Eric Hanauer, a diver for over 40 years, is the author of three books and over 500 articles on the underwater world. He is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Kinesiology Division at California State University, Fullerton. An aquatics specialist, he trained over 2500 scuba students, and introduced the grab start to competitive. Born in Stuttgart, Germany and raised in Chicago, Eric earned a BS in Physical Education at George Williams College, and an MS at UCLA. He resides in San Diego, California.