Diving the World Footprint Activity & Lifestyle Guide: A Guide to the World's Coral Seas

Diving the World Footprint Activity & Lifestyle Guide: A Guide to the World's Coral Seas

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By (author) Beth Tierney, By (author) Shaun Tierney

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  • Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 210mm x 26mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 9 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 190609876X
  • ISBN 13: 9781906098766
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Full colour photographs throughout
  • Sales rank: 187,383

Product description

Diving the World 2nd edition, takes the underwater adventurer on a magical tour of many of the world's top dives. Over 200 prime sites have been carefully selected, reviewed and photographed by experienced husband-and-wife team, Beth and Shaun Tierney. The guide also features personal opinions and anecdotes from both experts and other divers, as well as recommendations of what to do and see on dry land. Includes features on travelling as a diver - choosing, planning and costs; guide to airlines, baggage and packing; detailed health section written by renowned expert; information on climate and dive conditions; conservation issues and dive related topics explored and underwater photography explained. A unique fusion of sport and travel with colour photography and mapping throughout Thoroughly and personally researched by authors who tell it like it is 'Drying Out' sections list the best of the sights for non-diving partners Helpful listings of where to stay, eat and drink and who to dive with

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Way back in the 80s we did a round-the-world trek spending long spells in the tropics, floating over vivid coral reefs and wishing we were down below with the divers. At the time our budget didn't extend to learning to dive but within months of returning to London we signed up for a BSAC course, did our first open water dives in the Maldives and all our qualification dives in Cyprus. A few years went by and we became increasingly involved in the diving world as a photo-journalist team with editorial work covering both land and dive travel, marine biology and conservation. A few years later, we took a 'career break' and aimed to dive our way around the world. We didn't manage to see as much as we wanted but it was a great year and led to being published in many international dive magazines, newspapers, travel guides and on the internet. Since then, we have become PADI Master Scuba Divers and our work has become increasingly focussed on dive travel books. We have been lucky enough to return to many of the places we first visited in the 80s and are slowly managing to reach all the other diving destinations we missed in the past. Together, we now run SeaFocus, an information and image-based resource for scuba divers with an ever growing gallery of underwater photos from well known scuba diving holiday destinations across the world along with marine species galleries and information files.

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By Marie Kenneth 27 Nov 2013 5

I was perusing this site for some dive books for Christmas and was pleased to see this. It has been on my shelf since if came out and i love it. Full of nice descriptions on each area and I use it each year to choose my main diving holiday. So far I have been to the Maldives, Egypt and Grenada after reading this. It is very inspirational with lots of great pictures.

Table of contents

1) Maldives 2) Indonesia 3) Egypt 4) Thailand 5) Philippines 6) East Africa 7) Malaysia 8) Micronesia 9) Solomons 10) Galapagos 11) Grenada 12) Australia 13) Fiji 14) Mexico 15) Papua New Guinea 16) Central America