Paul J. Mila has a passion for writing, scuba diving around the world, underwater photography, and speaking to groups about ocean conservation. Before taking a dive into the world of sea turtles and moray eels, Paul was a business writer, so he carried his expertise in writing over to his newfound love of scuba-diving and underwater photography.
To capture such stunning photos of wildlife, Mila has traveled all over to really get a sense of how these animals live. It is through his careful research, dedication, and passion, that Paul is able to write with such vividness and realism. Paul has visited the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, the South Pacific Tonga Islands, Cozumel, Bonaire, Curacao, Hawaii, and Antigua. It is through his traveling that Paul has gotten to experience amazing things like free-diving with humpback whales, diving with Caribbean reef sharks, and watching a live-hatching of baby turtles.
Paul has been featured in magazines, scuba diving websites, and the Mind, Body, Spirit Festival in Australia, and by National Geographic Television. Paul has written a myriad of books including five novels from the Manetta Mystery Series: “Dangerous Waters”, “Whales’ Angels,” “Fireworks,” “Near Miss” and “Killer In Paradise”; two non-fiction books: “BUBBLES UP!” (coauthored with Judith Hemenway), and “Basic Underwater Photography”; and two children’s’ books titled “Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends” and his newest “Gracie Green Turtle Finds Her Beach.”