The Curse of Durgan's Reef Author:Bruce Conn Ben and Martie Marshall did not intend to be heroes when they rescued vacationing honeymooners from a capsized boat on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. But when a group of divers radios for help during a storm, the Coastal Patrol calls on the American teenagers to help with another daring rescue. Upon hearing of the ill-fated diving trip, som... more »e locals say it's the result of a deadly curse that has plagued Durgan's Reef for years.
But the Marshalls prefer a natural explanation over a supernatural folk tale. With their new friends, including the coastal patrolmen, an eccentric librarian, a renowned marine biology professor, and a handsome Aussie teen, the Marshalls set out to solve the mystery. Before it's over, they must rely on their courage, their wits, and their faith in God to win their fight for survival against unforeseen dangers.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of Australia's rugged coast, and the breathtaking beauty of the world's largest coral reef system, The Curse of Durgan's Reef paints a vivid portrait of heart-pounding adventure and life-or-death struggles amid the island continent's magnificent natural wonders.« less
Great young adult Christian fiction. Would be a good read for any student considering studying marine biology.
2 teenage "yanks" are in Australia with their family while their dad is at work on a business project. Since they are home-schooled due to following dad around the world, they are free to explore the local environs. Due to their skill at scuba diving, the local police call on them to help with a rescue when their own scuba team is away at a training exercise. The search and rescue escapade starts them on an adventure to discover the truth behind the curse that supposedly has caused so many tragedies on Durgan's Reef.
I met the author while on the PBS cruise in FEB 2012.