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The Editor's Book Picks
The Best of the Dive Books for Serious Divers

A portion of the profits from any books ordered
will be donated to preserve coral reefs.

 

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Complete List of Diving Books

Prices indicated below are valid at the time of posting, though Amazon.com may change them.

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An American Immersion An American Immersion
by Jennifer Idol

An American Immersion takes the reader to every state for a visual feast of underwater exploration. It chronicles an adventure that goes far beyond the typical resort diving most divers experience. Jennifer Idol writes that inspiration came while flying over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. She didn't capture the flaming wreckage, but decided instead to photograph our neglected American waters in a more positive manner. This led to her goal of becoming the first woman to dive all 50 American states. She completed her quest by driving 72,000 miles over five years. On this journey, she took more than 105,000 photos and displays their immense variety in her spectacular photo essay of underwater America.

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What a Fish Knows What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of our Underwater Cousins
by Jonathan Balcombe

Do they really have memories? Can they recognize other fish by their faces? Or even humans? The myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more to reveal the astonishing capabilities of the fish we swim with. He upends our assumptions, portraying them not as unfeeling, dead-eyed feeding machines, but as sentient, aware, social and even Machiavellian - in other words much like us. This should be at the top of every diver's reading list.

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Diving In Indonesia Diving In Indonesia
by Sarah Ann Wormald

Indonesia covers a large area - an archipelago that consists of at least 17,500 islands. It's 3000 miles from Pulau Weh in the West to West Papua in the East, and nearly all of it has exceptionally good diving. A book that attempts to encompass such an area is very ambitious. Sarah Ann Wormald has concentrated on the areas that she knows, including Bali, North and South Sulawesi, Nusa Tengarra, Maluku and Raja Amat. The author writes with authority and the voice of someone who has actually experienced first-hand the places she writes about The maps are detailed, the photographs excellent. Whether you are interested in the macro-life of Lembeh, the mantas of Nusa Penida or the wobbegongs of Cape Kri, this is a useful volume in a format that can be carried with you.

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Vertical Reefs: Life on Oil and Gas Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico Vertical Reefs: Life on Oil and Gas Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico
by Mary Katherine Wicksten

This is a serious and important book, written by Dr. Mary Wicksten, a biologist at Texas A&M University and long-time Undercurrent subscriber. She has dived on the endless oil rigs that dot the Gulf of Mexico and describes the extraordinary range of marine life that congregates there. In the Gulf, where the seabed tends to be a muddy desert, these manmade vertical reefs stand as an oasis that attracts not only algae and corals, not only sedentary and benthic species, but also passing pelagic life. And that's what attracts divers and liveaboards from Houston to the Flower Gardens, a remarkable American diving destination.

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Underwater Photography Masterclass Underwater Photography Masterclass
by Alex Mustard

Some of these gurus are self-styled and not necessarily very good, but marine biologist, underwater photographer Alex Mustard is the modern master of what he does, and willingly reveals to others, by way of escorted photo-safaris, how he does it. Instead of producing just a coffee table book of pictures, he is more didactic in his approach, disguising his superb photos in this book as demonstrations of how to do it, or as inspiration to others to have a go themselves. It's a master class and it's stuffed with information.

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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
another John Chatterton Adventure by Robert Kurson

The last time we read about diver John Chatterton, he was the dedicated, perhaps obsessed, wreck diver searching for the secrets of the German submarine U-869, sunk off the coast of New Jersey. Robert Kurson recounted that adventure in his 2005 New York Times bestseller, Shadow Divers. Chatterton became an instant diving celebrity, soon co-hosting, with fellow diver Richie Kohler, History Channel's Deep Sea Detectives. But, Chatterton set off for more adventure, chronicled in Kurson's new book.

