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John Chatterton
Renowned Wreck Diver: The Shadow Diver

 Below are some of his wreck diving and life accomplishments:
  • He was co-host of 57 episodes of the History Channel’s Deep Sea Detectives television series,
  • Chatterton worked as a consultant to 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and CBS,
  • For 20 years he was a commercial diver in and around New York City,
  • On September 11, 2001 he was working underwater near the World Financial Center, across the street from the Tower #1.
  • In 1994 he led the first technical diving expedition on the RMS Lusitania,
  • Was the first diver to use a rebreather to explore the HMHS Britannic,
  • Was the only American seeking the holocaust shipwreck Struma in the Black Sea,
  • Made over 160 dives on the SS Andrea Doria,
  • Chatterton’s dives on Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor were part of a NOVA broadcast,
  • Worked as a consultant to 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and CBS,
  • Is on the board of directors of Nanologix Inc. in Ohio,
  • Was a combat medic in Vietnam with the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 23rd Infantry Division.
John Chatterton currently lives in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL area.

Photo: Tom Briggle (from left) John Chatterton and Linda Briggle at a recent reception in Pompano, FL sponsored by UK Sport Diver magazine and South Florida Diving Headquarters. His pleasing personality and enthusiasm for diving added to the thrill of meeting such a legend.

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