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Wreck Tour A DIVER Guide
By John Liddiard. Underwater World Publications The ultimate book for British wreck divers, this volume brings together the first 25 Wreck Tours published in DIVER Magazine. The tours have been fully revised and updated, covering wrecks located from Land's End to the Shetland Isles and ranging from tugboats to container ships. It includes the Maine, Breda, Mohegan and the Salsette.
Truk: The Ultimate Wreck Site
By Roy Smallpage. Underwater World Publications Roy Smallpage chronicles the WWII carnage at Truk Lagoon in the Pacific, when the US Air Force sank 45 Japanese ships and describes in detail the wrecks at a site that has acquired legendary status among divers around the world. Most of the ships sunk were merchantmen, so a wealth of military supplies, from bullets and gas masks to vehicles and planes, remain where they settled in 1944. The book is illustrated by archival black and white prints, contemporary colour photographs and ship diagrams. 160mm x 230mm softback. 160pp.
Dive West Scotland
By Lawson Wood. Underwater World Publications With its clear waters, countless wrecks, rich marine life, stunning underwater scenery, Scotland's west coast boasts probably the finest diving to be found anywhere in the British Isles. Covering the entire Atlantic coastline and islands, this book is the definitive guide to the pick of the region's dive spots. In this book you will find:
- Dive-site depths, likely conditions, and recommended experience ratings.
- Advice on dive planning in Scottish waters.
- Extensive lists of dive boats, equipment retailers, accommodation and travel services.
- 6 easy to read maps with dive sites plotted.
- Introduction to common marine life and underwater habits in West Scotland.
By Kendall McDonald. Underwater World Publications This DIVER Guide series book features more than 300 diveable wrecks off the Sussex coast. Following a chapter on dive planning the guide lists great wreck dives from Chichester all the way to Broomhill Sands, via Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Ferring, Hove, Brighton, Burrow Head, Newhaven, Beach Head, Eastbourne, St Leonards and Hastings. The author, a former vice-president and chairman of the British Sub-Aqua Club was a wrecks advisor and writer for DIVER magazine and has written more than 30 books on the subject. Illustrated in colour and black-and-white. 147.5mm x 210mm softback. 208pp.
The Essentials of Deeper Sport Diving
By John Lippmann. Aqua Quest Publications An authoritative book on the physiology and requirements of deeper diving, defined as ranging from 24m (80ft) to 40m (130ft). Born from a concern that divers are venturing deeper than ever before due to changing technologies, the book tackles nitrogen narcosis, tables, computers, dive techniques, use of mixed gases and more. The text is geared for divers of all levels of experience and illustrated by black and white photographs and tables. 180mm x 255mm softback. 320pp.
The Sports Diving Medical
By Dr John Parker. J L Publications An accessible introduction to medical conditions relevant to sports diving, written by a doctor and diving instructor who has performed more than 10,000 recreational diving medical examinations in Australia. The book discusses subjects such as general fitness, smoking, weight, the cardiovascular system, joints, the skin, dental problems, drugs and diving, ears, eyes, and the nervous system. The sports diving medical form reproduced is an Australian version, but generally, the book is relevant to all sports divers. 175mm x 250mm softback. 136pp.
Dive St Abbs and Eyemouth
By Lawson Wood. Underwater World Publications St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Nature Reserve were officially opened by David Bellamy in 1984. Situated on the Berwickshire coastline, it is still the only reserve of its kind in Scotland. This reserve, and the rugged coastline adjoining it, is a Mecca for divers. Its sea caves, tunnels, walls and submarine seamounts are home to a staggering array of marine life – including seals wolf fish, angler fish, octopus and squid.
Dive the Isles of Scilly and North Cornwall
By Richard Larn and David McBride. Underwater World Publications Home to more than 3000 recorded shipwrecks and boasting superior underwater visibility and rich marine life, North Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are a magnet for divers. This book tells how to explore the waters around the Isles of Scilly, with its 5 inhabited islands, 48 islets, and hundreds of rocks spread over 60 square miles. There is also detailed coverage of North Cornwall, which can be dived from boats based at St Ives, Newquay, Padstow, Rock and Port Gaverne, with special information for technical divers wishing to visit the deeper wrecks off this coast. 232 pages, illustrated in colour and black and white with maps of relevant areas.