Waterman graduated from Dartmouth in 1946, where he
studied with Robert Frost and earned a B.A. in English. He
has maintained an appreciation of language and literature
throughout his life.
Waterman's first book, Sea Salt, was published in 2005 and
is in its second printing. Mr. Waterman continues to dive,
film, lecture, and hosts dive tours.
is married and is the father of two sons and a daughter,
each of whom has acquired a special love of the sea from
him. He and his oldest son, Gordy, a successful cameraman
in his own right, won the first father and son Emmy for
their work together in the "National Geographic Explorer"
production, Dancing With Stingrays. Mr. Waterman maintains
residences in New Jersey and Maine.