Legends of Diving Articles


Ellsworth Boyd
Shipwreck Researcher, Author

Ellsworth Boyd out for
a dive on the reefs and
wrecks off Nevis with
Captain Ellis Chaderton

Ellsworth Boyd has been writing his Wreck Facts column for 27 years, informing, researching and updating divers on shipwreck discoveries and issues throughout the world. His column first appeared in Skin Diver Magazine and later in Underwater USA, Clive Cussler's NUMA News, Sport Diver Magazine, and now Northeast and Northwest Dive News.

Ellsworth, a native Marylander, learned to dive when he was a lifeguard in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He became hooked on shipwrecks after exploring historic vessels sunk off Florida and the Bahamas. His research on shipwrecks
Ellsworth Boyd and
Anne Baxter explore
a wreck in the Bahamas.
and other diving subjects led to hundreds of articles that have appeared in major dive publications in the U.S. Canada, England, Italy and Germany.

"I've received thousands of inquiries throughout the years," Ellsworth says, "from divers in the U.S. and many foreign countries. My column led me to search for treasure with the late Mel Fisher, write a feature on the discovery of the Titanic, and become friends with Clive Cussler, who's a fan of Wreck Facts."

Ellsworth has been a featured speaker at dive symposiums throughout the U.S. and is Professor Emeritus, College of Education, Towson University, Towson, Maryland. He resides in White Hall, Maryland, with his wife Cathy and daughters Alison and Emily.

(ILD wishes to thank Ells Boyd)

Ellsworth Boyd takes
notes after discovering
a shipwreck. Photo credit:
Steve Waterman

Ellsworth Boyd takes
notes to help organize
thoughts and subject
matter later on.

Ellsworth Boyd dives
with the U.S. Navy
Underwater Photo Team,
Andros Island, Bahamas.

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