Rod's diving career started a very long time ago in the early 1980's - before even Wham were popular. Within a few years he had developed a particular interest in shipwrecks which was to take him all over the world from Scapa Flow to Truk Lagoon to the South China Seas.
The paucity of information for divers about the scuttled German WW I High Seas Fleet wrecks lying at the bottom of Scapa Flow led to the publication of his first book, Dive Scapa Flow in 1990. This book has been updated and expanded over the years as the wrecks decay and fall apart and is now in its 4th edition.
Rod has written for most dive magazines and has been involved in several TV productions such as Timewatch:The Death of the Battleship and Equinox: Lethal Seas.
He is a keen sailor and crewman and lives in Stonehaven, a small historic fishing town just to the south of Aberdeen where is a crewman on the local MRI Stonehaven Lifeboat.