Having read "Shadow Divers," I was expecting another gripping read in "Pirate Hunters." Unfortunately, this book is nothing like "Shadow Divers." It relies far more on the fame of the two protagonists than it does on an interesting story line. In fact, the reality is, there is no story line! The book meanders between the protagonists' backstory and information on pirate ships and other treasure hunters.
When Margaret McKenney, an Oregon-based scuba instructor, asked if I wanted to help out with a scuba diving party, I have to admit I was perplexed. Margaret is a force of nature and a well-known and well-liked member of our somewhat obsessed scuba community. Surely she didn’t need my help?
On a quest to find out whether or not Crater Lake was still "diveable" (I'd heard otherwise though no one was 100% sure), I reached out to the National Park Service. Sadly, when they replied, I had my confirmation. For the moment, scuba diving is not allowed at Crater Lake. Here's the message I received.