New Release: Underwater Encounters – What You Should Know about Sharks

Originally published as The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sharks (Alpha/Penguin) in 2003, this new text includes updated information, all presented in non-scientific terminology, including new shark species as well as up close and personal shark encounters experienced by the author as well as her dive buddies and others.

One of the early recreational divers to venture into a shark cage, Mary Peachin has expanded on many personal up-close underwater encounters with dozens of shark species to include all-encompassing, non-scientific information about sharks.


Author: Mary L. Peachin

ISBN: 978-0-9911981-2-2

Category: Nature, Animals, Fish

Price: $7.95

Author Biography: Mary L. Peachin is a freelance adventure travel writer, photographer, author, and lecturer. She has published and edited Peachin & Peachin Leaders in World Adventure ( since October 1996. Alpha/Penguin published her first book, The Complete Idiots Guide to Sharks, in 2003. University Press Florida published Scuba Caribbean in late 2008 and Fishing the Caribbean in collaboration with Doug Olander (Editor-In-Chief of Sport Fishing Magazine) in 2010. Mary is also a contributing author to Barron’s World Travel Atlas and Karen Brown’s Northwest Guide.

Her professional memberships include the Society of American Travel Writers, Travel Media Association of Canada, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, American Society of Media Photographers, and Outdoor Writers of America. Her photography is represented worldwide by Lonely Planet Images.

Some of Mary’s contributions include Sport Fishing Magazine, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Destination Fish, A Guide to Fishing the Globe, Robb Report, Hawk Air Northern Routes, Traveling Sportsman, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, Tucson Lifestyle, Arizona Daily Star, Arizona Alumni, San Antonio Magazine, $1,000,000aire Blueprints, and others.

Mary has received multiple awards from The Society of American Travel Writers Western, the Outdoor Writers of America, and Rocky Mountain Association of Photographers and Writers.

Available at:

Amazon              Nook           GooglePlay

Kobo         Samsung       All Romance/OmniLit

 Apple/iBookstore      e-Sentral        Gardners

Baker & Taylor     OverDrive




This was a fascinating book to read – I learned so much about sharks! I highly recommend reading this book!

By Kristin B

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