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A Dolphin’s Dream

A Dolphin's Dream

A Dolphin’s Dream

Carlos Eyles’ new novel is now available on Kindle through Amazon

Spiritually bankrupt Michael Compton on his way to Australia from the United States gets sidetracked to a remote Fijian island, where, through a strange set of circumstances, he finds himself on an isolated beach under the care of a wise and charismatic fisherman who begins to guide him back to his true self.  As he learns about the ocean and how to hunt in it he begins to understand just how incomplete his knowledge of reality and himself has become.  His involvement in the sea and in the Fijian perspective of nature draws him deeper and deeper into the fabric of another way of being. Along the way he falls in love with a woman of profound mystical ocean powers, becomes a astonishing spear fisherman, and makes an extraordinary discovery about the nature of reality and his role within it.

A Dolphin’s Dream is the tenth book delivered by Carlos Eyles who resides in Hawaii on the Big Island.

“No one writes about the ocean wilderness like Carlos Eyles, his books are legendary chronicles of a disappearing world and man’s relationship with it. This one has it all and more, an astounding work, his very best!”

- Cindi Baker

Carlos was born and raised on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands. In addition to authoring ten books he is also an award winning underwater photographer. As time permits he also teaches the discipline of free diving.

The Blue Edge

In this near mystical journey, the author returns to the once bountiful Sea of Cortez he explored as a free diver over thirty years ago. Finding it lacking, he continues on to a distant archipelago, one rumored to hold great fish and sharks by the thousands, soaring manta rays, and breaching whales. Here on the ocean’s edge, he takes the reader on breath-hold dives into an extremely dangerous yet magical realm.

Carlos Eyles became deeply connected to the ocean world as a child growing up on the beaches of Hawaii. His life, as first a free diving big game spearfisherman and now as an underwater photographer, has covered much of the planet’s oceans and seas; a lifetime journey, which has also paralleled the decline of the ocean’s great wealth. He has written eight books and countless articles about his ocean experiences.

“His underwater photographs are found in major books and publications worldwide. He recently returned to Hawaii to live and teach free diving. From the foreword The Blue Edge invites the reader into Carlos’s almost mystical interaction with the ocean’s inhabitants. His encounters are extraordinary…his insights come from the heart. He takes us to the very soul of the natural world.”

– David Smith

“A masterful story by Carlos Eyles who reveals in an absorbing tale the plight of the seas. Beautifully written with fascinating depictions of sea life. As important a book as Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us.

– Clive Cussler

“Readers are treated to spine-tingling shark encounters, manta flights of fancy, and underwater hunting struggles contrasting with moments of deep intimacy with the ocean. Carlos is an underwater guru!”

– Dale Sheckler, Publisher, California Diving News

“While tanks full of scientifically calculated gas mixes can take a diver to the edge of technical diving limits, packing air into those Godgiven doubles inside the the chest can take a diver to the edge of human endurance. Carlos Eyles established his free-diving credentials decades ago in The Last of the Blue Water Hunters. In The Blue Edge, he returns to the Sea of Cortez after more than 30 years only to find the once bountiful waters greatly depleated of the marine life they once had held. He continues on to a distant archipelago to find abundant sharks, soaring Mantas and breaching whales. Author Clive Cussler found the book to be “a masterful story… an absorbing tale on the plight of the seas. It’s beautifully written with fascinating depictions of sea life that’s as important a book as Rachel Carlson’s The Sea Around Us.” Breath-hold diving internalizes the underwater experience, and Eyles draws on this perspective to explore the soul of nature.”

– The International Technical Diving Magazine

“In his latest book, Carlos Eyles recounts his near mystical journey to the once bountiful Sea of Cortez he explored as a free diver over thirty years ago. Finding it lacking he continues on to a distant archipelago, once rumored to hold great fish and sharks by the thousands, soaring Manta rays and breaching whales. Here on the ocean’s edge, he takes the reader on breath-hold dives into an extremely dangerous yet magical realm.

Carlos Eyles became deeply connected to the ocean world as a child growing up on the beaches of Hawaii. His life, as first a free diving big game spearfisherman and now as an underwater photographer, has covered much of the planet’s oceans and seas– a lifetime journey, which has also paralleled the decline of the ocean’s great wealth. He has written eight books and countless articles about his ocean experiences. His underwater photographs are found in major books and publications worldwide. He recently returned to Hawaii to live and teach free diving.”

