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Books to take to the Isle of Man

These books will enhance your trip to the Isle of Man. You might also be interested in our general books page, which amongst other things, covers photography and diving techniques.

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Isle of Man Dive Guides

Dive Sites and Marine Life of the Calf of Man
by Bill Sanderson, Bruce McGregor and Andrew Brierley, Immel Publishing Ltd, 1994, Paperback.
The Isle of Man boasts some excellent diving and this book describes some of the best dive sites in the south of the island. It is written by three marine biologists, based on their extensive personal experience of diving the area. The detailed and enthusiastic descriptions of the local marine life set this book apart from other dive guides, and there are lots of colour photos to help with identification. The book also covers some background history of the Calf of Man islet and local shipwrecks. Diving information includes launch sites and local services.
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Available from WH Smith's Internet Bookshop (5% off)
Available from Amazon.co.uk
Dive Isle of Man
by Ben Hextall and Maura Mitchell, Underwater World Publications, 1994
This Diver Guide has less detail on the southern sites but includes functional descriptions of a much larger number of sites from all around the island.
Available from Amazon.co.uk
Shipwrecks of the Isle of Man
by Adrian Corkill, NPI Media Group, 2003
This book looks at a selection of 85 wreck sites around the Isle of Man.
Available from Amazon.co.uk
Shipwrecks of the Isle of Man
by Adrian Corkill, NPI Media Group, 2003
This book looks at a selection of 85 wreck sites around the Isle of Man.
Available from Amazon.co.uk

Isle of Man Guide Books and Maps

Landranger Map 0095: Isle of Man
Ordnance Survey, 1998, paperback
Available from Amazon.co.uk
Official Tourist Map - England: Isle of Man
Estate Publications, 1998, Paperback
Available from Amazon.co.uk, 20% off

Sea Life

Dive Sites and Marine Life of the Calf of Man
by Bill Sanderson, Bruce McGregor and Andrew Brierley, Immel Publishing Ltd, 1994, Paperback.
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Available from Amazon.co.uk
Great British Marine Animals
Organised as an identification guide, what makes this book so special is the commentary on the behaviour of the animals featured. And, of course, the 350 delightful photographs.
by Paul Naylor, Sound Diving Publications, 144 pages, Paperback.
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Available from Amazon.co.uk
A Field Guide to the Nudibranchs of the British Isles
by Bernard E. Picton, Immel Publishing, Paperback, 1994
Buy from Amazon.co.uk
Buy from WH Smith

Between Dive Reading

Stars Beneath the Sea: The Pioneers of Diving
by Trevor Norton, Arrow, paperback, 288 pages.
"Superb book. One of the best reads I have had in ages"
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Mapping the Deep: the Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science
by Robert Kunzig, Sort of Books, paperback.
A fascinating book for anyone interested in the sea.
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