Mark used to live in Jersey and spent a fair bit of time locally training Tech divers including me!
The book is a great read and easy to get immersed in…
Ocean Gladiator is a collection of scuba adventure stories from
Mark Ellyatt. Mark has been a full time diving instructor working
all over the world since 1994. Since his earliest fin strokes drama
has lurked around every corner – being lost at sea during open
water training and then getting the bends on his 4th dive ever –
the antics never stopped. Deciding to join the seemingly elite
world of the professional diving instructor after a colourful 5 year
spell as a used car salesman in London, Mark began a journey
that would take him into caves in Florida and down to see amazing
reefs and sea-life spanning the Caribbean to Australia.
Almost immediately after graduating from instructor school Mark
embraced a new form of highly technical scuba diving that though
still in an embryonic state would inspire him to eventually push
deeper underwater than anyone had ventured before. With the
accolades sometimes came the injuries and Mark details both
aspects with his ubiquitously British dry sense of humour.
Ocean Gladiator is a must read for any aspiring diver or traveller
with a taste for adventure. Dive in and enjoy…