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Dive Palau (The Shipwrecks) Dive Palau (The Shipwrecks)
by Rod MacDonald

The author has followed a format similar to that of Dan E. Bailey's seminal work, World War II Wrecks of Truk Lagoon, although this 295-page hardcover book is significantly smaller. There's the history, the contemporary black & white photographs, both of the ships themselves and from aerial reconnaissance, the more recent surface photographs of wartime remnants of installations and detailed maps. In a second section, each vessel is covered in individual chapters, detailing how and where they were built, how they went down and what it's like to dive them now. There are sketches of the wrecks as they lie at the bottom of the lagoon today.

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Nudibranchs Encyclopedia - Asia/Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs Encyclopedia - Asia/Indo-Pacific
by Cobb and Mullins

The second edition of the Nudibranchs Encyclopedia has been revised and updated by scientists Gary Cobb and David Mullins, but Neville Coleman is still very much in evidence. With more than 300 pages mostly bearing eight colored identification photographs per page, one could almost be forgiven for assuming that if a particular nudibranch isn't included in the more than 2000 photos, then it doesn't exist, but then, we all know that there will always still be more waiting to be discovered. In fact, it modestly claims only to include around 70 percent of the most commonly observed species of opisthobranchs as divers throughout the Asia/Indo-Pacific region discover more.

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Nudibranch Behavior Nudibranch Behavior
by David W. Behrens

When it comes to that popular macro subject, the colorful nudibranch, one could be forgiven for thinking they don't do much. Marine biologist David W. Behrens, a household name among nudibranch enthusiasts, would beg to differ. His book, Nudibranch Behavior, divides nudibranch behaviour into locomotion and movement, feeding, reproduction, defences, relationships, colors, camouflage and mimicry, even senses and respiration. There are helpful contributions from photographers Constantinos Petrinos and Carine Schrurs, along with photographs by many others.

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One Breath One Breath
by Adam Skolnick

One Breath, a book by Adam Skolnick, is a fascinating, well-written if bleak commentary on a high-risk sport. Nicholas Mevoli was the best American free-diver until his unfortunate demise during a competition at Long Island in the Bahamas in 2013. The author tells his story, demonstrates unparalleled access to the sport and its personalities and takes great pains to explain how they achieve the seemingly impossible while often risking all to do it.

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Oshenerth: Blue Magic Oshenerth: Blue Magic
by Alan Dean Foster

Undercurrent contributor Alan Dean Foster has written 125 books, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which recently made the New York Times' list of best-selling print and eBooks. His latest effort is an epic that takes place entirely underwater, introducing us to a race of people who reversed evolution and returned to the oceans. Then the book turns into a war novel, but expresses concern about other looming problems that both the world and the ocean face today.

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Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification: Indo-Pacific Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification: Indo-Pacific
by Terry Gosliner, Ángel Valdés and Dave Behrens

Indonesia has so much to offer the nudibranch enthusiast. For example, on Nudi Wall at Lembeh Strait, nudibranchs litter the seabed as if a great big sack of Gummy Bears has been carelessly tipped out. Nudibranchs are colorful slugs that wear their feathery gills on their backs. There are so many varieties, but how do you know which you've seen? New World Publications has come to the rescue with this weighty tome of 400 pages packed with color pictures, along with basic information to help the reader get the best chance of the right identification.

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The Soul of an Octopus The Soul of an Octopus
by Sy Montgomery

A decade ago in a posh San Francisco restaurant, I was tempted to order the grilled Pacific octopus. But I didn't, recalling that an octopus, by many counts, is smarter and more emotional than many wise mammals. Not wanting to be party to the death of such a remarkable creature, I stopped eating octopus. And having just read Sy Montgomery's new book, The Soul of an Octopus (a finalist for last year's National Book Award for Nonfiction), I'm all for taking it off everyone's menu. This animal belongs in a Head Start class, not a sushi restaurant. I guarantee you'll finish this book in absolute awe of the octopus. I also suspect that you'll never eat an octopus again.

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Voices in the Ocean Voices in the Ocean
by Susan Casey

Susan Casey's new book is not only an intriguing, sometimes troubling look at the way we humans relate to what is surely our favorite ocean animal, but also how dolphins relate to themselves and us. Her interviews with marine biologists and others with an intimate understanding of dolphin behavior provide us with new insights into dolphin conversations, their families and rearing their young, and their relationship to us. Any diver who reads Voices in the Ocean will enhance his or her love for dolphins, but also finish the book knowing we all have a moral responsibility to see that dolphins don't suffer at the hands of callous profiteers.

