paul j mila - dangerous waters



1. Dangerous Waters

2. Whales' Angels

3. Fireworks

4. Near Miss

5. Killer in Paradise

6. Fugitive In Paradise


Larry Loggerhead Travels to the Sea Turtle Hospital

Gracie Green Turtle
Finds Her Beach

Harry Hawksbill
Helps His Friends


Bubbles Up

Basic Underwater Photography


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Paul Mila Author & Underwater Photographer
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Paul Mila - Author


Basic Underwater Photography
Basic Underwater Photography: Basic Underwater Photography  is designed for both new underwater photographers and experienced divers who are disappointed when the photos of the beautiful eagle rays and barracudas they saw while diving appear small and unimpressive; colorful sponges and corals look drab and featureless, and their fish photos are blued-out or are just  blurry, grainy tails.

The manual is easy to read, packed with information, and uses the author's own photos to illustrate basic techniques. Mila’s message throughout this manual:  Do not despair! And do not feel you must spend mega-bucks to achieve good results! His philosophy is that even divers with only a basic knowledge of photography, but who practice and apply the simple techniques illustrated, can take good underwater photographs using their camera’s automatic settings.  

About the Author

Paul J. Mila traded in his corporate suit for a wetsuit, and now devotes his time to writing, scuba diving around the world, underwater photography, and speaking to groups about ocean conservation.  He has enjoyed the opportunity to photograph and dive with Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas, humpback whales in the Dominican Republic and the South Pacific Tonga Islands, diverse sea life in the Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Bonaire, Hawaii, Antigua, and in his home waters off Long Island, NY. 

 Paul’s underwater pictures have been featured in magazines and on web sites related to scuba diving.

Following the advice of writers who said to write about what you know and like, he has incorporated the ocean and diving as the core of his writing.  FIREWORKS is his third novel. Diving in the same waters as the characters in his books has enabled him to write with realism, and to describe for non-diving readers the beauty and wonder of exploring our undersea world.

He and his family reside in Carle Place, New York, a small town on Long Island. 
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