Rick was a diver, father, writer and investigator.
He was regarded as the leading authority on wreck diving
in New South Wales, Australia. He has been honoured by
the PADI Australia Award and by Life Membership in the
South Pacific Divers Club. Rick died of cancer in March 1996.
The Australian Historic Shipwreck Legislation (1976), which prohibts the collection of 75 year old shipwreck artifacts, works against the intrests of divers, historians and the community. A review by Rick Latimer, South Pacific Divers. Text as published by Dive Log Australia, April 1996. Photos from Mark Spenser.