Ron Coley’s fascinating book, The Fountains of Saint Mark may be the best book of the year for anyone interested in underwater archaeology, history, natural history, underwater photography … have I left any thing out? The beautiful underwater photographs and the compelling story of the San Marcos cultural and scientific attraction is worth a read for professionals and the general public alike. Before delving into this jewel, I admit I was perplexed by the title which became apparent early in the book. The writing about a complex ecosystem and the history surrounding it was lucid and easy to understand and magnetic enough to put San Marcos and the springs in my travel plans. Although I have photographed under water many places in the world, nothing I have seen or done compares to the logistical difficulties facing Coley as he presents this wonderful natural asset to the world above.
– Bill Wright