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Wild and Temperate Seas showcase favourite UK dives


Wild and Temperate Seas

From highlands to islands, wrecks to reefs and caves, new-style guide Wild and Temperate Seas whets the appetite for UK diving.

There are over 50 dive sites in 15 picturesque locations, from England’s most-southerly tip to the remote, northerly islands of Scotland. Dorset Dives author Will Appleyard and his team of experienced collaborators share their picks as they showcase our beautiful coastal settings.

Many of the dive sites featured in this new guide already appear regularly in avid UK divers’ logbooks. Others are visited by only those with local knowledge, and some rarely see divers at all. All are special in some way to those who have contributed and evidence for those to whom the UK underwater is still a mystery that once you tame these wild and temperate seas, there really are some magnificent experiences to be had.

As a wise man once said ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong thermal protection’ (paraphrased). So, demist your mask and embrace the emerald, don your drysuit and conquer the cold… this book shows what incredible quality is waiting to be found if you just scratch the surface of UK diving.

  • An introduction to some of the UK’s finest dives.
  • Covers over 50 accessible sites at 15 beautiful locations across the nation.
  • Includes wrecks and reefs, boat and shore dives.
  • With stunning images by award-winning underwater photographers.
  • The perfect gift for anyone new to or considering diving in the UK.


About the author and contributors

This is a collaborative and personal guide from some of the most-accomplished writers and photographers in UK diving. Will Appleyard communicates his passion for adventure through his photography and writing. The author of Discover UK Diving and Dorset Dives, he is regularly commissioned for magazines, adventure-based platforms, adventure outfitting and travel brands. For this refreshing new guide, he assembled a team of accomplished contributors — Kirsty Andrews, Dan Bolt, Jake Davies, Alex Gibson, Elaine Whiteford, and Scuba Diver regulars Jason Brown and Stuart Philpott — to share some of their favourite UK dive locations.

Wild and Temperate Seas will be released on 25 November – just in time for Christmas! – priced at £17.95. It is available for pre-order now from, Amazon, online and from retailers.

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Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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