About James Rosemond

Captain James Rosemond

It all started over 50 years ago, when James Kenneth Rosemond’s love of the ocean, and specifically the North Carolina coast began. I was born in Wilmington, NC at the end of the summer of 1958 while my father, then a student at UNC worked as the day manager of the Wrightsville Beach Yacht club. My love for the ocean began early in the summer of that year, even though I did not officially come into this world until the very end of the summer. “That baby is never going to come” the patrons would say to my mother, bronze from a pregnant summer in the sun, “it is fried to your back bone.”

I spent the next few summers there, and have black and white pictures of me sitting in the sun wearing a sailor’s cap, with a toy corn cob pipe and a nose covered in white zinc oxide. I have never been happier than when I can see the horizon of the sea, and it all started way back when.

50 years and a life full of diverse experiences later, I am finally living my dream. Having survived a full fledged mid life crisis, leaving the business world and writing  “Hiding on the Bottom” , I took another huge step and became a Coast Guard credentialed Captain and started the scuba diving operation, Tortuga Charters.

I hope you will follow along as I live and chronicle this wonderful experience, as well as muse on some of my non-diving thoughts. I keep an active blog on the Tortuga website on scuba related subjects here.

Thanks for gracing my page with your presence.

Captain James