Thursday, February 2, 2023

New Palau Diving Pioneer Biography Now Available


A new biography of Palau diving tourism pioneer Francis Toribiong has been published.

The book, titled “The Diver Who Fell from the Sky,” is the work of acclaimed author Simon Pridmore.

The book follows the life of Toribiong. Born at the right time, Toibong became the driving force behind diving tourism in Palau. An adventurer, he qualified as the first parachutist from Palau, which led to him being known around the island as the Palauan who fell from the sky.

There are three versions of the book currently available from all major online bookstores:

  • Standard paperback with black and white images
  • Deluxe paperback with color images
  • E-book with color images

You can find out more here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for