from Reviewers and Others:
"An impressive work."
-- The Chicago Tribune
"...This is a revised and updated edition of the classic book first published
in 2001.... Cris Kohl has always been known for his award winning photography and this book will not let you down!... The Great Lakes Diving Guide, 2nd edition, is the definitive choice
for divers, boat captains, history buffs, and onyone that wants to know more about America's Great Lakes maritime heritage
and rich history...."
-- Wreck Diving Magazine
keeps this scholarly presentation from being pedantic is the warmth from a love of diving and documenting Great Lakes sites
that is shared by Kohl and his wife, fellow author Joan Forsberg...."
-- MidWest Dive News
"The Great Lakes have some fantastic diving, and Cris Kohl would know. He's been
diving here for most of his life. His passion for shipwrecks and the stories behind them have inspired him to write The Great Lakes Diving Guide.... I don't think anybody who would
be coming to dive the Great Lakes could go wrong having this [book] as part of their dive kit."
-- Richie Kohler, co-subject
of the bestselling book, Shadow Divers, co-host of the "Deep
Sea Detectives" television series, and co-producer of Dive Portal
DVD Magazine; taken from his interview with Cris Kohl on Dive
Portal DVD Magazine, Issue 2
"...The Great Lakes Diving Guide... is excellent! And I am sure that I will be referring to
it many times in the future. It is indeed a 'clearinghouse' for Great Lakes wrecks and other info. I like the way it's set
up as an easy reference guide...."
Boyd, "Wreck Facts" columnist, formerly with Skin Diver
Magazine,now with Sport Diver Magazine.
"...terrific book -- wow! you sure did your homework!"
Chuck and Jeri Feltner, Great Lakes Historians
"...Advice and observations from Kohl are sprinkled throughout the narration,
taking this book beyond mere facts and figures by adding a welcome personal touch...."
-- Roger LeLievre, Great Laker Magazine
"I'm impressed with the quality of your work."
--Ken Merryman, Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
"I have to say congratulations. I am impressed with the book. It is absolutely awesome!"
Peter Schneider, scuba diver, Switzerland
"Though it may not be well-known, America's Great Lakes boast a maritime heritage
as strong as that of either coast. Even fewer people may know that these mighty inland seas also are home to the world's best-preserved
"The often epic tales
of the lakes' 5,000-plus shipwrecks --- from 19th-century schooners to 20th-century freighters like the Edmund Fitzgerald --- remain a vivid part of the fabric of local life. They are also treasured
by a thriving, enthusiastic Midwestern dive community.
"Although recreational divers cannot dive on the Fitz, the Great Lakes are littered with diveable wrecks and other interesting sites. Author, diver, and past
Sport Diver contributor Cris Kohl highlights [hundreds]
of these in The Great lakes Diving Guide, the first extensive
guidebook ever created for the unique region..."
-- Sport Diver Magazine
"Wow! Your book looks fabulous!... [It] looks like an unimaginable amount of
effort went into it."
-- Susan Long-Holland,
Vice President, DUI (Diving Unlimited International, San Diego, CA)
illustrated... Kohl believes the Great Lakes offer some of the most challenging and interesting diving in the world and sets
out to prove it once again with this detailed and interesting guide. If you are a certified scuba diver who would like to
discover new adventures in Great Lakes maritime history...this book will open up a new underwater frontier."
Seas (the journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society, reviewed by Nancy Schneider)
"Keep writing those great books!"
-- Bernie Chowdhury, author of The
Last Dive, co-publisher of IMMERSED Magazine