Top critical review
Not the best diving lifestyle book by far.
on 9 April 2014
I thought this was going to be similar to 'Lost wife, found barracuda' which is an excellent read, full of humorous anecdotes by a diving instructor who gave up a mundane existence for life in the sun. I was wrong & disappointed. The author seems to have a bad attitude & little respect for everyone he's taught & everywhere he's been, including the islands he so desperately wished to escape to. His hedonistic life spent in a drunken stupor while diving with students goes against all safe diving practices. Still only 3/4's way through it & there are so many grammatical errors - not the authors fault. Hope Eric has matured a bit since settling down & having children of his own who hopefully will not come across an instructor as discourteous to others as their own father. He's had a great opportunity in life, had some fantastic adventures and this book could have been so much more if it had been written without the trash talk.