SCUBA Travel

SCUBA Diving Bestsellers

2 December 2016
SCUBA Travel are pleased to release the list of the 2016 best selling SCUBA books and dvds.

Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die keeps it's top spot for another year. Four other guides to the world's best dive sites also feature in the list, including a new entry at number ten. There are also three sealife guides. Simon Pridmore's Scuba Confidential has risen up the list to number two and is a bit different: it tells readers how to be a better diver. Finally Neutral Buoyancy : Adventures in a Liquid World makes a welcome re-entry.

A single DVD makes the list, showing the best diving locations in world.

Here are the top ten: figures in brackets show the previous year's position. If positions change (and some are very close) this page will update with the new bestsellers.

Fifty places to dive

1. 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. (1)

Diving the World

2. Scuba Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Becoming a Better Diver
by Simon Pridmore
Candid, no-nonsense practical advice from a professional who has been involved over the last three decades with virtually every aspect of the sport. (8)

Coral Reef Fishes

3. Coral Reef Fishes: Indo-Pacific and Caribbean
by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
This goes on all my tropical diving holidays. (4)

Dive Atlas of the world

4. 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. (3)

Diving the World

5. Diving the World
by Beth and Shaun Tierney
Husband-and-wife team Beth and Shaun Tierney have selected, reviewed and photographed over 200 tropical sites for Diving the World. (10)

Handy pocket guide to tropical coral reef fishes

6. Handy Pocket Guide to Tropical Coral Reef Fishes
by Gerald R. Allen
Introduction to 68 of the most commonly encountered coral reef fishes. (-)

Coral Reef Guide Red Sea

7. Coral Reef Guide Red Sea
by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
Another from Lieske and Myers, excellent guide to the fish and invertebrates of the Red Sea. (2)

Dive Red Sea: The Ultimate Guide

8. Neutral Buoyancy : Adventures in a Liquid World
by Tim Ecott
Tales of the characters and episodes in the history of diving: the sponge divers, the second world war saboteurs, the free divers.... (-)

The World's Best Dive Destinations DVD

9. The World's Best Dive Destinations DVD
Visual SCUBA dive guide to the world's best diving locations (6)

Dive Red Sea: The Ultimate Guide

10. The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations ,
by Lawson Wood
Covers the Caribbean, Bermuda, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Indo-Pacific and the Pacific Ocean. (-)

We've interviewed several of the authors featured in this list, including Jack Jackson, Beth Tierney and Tim Ecott. See also our diving book reviews and other interviews with authors.