Steven Becker

Archives

Hi Guys, The big news is that Wood’s Revenge, the seventh book in the Mac Travis Adventure Series will be released in a few weeks. The manuscript is with my editor now and I’ll give a firm release date when I get it back. As usual, the book will be discounted for the first few days of release, so keep your eyes open. Here’s a little teaser – my map of locations…. Read More

The origin of the name of the dolphinfish is unknown, but there are several speculations about it, These include the fact that they swim with dolphins frequently, as well as jump out of the water when chasing their prey in imitation of the mammal. There are two species of dolphinfish: the common dolphinfish and the pompano dolphin. Both species can be found in the same habitat and, even though the pompano dolphin… Read More

The Steven Becker Starter Library This is an amazing opportunity to download three books to your Kindle from three of my series. Wood’s Reef It’s easy to become invisible in the Florida Keys. Mac Travis was doing his best to keep a low profile: diving, fishing, and enough salvage work to pay his bills. It’s a good life until he discovers something while spearfishing that could change the pristine Keys forever. Pirate… Read More

Bonefish have been given their name due to the numerous, tiny bones that are contained within their bodies. As a result of these, they are very difficult to eat and are caught mainly for sport. Bonefishing (as the pastime is called) is a catch-and-release sport popular in Florida and the Bahamas. Those that engage in it enjoy the skill required to lure this cautious creature in, and the fight that it puts… Read More

In September 2016, Hurricane Matthew left a path of destruction through many countries, including Cuba, Haiti and the United States. What began as a tropical wave off the coast of Africa, quickly escalated into the first Category Five hurricane in nine years.  It is believed that Matthew caused the deaths of over 1000 people, the majority of these from Haiti, as well as an unbelievably high amount of structural damage. This is… Read More

Ships have been sinking since man started sailing them around the world and, as divers are realising daily, there is still a vast amount of treasure lying undiscovered on the ocean floor. Fortunes have been found in gold, jewellery, antique weapons, art and lots of other rare items. Two ships are still being salvaged that prove that other forms of wealth are just as important to our history as these material things…. Read More

The West Indian Manatee resides in and around Florida during the colder months of the year. Manatees are mammals and tend to be very seal-like in appearance. They normally have a greyish-brown colour, with thick wrinkled skin, and stiff whiskers on their upper lip. Most manatees have algae growing on their skin, which provides them with protection against the sun. Their flat tails are used as propellers as they move through shallow… Read More

Shi Cheng also known as the Lion City, named in honour of the surrounding Lion Mountains, was once a centre of politics and economics in the eastern province of Zhejiang. In 1959, the Chinese government undertook a project to build a hydroelectric power station in the area. 290,000 people were relocated and 1300 villages plus 2 ancient cities flooded, by building a dam and slowly filling it with water. This manmade waterbody… Read More

The depths of the seas are phenomenally different from life on land, both in atmosphere and life forms. Being unable to breathe under water, however, means that most of us will never get a chance to spend a night surrounded by beautiful sea creatures. These 5 underwater hotels have found ways of making it possible and individuals are now able to spend the night creating waves in their dreams: Jules Undersea Lodge… Read More

Throughout history there have been an unbelievable number of statues of Jesus Christ erected all over the world. Worshippers feel encouraged by seeing the son of God depicted in stone, marble, and various metals. The original Christ of the Abyss statue is a bit different from many of the others viewed in and around the world’s holy places, and was made with this intention. Sculpted from bronze, it can be found immersed… Read More