Paul Mila


Paul J. Mila traded in his corporate suit for a wetsuit, and now devotes his time to writing, scuba diving around the world, underwater photography, and speaking to groups about ocean conservation.

He has enjoyed the opportunity to photograph and dive with Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas, humpback whales in the Dominican Republic and the South Pacific Tonga Islands, gray whales in Mexico’s Baja lagoons, diverse sea life in the Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Bonaire, Hawaii, Antigua, and in his home waters off Long Island. Paul's underwater pictures have been featured in magazines and on web sites related to scuba diving.

Following the advice of writers who said to write about what you know and like, he has incorporated the ocean and diving as the core of his writing.

NEAR MISS is his fourth novel.
Diving in the same waters as the characters in his books has enabled him to write with realism, and to describe for non-diving readers the beauty and wonder of exploring our undersea world.
Paul and his family reside in Carle Place, New York, a small town on Long Island.

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Bubbles Up
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,550. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling
Plunge into the world’s oceans with divers Judith Hemenway and Paul Mila. Meet 30-ton whales eye to eye, dive into the Caribbean surrounded by hungry sharks, and turn back time as you explore a World War II Pacific wreck. Feel the thrill of an eagle ray flyby in Cozumel, Mexico, and experience the rush of a barracuda feeding frenzy. Divers, snorkelers, and ocean lovers will enjoy these stories.
Near Miss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,590. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Spies, treasure hunters and Cozumel divers collide in a Caribbean thriller. After diver Dayle Standish photographs a mysterious encounter indside a deep underwater cave, she becomes the target of a relentless assassin. She keeps one step ahead of the killer as he pursues her her across the Atlantic and down to the Mexican Caribbean.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,400. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Navy SEAL in Pakistan intercepts information indicating Al Qaeda intends to attack New York City on July 4th. Paul Mila’s popular underwater duo, Terry and Joe Manetta, journey from Cozumel’s crystal Caribbean Sea to New York’s murky Hudson River. But the terrorists are planning a bigger bang than anyone suspects, and Homeland Security Forces have only days to unravel their deadly plot.
Whales' Angels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,320. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Divers Terry Hunter and her husband, ex-NYPD detective Joe Manetta, battle pirate whalers killing activists attempting to stop the hunt in the frigid North Atlantic. Terry and Joe travel to Iceland to save the whales, but their involvement entangles them in a dangerous world of international politics, intrigue and murder, where fate has a surprise in store for them.
Dangerous Waters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,730. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dangerous Waters is a fast-paced, action-adventure thriller about a young woman’s struggle to overcome adversity. Appealing to both divers and non-divers, the story has all the ingredients for a gripping undersea adventure: Ferocious sharks, friendly dolphins, nefarious criminals, and enough chemistry between an athletic, sexy heroine and a bold hero to spark romance in the steamy Caribbean.

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