, Cambridge
The Bookstore of Gloucester 61 Main Street, Gloucester
Undersea Divers, Danvers
Northeast Scuba, Chelmsford
United Divers, Somerville
Seacoast Science Center, Rye
Divers Den, Manchester
Aqua Diving Academy, Portland
Seaview Scuba, Quaker Hill
Divers Two, Avon-by-the-Sea
Sundial Books, Chincoteague
Force-E Scuba CentersBoca Raton, West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach
COJO Diving, Lincoln NB
The book is also available on-line, both print and e-versions, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the iStore, etc.
December 19, 2017 Cataret County News Observer, "A Wild Ride Under The Waves"
October 30, 2017 Bangor Daily News, "A Year Underwater"
September 12, 2017 SECONN Divers -- A Year Underwater
August 27, 2017 Portsmouth Sunday Herald, Diver Takes Readers Beneath The Water
August 31, 2017 NAUI's podcast
August 14, 2017 Leonard Lopate WNYC -- A Year Underwater https://player.fm/series/the-leonard-lopate-show/a-year-spent-diving-from-st-lawrence-to-west-palm-beach
March 2017 Boston Sea Rovers -- Night Diving in New England
May 26, 2017 Henry Parker Presents -- A Year Underwater
June 9, 2017 Finatics Dive Club -- Six Dives to Make This Summer
June 25, 2017 Good Morning Gloucester -- A Year Underwater
June 29, 2017 Somerville Scout, A Year Underwater
July 27, 2017 Undersea Divers Photo Society -- How to Get Interesting Shots When You're Only Seeing Ordinary Stuff
I give talks on marine life and diving at dive shows across the country, as well as at such colleges and universities as Harvard, MIT and Wellesley. If you'd like to set up a presentation for your organization, use the Contact button below.
You can't be a good guy if you're afraid to get dirty!
I've written three books, the newest being A Year Underwater. My writing and photography have also appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide, including such magazines as Audubon, Wired and National Geographic Adventure. I write mainly about the ocean, which I've been looking at it and wondering what was happening underneath the surface for as long as I can remember. My specialty is writing about and photographing creatures that live within steps of the shoreline. There's nothing I love as much as spending time on, under, or near the water with family and friends, and I hope to keep doing so well into my hundreds. I currently live in Somerville, MA with my stunning wife Daisy, our incredible son Zeke, and our singing dog Romi.