Revealed: The SCUBA Diving Bestsellers of 2019

27 November 2019
SCUBA Travel are pleased to release the list of our best selling SCUBA books in 2019.

Back at number one is the perennially popular Dive Atlas of the World.

Here are the top ten: figures in brackets show the previous year's position.

Dive Atlas of the world

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. (3)

Coral Reef Guide Red Sea

2. 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. (5)

Fifty places to dive

3. 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. (4)

Underwater Guide to the Red Sea

4. Underwater Guide to the Red Sea
by Lawson Wood
Covers both the best dive sites and gives a photographic identification guide to the sealife of the Red Sea. A good introduction but if you are serious about identification we recommend Coral Reef Guide Red Sea (1)

Red Sea Wrecks

5. Red Sea Wrecks - Northern Egypt : Site-by-site Dive Guide and Logbook Combined
by Rik Vercoe
The loose leaf guide manages to pack loads of information into a small space and covers most of the dives you will do on a week's holiday.(-)

cool waters

6. Cool Waters, Emerald Seas : Diving Temperate Waters
by John Collins
Beautiful photographic portrait of our ocean world - the culmination of twenty years of diving the seas around Ireland, Scotland, Canada, South Africa and Tasmania. (-)

Scapa Flow dive guide

7. Scapa Flow : The Definitive Guide to Scapa Flow
by Lawson Wood
Another by Lawson Wood. This time a comprehensive guide to diving Scapa Flow covering over 75 wrecks and 9 reefs. (-)

Isle of Man dive guide

8. Dive Sites and Marine Life of the Calf of Man and Neighbouring Area by Bill Sanderson, Bruce McGregor, Andrew Brierley
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. (-)

Learn all you need to know to photograph the amazing creatures and landscapes that lie beneath the surface.

9. Underwater photography masterclass
by Alex Mustard
Learn all you need to know to photograph the amazing creatures and landscapes that lie beneath the surface. (8)

100 Dives of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Underwater Destinations

10. 100 Dives of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Underwater Destinations
by Carrie Miller and Brian Skerry
From National Geographic, includes some beautiful photograps plus marine life guides, travel tips and expert diving advice from world-famous National Geographic divers and explorers like Brian Skerry, Jessica Cramp and David Doubilet. (7)

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