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Books to Take on your Australia trip.

These are our recommendations for books to take to Australia. For more general diving books, or books on other parts of the world, see our main book page.

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Australia Dive Guides

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Diving Australia: A Guide to the Best Diving Down Under
by Neville Coleman, Paperback, PeriPlus Editions, 332 pages (2004)
Atlas of Australian Dive Sites
by Keith Kockton, Paperback, HarperCollins, 288 pages, (2003)
Frommer's Portable Australia's Great Barrier Reef
by Lee Mylne, Paperback, Frommers, 201 pages, (2007)
Tells you about the top dive and snorkel sites, places to stay and things to do on dry land.
Lonely Planet Diving and Snorkelling Australia's Great Barrier Reef
by Len Zell, Paperback, Lonely Planet, 160 pages, (2006)
Top Dive Sites of Australia
by Becca Saunders, Hardback, New Holland Publishers, 160 pages, (2001)
Often more accurate than some of the other Red Sea dive guides.

Australia Guide Books

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Lonely Planet Perth and Western Australia
Lonely Planet Publications, Paperback, 296 pages (2007)
The Rough Guide to Australia
Paperback, Rough Guides (2009)
World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Maritime Life
by Darlene Trew Crist, Gail Scowcroft and James M. Harding, Hardback, Firefly Books Ltd, 256 pages (2009)
The story of the census of marine life. Extraordinary finds, behind-the-scenes adventures and 250 remarkable photographs.

Sea Life

Coral Reef Fishes Coral Reef Fishes, Indo-Pacific and Caribbean
by Ewald Lieske and Robert Myers, Harper Collins, 400 Pages, Paperback (February 1999)
An excellent, comprehensive guide to reef fishes, which is small and light enough to pack regardless of amount of diving equipment. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to identify the fish they see whilst diving the tropics.
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A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia
by Rudie H. Kuiter, Paperback, New Holland Publishers, 144 pages (1997)

Coffee Table Books

Great Barrier Reef (National Geographic Insight)
by David Doubilet, Hardback, National Geographic Books, 216 pages (2002)
Includes over 135 photographs, accompanied by essays by renowned photographer Doubilet

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