Dive Books (Around the World) – Part Three

Welcome to Part Three of this virtual tour through the worlds’ dive sites courtesy of a half-dozen of the best books on the subject available today. This concludes this series but undoubtedly there will be others because I just can’t stop buying dive books! Part One can be found here and Part Two here. Enjoy!…

Dive Books (Around The World) – Part Two

Welcome to the second part of this review of dive books that take a world view. Part One can be found here and Part Three should be with you in a week or two. Enjoy! Diving the World: A guide to the world’s most popular dive sites – Beth & Shaun Tierney This one is…

Dive Books (Around the World) – Part One

Something a little different this time with a review of books with a common theme (besides diving!) : all of them attempt to provide an overview of diving opportunities from a world view rather than a specific region. Each has their strengths & weaknesses so without further ado let’s kick off. Dive Atlas of the…

First Dive Show

Over 4 years into this diving malarkey & not been to a dive show – what’s wrong with me? Perhaps that’s the reason I still have some disposable income? Seriously though, with any kit you could wish for available online along with an endless selection of dive trip organisers who needs to physically go to…

SCUBA Books II

Its’ been over 2 years since I last looked at SCUBA books so time for an update on recent acquisitions in this area. Before that if you haven’t read the original article from February 2016 then it might be worth taking a look. I’ve just reread it & the opinions expressed then still hold true…

Wrecks – A New View

If you’re planning a dive, one of the key tasks is thorough research of the site and in the case of a wreck of the specific objects to be explored; you might refer to various diving books (particularly the Diver Guide series) for descriptions & occasionally the odd black & white photo of what the…

Buying a Drysuit

If you are serious about diving in the UK you will understand the need for some thermal protection (the UK climate being what it is!) and in theory you have a number of options: wetsuit, semi-dry & drysuit. A wetsuit; regardless of how thick you might get it, due to the fact the water is in contact with your body…

Is Diving Expensive?

Well, yes it is, relative to tiddlywinks or shove-ha-penny!! As an avid skier for the past 46 years, I can honestly say had I saved every expense I incurred during my skiing career, I would now give a close run to Rupert Murdoch’s fortune but I am a great deal happier with more real friends…

SCUBA Books

6th February, 2016: If you’ve just taken up SCUBA diving then your book collection will likely to consist of a number of training/textbooks related to the organisation through which you are earning/have earned your qualification but there’s a whole world of literature out there about your new-found hobby, so how do you know what ‘s…

GPS for Dummy Divers

by Paul Morris. 20th June, 2004: HOW NOT TO GET LOST WITH GPS. So, you have selected a dive site, consulted a chart, obtained a position, and put it all into the magic little black/grey box called G.P.S. How can you possibly get lost? Allow me to explain. What do I know about GPS anyway?…