A memoir by Richard Thomas Bennett. A novel by the author of Deep Quest – The Entry and The Sunken Treasure of Poverty Island. (Bennett is a regular presenter at SCHRC’s Second Saturdays speakers’ series.)

Island of Bones is the compelling true story of a remarkable life that takes you from soul searching moments to heart pounding flashes of pure adrenaline as seamlessly as can only happen in real life. From the streets of Milwaukee to hostile vessels in Cuban waters and island life in the Caymans, these extraordinary tales are fluently woven together by a master storyteller and come as close as any book can to putting the reader in the center of it all. If you love Shadow Divers of Ship of Gold, this book is for you.

Richard Bennett has spent more than 5,700 hours of his working career beneath the waves in a self-designed underwater habitat, self-designed submarines and even conducting and underwater radio broadcast. His career has entailed both commercial and sport diving, including the raising of a 105 foot brigantine shipwreck. For more than 60 years Richard has sought adventure and below our oceans and inland seas.