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Well–travelled divers all acknowledge that the best diving in the world is found in the warm waters of tropical Asia.
No other region on earth presents such a rich variety of marine life, and none can boast as many different types of dive sites: tiny, isolated atolls, World War II wrecks draped in beautiful soft corals, shallow, bommie–filled fringing reefs and pinnacles, all swarming with fish and vibrant color.
Diving in Southeast Asia is a comprehensive diving guide covering Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. It presents in great detail the very best dive sites in the tropical western Pacific. Our seasoned diver–authors have an aggregate half–century of experience exploring these waters, and each site receives thorough coverage, including detailed maps, color photos, and a full description of access, conditions, and facilities.
This Southeast Asia diving guide features:
Practicalities: Detailed travel information for every budget, including accommodations, transportation, prices, seasons, and dive operators.
Information: Local history, diving lore, site conditions, and more than 50 maps.
Photography: More than 100 color photographs by top photographers.
David Espinosa has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe. He based in Singapore and is the Features Editor for Asian Diver magazine.
Heneage Mitchell has lived in and dived these islands since 1983, Mitchell runs a dive school and is the publisher of Philippine Diver magazine.
Kal Muller has spent two decades writing and photographing in Indonesia. He pioneered diving in Indonesia with the best-selling Diving Indonesia (Periplus Editions).
Fiona Nichols is a freelance writer who worked in Southeast Asia for a decade, diving these waters regularly.
John Williams dove the Bahamas, Mexico, and the South Pacific before settling in Phuket more than a decade ago. He currently runs a respected dive operation on Kata Beach.
Photographers: Charles Anderson, Michael Aw, Gary Bell, Ashley Boyd, Clay Bryce, Lynn Funkhouser, Jack Jackson, Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock, Kal Muller, Fiona Nichols, Mike Severns, Roger Steene, Shaun Teirney, Takamasa Tonozuka, Scott Tuason and Robert Yin.