Ultimate Diving Adventures : 100 Extraordinary Experiences under Water

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-09
  • Publisher: Fernhurst Books
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Ultimate Diving Adventures showcases the finest dives around the globe, from the frogfish and pygmy seahorses to be found on the famous muck dives in the Lembeh Strait, to dramatic wrecks such as Thistlegorm and Lusitania. Seven types of dive are featured:Tropical Reefs Temperate Waters Wreck Dives Shark Inhabited Reefs Whales and other mammals Exotic Species Diving with a PurposeEvery dive includes a regional and a detailed map, an introduction to the region, the geography, the history and the culture along with essential detail on travel, health accommodation and facilities. Key species and major features on every dive are illustrated with stunning photographs. The main dives are described in detail and points of interest and safety are highlighted.

Author Biography

Len Deeley is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has over 30 years diving experience all over the world. He leads diving trips for underwater photographers to global destinations and gives talks regularly to clubs and societies.

Karen Gargani’s love of the sea began at an early age. Having dived extensively in the UK, she spent a year diving around the world. Her work has been published in the top UK dive magazines. Amazing experiences and interactions with marine life inspire Karen’s writing.

Table of Contents

Tropical Reefs
Sharks & Yolanda Reefs, Egyptian Red Sea
Big Brother Island, Egyptian Red Sea
Sanganeb Reef, Sudanese Red Sea
Moses Rock, Gulf of Aqaba, Israel
Town Pier, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Manta Reef, Mozambique
Palancar Reef, Mexico
Depan Kampung, Indonesia
The Pinnacle, Philippines
Barracuda Point, Malaysia
Damas Cays, Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas
Stepping Stones, Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Yemaya, Cuba
Sail Rock, Tobago Cays, The Grenadines
Carl's Ultimate, Papua New Guinea
Maa Kandu Thila, Maldives
Uepi Point, Solomon Islands
Gotham City, Fiji
Shark Bank, Seychelles
Molasses Reef, Florida Keys, USA
Valley of the Kings, Honduras
Tupitipiti, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Watamu Marine Park, Kenya
Half Moon Cay Reef, Belize
The Pinnacles, St Lucia
Cannibal Rock, Komodo National Park, Indonesia
Yucatan Caves, Mexico
Temperate Waters
Cathedral Rock, Scotland
Gannet Rock, England
Eddystone Lighthouse, England
The Maharee Islands, Ireland
Secca del Papa, Sardinia
Lavezzi, Corsica
Medas Marine Reserve, Spain
Lake Baikal, Siberia
Silfra, Iceland
The Blue Hole, Gozo, Malta
Farnsworth Bank, California, USA
Race Rocks, Vancouver Island, Canada
Northern Arch, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand
Fortescue Bay Kelp Forest, Tasmaina, Australia
Sgarbhstac Submarine Arch, Scotland
Eureka Oil Rig, California, USA
Wreck Dives
Sha'ab Abu Nuhas, Egyptian Red Sea
SS Thistlegorm, Egyptian Red Sea
Fujikawa Maru, Micronesia
Rainbow Warrior, New Zealand
Zenobia, Cyprus
The Brummer, Scotland
Hispania, Scotland
James Eagan Layne, England
The Umbria, Sudanese Red Sea
SS Rose Castle, Canada
Bianca C, Grenada
SS Cristobel Colon, Bermuda
HMS Hermes, Sir Lanka
USS New York, Philippines
Kinugawa Maru, Solomon Islands
USS Salute
Kronprins Gustav Adolf, Finland
President Coolidge, Vanuatu
Proteus, North Carolina, USA
SS Yongala, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
USS Saratoga, Bikini Atoll
RMS Rhone, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Shark Inhibited Reefs
Cathedral Aliwal Shoal, South Africa
Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Cocos Island, Costa Rica
Darwin Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
Neptune Islands, Australia
Ningaloo Reef, Australia
Sha'ab Rumi, Sudanese Red Sea
Koh Bon Island, Thailand
Garden Eel Cove, Hawaii
The Manacles, Cornwall, England
Orimass, Maldives
Stingray City, Cayman Islands
Beqa Lagoon, Fiji
Whales and other Mammals
Rurutu, French Polynesia
Los Islotes, Sea of Cortez, Baja, Mexico
Hervey Bay, Australia
Vava'u, Tonga
The Hopper, Farne Islands, England
Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas
Sha'ab Samandai, Egyptian Red Sea
Lofoten, Norway
Crystal River, Florida, USA
Exotic Species
Laha, Ambon Indonesia
Haiball, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
Efratha, Gangaa Island, Indonesia
House Reef, Mabul, Borneo
Kangaroo Island, Australia
Dinah's Beach, Papua New Guinea
Lorenzo's Delight, Wakatobi, Indonesia
Lankayan, Malaysia
Sandigan Wall, Philippines
San Diego Reef, Baja, Mexico
Dumaquete, Cebu, Philippines
Witches Hut, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Richelieu Rock, Thailand
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