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Author: Daniel Lenihan
ISBN13: 978-0060393526
Title: Submerged
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Language: English
Publisher: Regan Books (February 2003)

Submerged by Daniel Lenihan



Submerged is Daniel Lenihan's remarkable story of 25 years as founder and head of the Submerged Cultural Resource Unit (SCRU)-ranging from ancient ruins covered by reservoirs in the desert Southwest to a World War II submarine off the Alaskan coast; from the Isle Royale shipwrecks in the frigid Lake Superior to the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor; from the HL Hunley, the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship, in Charleston Harbor to the ships sunk by atomic bombs at Bikini Atoll, and much more. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart.

Submerged is the memoir of Daniel Lenihan, the de facto founder and longtime leader of the National Park Service’s underwater archaeological program. As recounted by Lenihan, he became part of the nascent Florida cave diving scene while attending graduate school in the 1970s, before finding his home with the National Park Service. Lenihan is an able storyteller, and in Submerged he has written a book that has a little something for everyone. Submerged is an excellent, well-written book that delivers on all levels. Frankly, it’s both stunning and sad Lenihan’s memoir has not received more attention. 2 people found this helpful.

Submerged by Daniel Lenihan is an entertaining book by a National Park Service employee who truly and enthusiastically loved his job - doing recon dives on the underwater treasures owned by the American public. The subtitle of the book - 'Adventures Of America's Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team' - may be somewhat misleading, since Lenihan's adventures are usually tales of the initial dives to evaluate an underwater resource for future recreational divers and archeologists who will follow in his team's wake. That said, Lenihan's tales about the founding and early adventures of SCRU are fun to read and Lenihan's enthusiasm is catching.

Daniel Lenihan, winner of the George Melendez Wright Award for Excellence, has been diving as a park ranger and archeologist for the National Park Service since 1972, and founded the Submerged Cultural Resources Unit (SCRU) in 1976 before being appointed the first chief in 1980. Over the last 25 years, Lenihan and the SCRU team have been the subject of national media stories and many TV documentaries on CBS, ABC, BBC, CNN, PBS, The Discovery and History Channels, and National Geographic

Experience a kaleidoscope of real-life underwater missions, ranging from ancient ruins covered by reservoirs in the desert Southwest to a World War II submarine off the Alaskan coast; from the Isle Royale shipwrecks in the frigid Lake Superior to the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor; from the HL Hunley, the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship, in Charleston Harbor. To the ships sunk by atomic bombs at Bikini Atoll, and much more.

National Park Service Underwater Archeologist Brings to Life the Survey of USS Arizona with 8-Pound ROV. The adventure of the tiny, swimming VideoRay robot inside the sunken USS Arizona battleship is documented in a new book by Daniel Lenihan, entitled Submerged: Adventures of America’s Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team. Among other missions of surveying, mapping, investigating, and protecting the shipwrecks and sites that constitute America’s sunken heritage, Submerged documents missions through the USS Arizona.

Experience a kaleidoscope of real-life underwater missions, ranging from ancient ruins covered by reservoirs in the desert Southwest to a World War II submarine off the Alaskan coast; from the Isle Royale shipwrecks in the frigid Lake Superior to the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor; from the HL Hunley, the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship, in Charleston Harbor. A surreal trip through an old impoundment house submerged in the reservoir of Amistad Dam in Texas is especially haunting. Fast paced, full of amiable characters, the book will appeal to divers, maritime enthusiasts and anyone fond of nautical hijinks and swaggering seafarers.

Reviews: 7
MisterQweene
When Robert Kurson’s Shadow Divers was published, it became hit even outside the dive community with its thrilling tale of death-defying adventure and obsession under the sea. A handful of books have been published since then, each attempting to cash in on the popular interest in divers risking their lives, Mount Everest-style. Most of them failed, mostly because the authors were bad storytellers. However, there was one book published before Kurson’s Shadow Divers that has attracted little attention and is even better than the storied best-seller that launched Richie Kohler’s and John Chatterton’s careers as dive personalities, and the book is Submerged.

Submerged is the memoir of Daniel Lenihan, the de facto founder and longtime leader of the National Park Service’s underwater archaeological program. As recounted by Lenihan, he became part of the nascent Florida cave diving scene while attending graduate school in the 1970s, before finding his home with the National Park Service. Lenihan is an able storyteller, and in Submerged he has written a book that has a little something for everyone. If you want a book written by divers for divers, Lenihan knows his stuff and amply demonstrates it. His description of a cold water free-flow accident at Isle Royale National Park is the best I’ve ever seen. Readers in search of pulse-pounding, hair-raising chills will come away engrossed by his more terrifying experiences, such as when Lenihan recounts recovering a body from a flooded, silt-laden building in a dam reservoir. Shipwreck-lovers have the chance to enjoy the story of a man who dived two wrecks almost no one gets to dive, namely the USS Arizona and the Confederate submarine Hunley. Finally, the book has a solid dose of testosterone-driven, alpha male buddy movie material, with incidents like road-tripping south of the border to Mexican cenote territory in the days before those freshwater caves became a major tourist attraction.

Submerged is an excellent, well-written book that delivers on all levels. Frankly, it’s both stunning and sad Lenihan’s memoir has not received more attention. If you are looking for a dive adventure to read on the plane for your trip to Belize or over the winter when you wish you were in your wetsuit, this is the book for you.
FireWater
Stories from divers to divers . Keeps your attention and on the edge of your seat as you read through. The book itself is very good quality and the pages are easy to read and turn .
Gholbithris
This series of stories about the NPS dive team are excellent! I found it enthralling as a technical diver interested in wrecks and underwater archeology! I highly recommend any serious wreck diver read it!
Galubel
Great book
Not just a divers tail
And divers will feel the realizum, and respect the mission
Sorry Mel
Cheers
Goltizuru
As promised.
Mightdragon
I imagine the hardest thing about writing a memoir is deciding what to put in and what to leave out. This was a little uneven in that regard. (The Mexican matador? Totally irrelevant.) On the other hand, those slip-ups and random commentary really gave you a sense of the author as a person, like a friend telling you his life story. He was surprisingly good at using a fiction writer's tricks to write suspenseful, vivid and emotional scenes. Through his personal story, you learn about the history of American archaeological diving and cave diving and the National Park Service program from the 1970s to the turn of the millennium. More about the adventure of diving than about archaeology. The most compelling aspect was probably the friendships that form when trusting your life to each other.
Vizuru
very interesting reading about underwater archeology and treasure hunting & the intrigue behind it all I could not put this bok down.
Exactly as described.