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Shark Bytes Shark Bytes
by John Bantin

John Bantin, who writes often, wittily and thoroughly about diving for Undercurrent, just had his second book published -- Shark Bytes, his personal stories and first-hand descriptions and anecdotes of over 30 years of diving with and photographing sharks. "I don't offer myself as an expert regarding sharks," Bantin says. "I simply offer myself as a shark witness, and in Shark Bytes, I delve into the way my own attitude to and understanding of sharks has developed during the intervening years. It's about how I grew to love diving with sharks."

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Four Fish Diving Indonesia's Bird's Head Seascape
by Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock

This dynamic duo's book describes 130 dive sites of Raja Ampat, Triton Bay and Cenderawasih Bay, while offering practical information about the area. The detailed descriptions of the sites, complete with GPS coordinates, explains the terrain, how to dive the site, and the kinds of animals, coral and critters you can expect. Excellent photographs will help you identify many of the critters you will encounter.

If you have been to Raja Ampat, or dream about going, this thoughtful and well-illustrated book is for you. The book, priced at $35, is only available at New World Publications.


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Bubbles Up Bubbles Up: Buoyant Adventures in Planet Ocean
by Paul J. Mila and Judith Hemenway

Paul Mila, who writes thriller and adventure novels, teamed up with fellow diver Judy Hemenway to write Bubbles Up, a great collection of personal dive tales. They tell their stories in an amiable, friendly manner that will make you feel like you're right there with them underwater -- hangin' with barracudas named Elvis and Hercules in the Yucatan, and having a face-off with a killer cone snail in Papua New Guinea. There are also personal essays about diving itself, such as bonding with your kids through scuba, and the trials of operating a non-digital camera underwater. Mila and Hemenway write with humor, sensitivity and style. It'll be like sitting on the back of the boat, listening to old friends spin their dive stories just for you.

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Staying Alive Staying Alive
by Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis is a dive instructor, expedition leader, industry consultant, and columnist who has authored several dive safety textbooks. In his latest, Staying Alive, he revisits the survival guidelines originally proposed by legendary cave diver Sheck Exley, and illustrates them in eight chapters: attitude, knowledge, training, gas supply, gas mix, exposure, equipment and operations. Lewis writes in a conversational manner, mixing discussions he has had with other dive pros on the topic with historical background about how dive training and safety was improved (you'll know all you want to know about Boyle's Law), and examples of disaster scenarios to try at home. One good chart to keep handy is a "reaction cheat sheet" that will make sure you know what to do about underwater mishaps such as lost masks or buddies and low air.

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Scuba Diving Safety Scuba Diving Safety
by Dan Orr, Eric Douglas

Scuba Diving Safety by Dan Orr, the former CEO of Divers Alert Network and Eric Douglas, its former director of training is more a book for divers to know how to take care of other divers who've gotten into trouble. This is definitely a good book for a dive operator or trip leader, with its details about how to create an emergency assistance plan, conduct a missing diver search, and what information to collect about each diver just in case. However, sport divers planning trips with their buddies will get a lot of good advice. The authors offer useful details about how to rescue a conscious diver compared to an unconscious one, and how to do surface rescues versus ones underwater. There are chapters on resuscitation and towing and removing divers from the water, all with photos and images. The "Diving First-Aid" chapter is an essential reference guide for all divers.

Too many divers do not think about potential trouble, but rather defer to the dive crew. But a smart diver understands just how independent and alone he is. If you're keen on self-preservation, these two books belong in your diving library.


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Deep Deep
by James Nestor

My fellow divers, I can't imagine that anyone who has had a chance to slip below the surface and marvel at the life there won't find this a fascinating read. James Nestor, a fine journalist (he has written for Outside, Men's Journal and the New York Times) with a keen eye, has produced the best underwaterfocused book since Shadow Divers a decade ago. It's a fine adventure and a thrilling ride all the way from the surface down to 28,000 feet, and back.

