SCUBA News 211
16 December 2017
SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011)
Issue 211 - December 2017
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Find dugongs, dolphins, whales, turtles, whale sharks and manta rays.
Another for the more adventurous divers, Timor-Leste or East Timor has pristine coral, sharks, six of the world's seven marine turtle species and more than 2000 species of reef fish.
We're pleased to release the list of the best selling SCUBA books and DVDs in 2017.
Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die keeps the top spot for another year, although it was run very close by the perennially popular Dive Atlas of the World. Four new entries prop up the list, including the interesting Deep.
A single DVD features - the fascinating Blue Planet II. (If you haven't seen it then watch it - even if you look at none of the other items in the list.)
Here are the top ten: figures in brackets show the previous year's position.
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)
2. 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. (4)
3. Coral Reef Fishes: Indo-Pacific and Caribbean
by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
This goes on all my tropical diving holidays. (3)
4. 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. (7)
5. 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. (2)
6. 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.... (8)
7. Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
by James Nestor
Chronicles the world of deep-sea pioneers, underwater athletes, scientists, spear fishermen, billionaires and ordinary men and women who are poised on the brink of some amazing discoveries about the ocean. (-)
8. The Silent World
by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas
50th anniversary of the scuba diving classic (-)
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. (-)
Blue Planet II
The DVD of the fabulous Blue Planet II series with David Attenborough (-)
Dive Raja Ampat to Wayag Island
Valid for selected dates in March
Fiji Siren Diving Liveaboard Sinks
Scientists track sharks by sampling seawater
Record for the longest chain of divers in one session
Sea urchins help scientists develop super-strong cement
North Atlantic right whales on the brink of extinction
Guatemala Announces Plan to Clean up Garbage in Caribbean Sea
Continuing scourge of microplastics in water to be gauged by new research
Critical Habitat Area Proposed for Hawaii's False Killer Whales
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