Wolfgang was always fascinated about photography but what really developed into what may truly be called an obsession during the last few years, when Wolfgang was beginning to be regarded by others a “senior” citizen, was combining photography with two other lifelong passions: free-diving and sharks. There are not many people over 70 who feel at their best when they free-dive with sharks. As the French say: Chacun a son gout… Read more on Oceanic Dreams and this article in the X-Ray Magazine


Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch has written a fantastic, long over-due book about Samuel “Doc” Gruber. Jeremy’s excellent writing skills stood him in good stead; thus, this is not just a dry account of “Doc’s” scientific achievements but also a very personal and most captivating story of his life.

If you are a fan of “Doc”, as I am, this book will enable you get to really know, and love, the “Doc” as a remarkably humble human being, driven by boundless curiosity and deep passion, rather than by mere professional ambition.

I read the book in two days, as I was not able to put it down, except when I had to get some sleep.

As can be expected, there are passages in the book that deal exhaustively with “Doc’s” Lab and his scientific work which was kind of heavy duty for a dilettante like me; however, they are are bound to be appreciated and savored especially by fellow researchers