Peter with his mentor, Teddy Tucker, a walking encyclopedia and one of the great autodidacts in the history of science – a self taught expert on ships, coins, nautical history, underwater archaeology, painting and glassware.
Teddy in his natural element – studying and identifying historic shipwrecks. – was the inspiration for The Deep. Peter’s fictional character Romer Treece is Teddy Tucker.
Peter exploring part of Bermuda’s stormy history – part of a sunken 16th Century shipwreck.
The Vixen - one of more than 100 shipwrecks that Teddy Tucker has found – victims of Bermuda's vexing coral labyrinths
Peter on his first diving trip in 1970 to Bermuda when the national Geographic sent him down to tell the story of Bermuda by the shipwrecks around it.
Wendy Benchley on board with captain Teddy – onboard Tucker’s boat, Miss Wendy, which was named after his daughter of the same name
Peter and Wendy together exploring an historic shipwreck that Teddy has led them to