SCUBA Travel

SCUBA Diving Bestsellers


20 November 2014
SCUBA Travel are pleased to release the list of the 2014 best selling SCUBA books and dvds. Dive Atlas of the World remains at the top, after being continually in the list since 2003. The excellent Shipwrecks of the Egyptian Red Sea is a welcome re-entry after dropping out last year. Newcomer to the list is the UK Dive Guide. All the books (and the single DVD featured) are either highlights of the best diving around the world, or are sealife guides. Diving novels, histories and memoirs have fallen out of favour..

Here are the top ten: figures in brackets show the previous year's position. If we've reviewed a book, we link to the review. Otherwise the links go to the cheapest place we've found for you to buy the book.

  1. Dive Atlas of the World: An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sites by Jack Jackson
    300 pages detailing some of the world's best dive sites. (1)
  2. Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die: Diving Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations by Chris Santella
    The fifth in Santella's bestselling "Fifty Places" series. (2)
  3. Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea by Ned Middleton
    Eight years of research went into this accurate and definitive guide to the wrecks of the Egyptian Red Sea. (--)
  4. Diving Southeast Asia by Beth and Shaun Tierney
    Includes over 400 dives in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. (5)
  5. Coral Reef Guide Red Sea by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
    Excellent guide to the fish and invertebrates of the Red Sea. (4)
  6. Dive Red Sea: The Ultimate Guide
    Mainly covers Egypt but also mentions Aqaba, Eilat, Eritrea, Djibouti and Yemen. (--)
  7. Coral Reef Fishes: Indo-Pacific and Caribbean by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
    Another from Lieske and Myers, this goes on all my tropical diving holidays. (3)
  8. Diving the World by Beth and Shaun Tierney
    Another one by husband-and-wife team Beth and Shaun Tierney who have selected, reviewed and photographed some 200 tropical sites. (6)
  9. The World's Best Dive Destinations DVD
    Visual SCUBA dive guide to the world's best diving locations (10)
  10. UK Dive Guide: Diving Guide to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales by Patrick Shier
    Shier describes 100 dives which are shallower than 18 m (presumably to match the PADI open water diver limit). (--)

See also our diving book reviews, and interviews with authors.

Bestsellers from Amazon

Most of the bestsellers featured on this page through the years are available reduced from Amazon.