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Dive Atlas of the World: An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sites (IMM Lifestyle Books) A Global Tour of Wrecks, Walls, Caves, and Blue Holes from Lawson Reef to the Red Sea to the Great Barrier
The Dive Atlas of the World offers an inspirational tour of top dive sites around the world, based on first-hand experience, and photographed by experts.
- 300 page fully updated global guide to the world’s top dive sites
- Written by experienced dive authors, based on their first-hand experience
- Inspirational reference for divers who wish to personally or vicariously experience the best diving the planet has to offer
- Helps you select and locate the type of diving experience you are looking for
- Superb quality underwater photography shows famous wrecks, a wide range of marine habitats, and a huge diversity of species
- Appendix with lists of travel and dive information, climate, best time to go, contacts, dive operators, and emergency facilities
From the Blue Hole at Lawson Reef and the wreck of the Umbria in the Red Sea, to Michaelmas on the Great Barrier Reef, the Dive Atlas of the World offers a global tour of top dive sites, described and photographed by experts.
From well-known classics to sites that have only recently been discovered, this global selection offers the discerning diver a feast of locations to choose from, including an expanded selection of Caribbean dive sites.
Whether you favor muck diving and macro photography, wrecks, walls, reefs, caves, blue holes or the adrenaline rush of high-speed drift dive in a strong current (or all of these), you will find well-written, clearly mapped accounts of the top places where you can enjoy these dives.
This book features contributions from local experts, leading writers and award-winning photographers such as Jack Jackson and Lawson Wood.
From the Publisher
Dive Sites Around the Globe
In Dive Atlas of the World, each major body of water is broken down into its individual locations and dive sites. For each section, you’ll find:
An introduction & map
Country & location overview
Individual dive site details
Maps with keys denoting important local features
Tips & interesting facts
Discover Your Next Diving Adventure
Detailed Maps, Photos, & Illustrations
Immerse yourself in the visually stunning pages of Dive Atlas of the World!
This beautiful 300-page hardcover book is packed with contributions from experienced divers and experts, providing first-hand insight to the best dive sites to add to your bucket list.
You won’t want to plan your next dive without this comprehensive guide to the world’s most thrilling underwater destinations!
Gorgeous underwater photography from around the world
Detailed ocean and dive site maps to help you plan your next trip
Highlights the unique features and experiences of individual dive sites
An exhaustive appendix leaves no practical question unanswered
Detailed Diving Maps for Your Reference
Every section is accompanied by a numbered map indicating each diving location within that area. Important local sites are marked on each map, such as hospitals, lighthouses, reefs, wrecks, roads, disputed boundaries, dive centers, and decompression chambers.
Every map includes a key and a color-coded bathymetric table indicating depths from 5 to 300 meters (16 to 984 feet), so you’ll know exactly where you want to dive!
Inspiring Ocean Photography
Dive Atlas of the World is packed with hundreds of gorgeous photos taken by noteworthy professional photographers such as Jack Jackson, Michael Aw, Stefania Lamberti, Dr. Charles Anderson, Dennis King, and dozens more. Get up close with sea turtles, sharks, coral reefs, anemones, colorful fish species, and ancient wrecked ships.
Which breathtaking location will you be inspired to dive next?
Directory Appendix Packed with Practical Information
The book is organized according to oceans and the regions within those oceans, with a range of practical information provided in the directory appendix. Appendix features include location, climate, the best time to go, how to get there, water temperature, visibility, quality of marine life, depth of dives, hyperbaric chamber locations, snorkeling, and dive practicalities (such as the difficulty of the dives and who is best suited for them).
It’s everything you need to consider when planning your next dive!
About the Author
Jack Jackson was an advanced BS-AC diver who ran a sport diving operation in the Sudanese Red Sea for 12 years. Afterward, he continued diving exotic locations around the world.
An award-winning author and photographer, Jack wrote and contributed to numerous books including Diving with Sharks, Top Dive Sites of the World, two scuba diving manuals, and three Dive Guides. He was the General Editor of Dive Atlas of the World. (This beautiful photo taken on the Red Sea was his work.)
Your Guide to Diving Around the World
With sections covering the East Coast of the U.S. (including the West Coast of Florida), the United Kingdom, and South Africa, you’ll be ready to explore the wreck of the RMS Lusitania, dive with great whites in Gansbaai, and behold the northernmost coral reef system in the world in Bermuda.
The Mediterranean Sea
Read about the adventures the Mediterranean has to offer, from cave diving in Costa Brava or exploring what’s left of the HMS Maori (the ship responsible for the sinking of Bismarck), to observing the fascinating interaction of fish species and predators among the colorful Gorgonian Sea Fans in the Ullastres.
The Red Sea
From the Gulf of Suez to Bab-el-Mandeb (“Gate of Tears”), the Red Sea is one of the deepest in the world at over 9,000 feet. Explore the Power Station of Jordan, find the many wrecks among the treacherous reef of Sha’b Abu Nuhâs off the coast of Egypt, and gaze over the drop-off at Dahrat Ghab in Sudan at the deeper reef life swimming by below.
The Indian Ocean has no shortage of exquisite dive destinations. Explore the caves of Girifushi Thila in the Maldives, swim with whale sharks and manta rays at Pemba Island, and marvel at the volcanic atoll of Christmas Island.
By far the largest body of water in the world, the Pacific Ocean is home to some of the most extraordinary dive sites. Discover the legendary wreck diving in Chuuk, experience the wonderment of the Great Barrier Reef in Eastern Australia, and dive alongside marine iguanas at the Golden Triangle.
The Caribbean Sea
The Caribbean Sea may be small by comparison, but its attractions are vast. Visit St. Croix for wall, reef, and wreck diving in the same day, experience exhilarating drift dives in Cozumel, and enjoy the astounding visibility and breathtaking biodiversity of the Cayman Islands.
Publisher:IMM Lifestyle Books; New edition (September 27, 2016)
Item Weight:3 pounds
Dimensions:10.7 x 1 x 12.7 inches
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