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Scuba related books?...

Discussion in 'General Scuba Diving' started by Suffolkmatireland, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Suffolkmatireland

    Suffolkmatireland New Member

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    I have just finished The Silent World by Jacques Cousteau, i really enjoyed it, and the photos inside i thought were great too!
     
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    Takes me back to my youth when Jacques Cousteau and Hans and Lotte Hass made popular tv shows.
     
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    Anyone here into coffee table books? Basically just scuba diving pictures. Never seen one in my local bookstore. Guess you gotta order them online.
     
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    Just ordered 100 British shore dives by Anita Sherwood. Got recommended to me
     
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    Do let us know what you think. Could be interesting and very relevant.
     
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    I popped into Ocean Leisure in London yesterday and picked up 100 best UK shore dives - thought that could be fun... Also came across "How We Found the Mary Rose" on ebay so bought that...
     
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    The DVD boxset of the original TV series (and the films) are often on offer on Amazon - Well worth a watch on those cold winter evenings! :D

    Although, the approach to marine conservation has changed rather dramatically over the years! I can't see anyone involved it in these day supporting the slaughter of sharks by sailors or the taming of wild sealions!

    M.
     
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    Top 100 british shore dives came in the post today. Looks a good little book, with maps of entry and exit points, B&B, air fills, Parking and of course Pub lunches
     
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    I won't mention The Darkness Beckons - we all know how great it is, but Deco for Divers (again we've all heard of it) is a really great introduction to more technical diving; it's informative, but explained well so everything is understandable.
     
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    Ooh, Mr Farr...

    Classic Dark Site Diving - a great list of overhead locations around the UK and abroad.

    And the Cave Diving Group's Cave Diving Manual for the rather special UK bias on diving UK sumps. Even a small section on gas consumption issues whilst digging!
     
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    There's little out there for sump diving, but Jill Heinerth's The Essentials of Cave Diving (3rd edition) is great for 'normal' cave diving (read Mexico, Florida, France-ish diving). I bought it with the idea that this will be the next stage of my training, and it's a good read.
     
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    A few charity shop bargains i found when i was last home!
     

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    Coastlines from the air will be good
     
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    I have just finished a book called Mapping the deep by Robert Kunzig, which i found in a charity shop. It is a good read, although it is not what you would call a light read! But it gives a good insight into the deep sea and the science behind the study of it all. If you see a copy it is worth a try
     
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    Anyone know if this book is actually available anywhere yet?
     
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    Just purchased “oxygen management for divers” by John s lamb. Meant to be an informative read. From a ccr prospective should help my understanding.
     
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    Interesting. Amazon are showing it as out of stock, but the lack of reviews indicates it's never been released.
     
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    Currently reading:
    A Walk on the Deep Side by John Keen.
    About deep diving record attempts in Sharm in the early naughties. Interesting and easy reading.

    Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth by James Tabor.
    A book about extreme caving and cave diving. How about thousands of metres down and many days from the surface with no chance of recovery. Makes Everest look a doddle. Story follows two extreme cavers in two different locations; an American caving in Mexico and a Ukrainian. Interesting read.
     
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    I really enjoyed Blind descent, well worth checking out
     
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    Although not strictly a diving book, i have just read David Mearns "The shipwreck hunter", which is an amazing read, i could not put it down!
     

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