SCUBA News 222
19 December 2018
SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011)
Issue 222 - December 2018
Welcome to SCUBA News - our complements of the season to you and our best wishes for a happy and diving-filled New Year.
You can download a pdf version of SCUBA News here.
Some ideas for stocking fillers & other presents, from water bottles to watches.
Colourful Christmas tree worms are captivating during any dive, adding a touch of festive magic to coral reefs around the world.
Travelling on your own is a great way to meet people and there are a number of liveaboards with single cabins just perfect for your next dive trip.
Cyprus boasts one of the best wreck dives in the world - the Zenobia. In the southern Mediterranean, the diving season runs from March to November.
Featured Liveaboard - Eco Blue Maldives
Get a special price on this Malidives family-friendly liveaboard: children aged 0-7 free, aged 8-11 50% off, aged 12-15 years 25% off
Revealed: The SCUBA Diving Bestsellers of 2018
SCUBA Travel are pleased to release the list of our best selling SCUBA books in 2018.
Straight in at number one this year is the Underwater Guide to the Red Sea. Like last year there are just four new entries.
Here are the top ten: figures in brackets show the previous year's position.
1. 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 (--)
2. Scuba Diving in Mozambique
by Robyn and Ross Hofmeyr
A detailed guide to scuba diving in Mozambique. (--)
3. 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)
4. 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)
5. Coral Reef Guide Red Sea
by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
An excellent guide to the fish and invertebrates of the Red Sea. (4)
7. Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea
by Ned Middleton
The definitive guide to the many wrecks of the Egyptian Red Sea. Very well researched - recommended. (--)
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.... (5)
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. (10)
The Darkness Below
by Rod Macdonald
From the best-selling author of four classic UK diving books, comes The Darkness Below - a collection of absorbing adventures gained from a lifetime in diving and first explorations of shipwrecks. (-)
Brothers closed to liveaboards for the rest of the year
Looking back at the Deepwater Horizon spill 8 years on
Warming Oceans Are Offering a New Spot for Corals to Colonise
Dam Plan: The last 92 Irrawaddy dolphins in Mekong River may not survive
Pacific nations under climate threat urge Australia to abandon coal within 12 years
UN climate accord inadequate and lacks urgency, experts warn
Svelte porpoises eat twice as much as humans to cope with the cold
Even fish get the bends, and it's worse than in humans
New wreck discovered in India
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