Treasure Islands: True Tales of a Shipwreck Hunter is a thrilling memoir.
Alec Crawford recalls some of his most memorable dives from his time as a deep-water salvager, exploring shipwrecks off the coast.
One particularly interesting exploration is that of the White Star liner Oceanic, which was the largest ship in the world at the time of its launch.
The good humour throughout makes it entertaining and light, and Crawford’s exceptional modesty is admirable.
Treasure Islands: True Tales of a Shipwreck Hunter, by Alec Crawford, published by Birlinn, £12.99.