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Dive The Ultimate Guide to the World's Top Dive Locations

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ISBN-10: 1554074029

ISBN-13: 9781554074020

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Monty Halls

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A guide to 250 dives in the world's 70 best locations.Diving vacations are expensive, and good advance planning is critical. Lavishly illustrated, Dive provides comprehensive information on each destination -- its history, geography, marine life and special attractions. Informative maps pinpoint the diving sites. Quick reference charts list general conditions, such as water temperatures, visibility, "must sees," strong currents and travel advice.The expanded new edition includes up-to-date information, as well as new -- and more accessible -- sites. Among the book's features are: More than 300 spectacular underwater photographs A grading system ranging from beginner to expert Authoritative…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

A successful explorer, marine biologist and writer, Monty Halls has led numerous expeditions and projects throughout the world, including three circumnavigations of the earth seeking out the greatest encounters in the oceans. His television credits include presenting Channel 4's Journey to the Centre of the Earth (the science behind Jules Verne's novel), Discovery's Rebuilding the Past (an attempt to recreate an Iron Age settlement) and Five's Great Ocean Adventures, for which he was also the author of the accompanying book. Monty operates the adventure travel company, Full Circle Expeditions, and is also a leading motivational speaker.

Introduction
The Ocean
The World of Diving
Protect The Aquatic Environment
Caribbean Sea -- Best Time To Go
Florida Keys, United States -- Year-round, summer best, but hurricanes blow late summer
Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas -- Year-round, summer best, but hurricanes blow late summer
Turks & Caicos Islands, British Overseas Territory -- Winter, spring, and summer
Isla de la Juventud, Cuba -- Rainy in spring, hot and humid in summer so winter is best
Jardines de la Reina, Cuba -- Rainy in spring, hot and humid in summer so winter is best
Cayman Islands, British Overseas Territory -- Year-round
Cozumel & The Yucat�n, Mexico -- Year-round, but summer is calmest
Belize, Belize -- Year-round, but late summer is best
Dominica, West Indies -- Year-round, but late summer is best
Grenada & The Bianca C, Grenada -- Year-round, summer best, but hurricanes blow late summer
Bonaire, Dutch Antilles -- Year-round, but late summer is best
Atlantic Ocean -- Best Time To Go
Scapa Flow, Scotland -- Summer
Porthkerris & the Manacles, England -- Spring and summer
Lundy Island, England -- Spring and summer
Isle of Man, Irish Sea -- Spring and summer
Iceland, Iceland -- Year-round
Svalbard, Norway -- Brief summer interlude
Newfoundland, Canada -- Year-round, but northern hemisphere summer is best
North Carolina Outer Banks, United States -- Summer
Gansbaai, South Africa -- Year-round, but northern hemisphere summer is best
Mediterranean Sea -- Best Time To Go
Medas Islands, Spain -- Spring to late autumn, but crowded in August
Sardinia, Italy -- Summer is best, but crowded in August
Ustica Island, Italy -- Year-round, summer is best, but avoid August when busy
Croatia, Adriatic -- Year-round, summer is best
The Zenobia, Cyprus -- Year-round, summer is best, but avoid August when busy
Red Sea -- Best Time To Go
Thistlegorm, Egypt -- Year-round, but summer is very hot
The Brothers, Egypt -- Year-round, but summer is very hot
Dahab, Egypt -- Year-round, but summer is very hot
Jackson Reef, Egypt -- Year-round, but summer is very hot
Gulf of Aqaba, Jordan -- Spring or autumn is best, summer very hot
Sha'ab Rumi, Sudan -- Too hot in summer, spring, and autumn are best
Indian Ocean -- Best Time To Go
Aliwal Shoal, South Africa -- Northern hemisphere winter months are best
Sodwana, South Africa -- Northern hemisphere winter months are best
Inhaca Island & Bazaruto, Mozambique -- Northern hemisphere winter months are best
Watamu Marine Park, Kenya -- October to April, but December to March is best
Zanzibar, Tanzania -- October to April, but December to March is best
Grande Comore, Comoros -- March to November, but May to September is best
Mauritius & Rodrigues, Mauritius -- Avoid February, March, September and October when windy
Seychelles, Seychelles -- May to October is best
Aldabra & Amirantes, Seychelles -- May to October is best
Lhaviyani & Felidhoo Atolls, Maldives -- Year-round, but winter and spring are best
Similan Islands, Thailand -- November to April is best
Komodo, Indonesia -- Year-round, but May to December is best
Bali, Indonesia -- Year-round, but May to December is best
Wakatobi, Indonesia -- Year-round
Ningaloo Ree, Australia -- Year-round
Kangaroo Island, Australia -- Year-round
Neptunes Islands & Dangerous Reef, Australia -- Year-round
Pacific Ocean -- Best Time To Go
Catalina Island, United States -- Autumn and winter is best
Sea of Cortez, Mexico -- Year-round, but windy in November and December
Cocos & Malpelo Islands, Costa Rica & Colombia -- December to September, but bad weather still possible
Gal�pagos Islands, Ecuador -- Year-round, but weather can be changeable
Rangiroa, French Polynesia -- Year-round, but November to April is best
Bora Bora, French Polynesia -- Year-round, but November to April is best
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands -- April to September, when calmest, is best
Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia -- Year-round, but rainy from July to October
Yap Island, Micronesia -- Year-round, but December to April is best
Palau Archipelago, Palau -- Year-round, but rainy from July to October
Tubbataha Reefs, Philippines -- April to October is best
Layang Layang, Malaysia -- April to October is best
Sipadan Island, Malaysia -- April to October is best
Eastern Fields & Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea -- Year-round, but May to October is best
Gizo & Uepi Islands, Solomon Islands -- Year-round, but April to October is best
S.S. President Coolidge, Vanuatu -- Year-round, but April to October is best
Fiji Archipelago, Fiji -- Year-round, but November to April is best
Great Barrier Reef, Australia -- Year-round
Coral Sea, Australia -- Year-round
Yongala, Australia -- Year-round
Rainbow Warrior, New Zealand -- Northern hemisphere winter months are best
Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand -- Northern hemisphere winter months are best
The Lermontov, New Zealand -- Northern hemisphere winter months are best
Decompression Sickness & Safe Diving: Dive Organizations
Glossary
Picture Credits
Index