Into Enemy Waters

A World War II Story of the Demolition Divers

Who Became the Navy SEALs

Discover the forgotten true story of the World War II frogmen who became the Navy SEALs. Outfitted with just swim fins and dive masks, they braved fierce enemy fire and rough seas scouting enemy held beaches.


Andrew Dubbins is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, Alta, Men’s Health, Slate, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles, and other publications. He is the author of Into Enemy Waters, the story of the WWII frogmen who became the Navy SEALs. He was recognized as “Journalist of the Year” by Los Angeles Press Club in 2020, and his work has been featured among’s “Best Articles” and The Daily Beast’s “Best Reads.” Several of his narrative non-fiction stories have been optioned for film and TV. He earned a B.A. in English and Government at Georgetown University and an M.A. in Journalism at University of Southern California, where he was an Annenberg Graduate Fellow.

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