In 2020, I spent half a year living in Puerto Galera, the Philippines, during the global lockdown, as I trained to become a Divemaster.
During this time I improved my scuba knowledge and experience, dived around some beautiful sites and met some incredible individuals.
One such character whom I encountered was a scuba diving legend Gary Kulisek, who had endless stories to tell from a lifetime spent diving to a beyond and above level!
Below, is a list Gary’s favourite diving books and movies of all time:
Gary says: “This is the story of diving the Andrea Doria, which many consider to be the Mount Everest of diving”.
Gary says: “From the same author of Deep Descent, except this time it’s about diving the Empress of Ireland. The book also goes into a lot of detail about wreck diving; the people it attracts and the lifestyle it entails”.
Gary says: “A particularly good book. It is tragic in a way but gives a glimpse into the addictive nature of diving. A lot of the questions you asked me, are talked about in this book and discussed in even greater detail”.
Gary says: “I think that everybody who dives should watch this as it’s all about the scuba lifestyle. Big Blue is my number 1 recommendation”.
Gary says: ” This is kinda a science fiction diving movie. It’s functionally inaccurate, hypothetically and theoretically accurate and there’s not much misinformation”.
Gary says: “Highly implausible, highly improbable, highly stupid. but incredibly amusing”.
Gary says: “Too many mistakes and too many inaccuracies but a good flick all the same”.
Gary says: “Commercial diving in the united states navy – accurate to a fault, albeit not the kind of diving people normally do these days, being brass helmets and all”.