– Shipwreck Diver

“After a multi year layoff from writing, Carlos Eyles returns with a book chronicling his life and his struggle to stay connected to an ocean and a lifestyle he bonded with as a young child growing up in Hawaii. Focusing on a trip to photograph sharks in the Revilligigedos Islands, Eyles weaves tales of his life, trials, and tribulations into the narrative Staving off aggressive sharks with only a camera, stuck in Baja when another spearfisherman refuses to go home, and waking up paralyzed on a remote Fijian island are some of the highlights. His deep need to stay in the ocean costs him marriages, jobs, and friends, but liberates him from a lifestyle that focused on material needs. In the end the book is an exploration of what Samuel Johnson wrote in 1769: “It matters not how a man dies but how he lives.”

– Spearfishing Magazine

THE BLUE EDGE – SIGNED
By Carlos Eyles
360 pages 5-1/2×8-1/2, paperback 16 B&W photos
Price: $25.00

Secret Seas

In this rich collection of 16 short stories and essays Eyles takes the reader to the far corners of the heart and mind, as well as the ocean’s realm in Micronesia, California, the Sea of Cortez and the Bahamas. These stories of the sea and man’s interaction with its creatures represent the search for meaning and spirituality in the alien environment from which we came.

About the author Carlos Eyles became deeply connected to the ocean world as a child growing up on the beaches of Hawaii. His life, as first a free diving big game spearfisherman and now as an underwater photographer, has covered much of the planet’s oceans and seas, a lifetime journey, which has also paralleled the decline of the ocean’s great wealth. He has written eight books and countless articles about his ocean experiences. His underwater photographs are found in major books and publications worldwide. He recently returned to Hawaii to live and teach free diving.

“Eyles writes about a wilderness-the wilderness within each of us-as it is reflected back through the environment. He takes us beyond the safe confines of the unknown, like the free diver, unencumbered, vulnerable, operating in an alien environment with uncommon ease.”
-From the foreword by Michael Menduno

SECRET SEAS – SIGNED
By Carlos Eyles
60 pages 5-3/8×8-1/2, paperback
Price: $25.00

Dolphin Borne

Dolphin Borne is a sea survival story that develops into a message of the sea’s creatures to mankind. When a veteran and a novice blue water hunter are stalking prey off an island in the Sea of Cortez, the novice spears a large amberjack that proves more than he can handle. The fish bolts for the open sea pulling the novice with it. When it finally tires the hunter is caught in strong currents heading down the channel. The veteran comes to his assistance and the two must survive by their skills and what little they have on them.

Eyles weaves a masterly tale that twists and turns with the unexpected, where the impossible becomes possible and the real becomes surreal. It is a breathtaking adventure that ends with a series of phantasmagoric experiences that become only too real. Though a novel this is a classic Carlos Eyles adventure you won’t want to miss.

DOLPHIN BORNE – SIGNED
By Carlos Eyles
160 pages,5-1/2×8-1/2 paperback
Price: $25.00

Last of the Blue Water Hunters

This is the extraordinary account of a handful of men who made their way into the last wilderness, armed with only their courage and driven by an insatiable curiosity. From his early beginnings on the island of Hawaii, the author progresses to his apprenticeship with the “blue water tribe” in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico during the 1960′s. There he learns to stalk the powerful game fish that inhabit the deep waters. After 20 years of blue water hunting, he returns to the island of Catalina where he fulfills his dream of living off the sea using only a speargun to sustain himself. The climax of this book is an incredible expedition to the far reaches of the vast Pacific in search of the giant blue fin tuna. The Last of the Blue Water Hunters is also about the sea, as viewed not by the scientist, but by the hunter, who sees it with a sharp, all-encompassing eye, exposing the reader to an ocean world never seen by the majority of divers.

LAST OF THE BLUE WATER HUNTERS – SIGNED
By Carlos Eyles
184 pages 5-1/2×8-1/2, paperback 26 B&W photos
Price: $25.00

Reflections in a Silver Sea


Carlos Eyles’ ocean poetry with black and white photos.

 

REFLECTIONS IN A SILVER SEA – SIGNED
By Carlos Eyles
Price: $40.00

 

 

Sea Shadows


Black and white photography book with quoted text.

 

 

SEA SHADOWS – SIGNED
By Carlos Eyles
Price: $15.00

 

 

CD

180 images of high resolution color and black and photographs with music by Carlos Eyles.

CD OF IMAGES
By Carlos Eyles
15 minutes
Price: $25.00

 

 

 

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