Deep-wreck divers are cut from a different cloth than the rest of us. They spend their days hundreds of feet underwater, in near-zero visibility, navigating by touch alone, knowing that if they die, their bodies will never be found.
This book tells the true story of two “weekend warrior” divers, John Chatterton and Robert Kohler, who in 1991 found an unidentified U-boat on the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey.
This discovery touched off a fascinating “average-guy adventure” for Chatterton and Kohler, who went to extraordinary lengths to discover where the submarine came from, who its crew was, and what ultimately caused its demise.
The cast of characters you meet along the way are memorable, the dramatic tension never lets up, and the ending is rewarding and satisfying. If you like literary adventures, you can’t go wrong with Shadow Divers.