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NOAA Diving Manual, 5th Edition. NOAA Diving Manual, 5th Edition.

For years, the NOAA Diving Manual has been a mainstay in the library of every professional diver and plenty of us serious divers, too. Hands down, it is the industry's major, unbiased diving reference. Last published in 2001, it has now been updated into the all-new Fifth Edition. With 875 full-color pages, it's the most detailed diving reference book available, yet written in lay language for all divers to thoroughly understand and enjoy.

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Reef Life: A Must Have Guide to Tropical Marine Life Reef Life: A Must Have Guide to Tropical Marine Life
by Brandon Cole and Scott Michael

What? Another fish ID book when you thought Paul Humanns and Ned Deloachs were enough? Yes indeed, and while I rarely say this, Reef Life: A Guide to Tropical Marine Life is a must-have for the library of every traveling diver. And if you only want one ID book, this is it.

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Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users
by Maria Munn

Today's compact camera systems can give sophisticated SLR setups a run for their money when it comes to fabulous shots, and they can do so at a fraction of the price and the bulkiness. But many divers who bring them along underwater still need to know how to use them. They often turn to Maria Munn for help to improve their techniques, and her compactcamera courses, held in her native Britain and on liveaboards abroad, fill up quick.

Now she has placed the knowledge and tips from her courses into this 175-page book, with easy-tofollow techniques opposite hundreds of full-color photographs to show how easily it can be done, and what results can be achieved.


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Reef Fish of the East Indies Reef Fish of the East Indies
by Gerald R. Allen and Mark V. Erdman

It's got a list price of $250 and a weight of 14 pounds, but the price and the poundage will be worth it to add this three-volume set to your library. Renowned marine biologists Gerald R. Allen and Mark V. Erdman have combined 60 years of surveys, fieldwork and research to create the most definitive guide of the Coral Triangle to date, perhaps forever. The 1,292 pages of text and 3,600 photographs (40 percent of which are of fish not seen before in print) gives comprehensive information on every known reef fish species from a region known as the global epicenter of marine biodiversity. An essential reference for any scuba diver.

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Travel Edition of Reef Fish Identification: Caribbean, Bahamas,
South Florida. Travel Edition of Reef Fish Identification: Caribbean, Bahamas, South Florida
by Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach

Today's airline weight restrictions not only limit the amount of dive gear and cameras you can pack for overseas trips, but also those valuable prized marine life identification books. And with spotty Internet access overseas, it's not like you can look a critter of or fish up easily online. For the divers who still want a book in their hands post-dive to look up the fishes they encounter, Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach are offering "Travel Edition of Reef Fish Identification: Caribbean, Bahamas, South Florida." It's lightweight enough to thrown in your carry-on but rugged enough to withstand frequent saltwater washings on board.

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Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific
by Paul Humann and Ned Deloach

Paul Humann and Ned Deloach have done it again, releasing a definitive identification guide to 1600 extraordinary reef creatures of the Tropical Pacific. with this 500+ page softbound guide, you get upwards of 2000 exceptional photos of shrimp and crabs and stars and worms and lobsters and nudibranchs and slugs and squid and bivalves . . . well, all those invertebrates that move along the reefs of this region without fining, so it seems. There are several photos of some creatures to help you identify them during different life stages, and about ten percent of the book is descriptive copy so you can tie down your identification. Even if you have no plans to go to the tropical Pacific, just to thumb through the pages, gawk at the complexity and uniqueness of these animals, and read a thumbnail sketch will give any serious diver vicarious thrills for endless hours.

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Reef Fish ID Reef Creature ID Reef Coral ID

The Reef Set: Reef Fish, Reef Creature and Reef Coral (3 Volumes):
Paul Humann ID Books
by Paul Humann, Ned Deloach

The three set fish, creature and coral ID books by Paul Humann are the unparalleled sources for information on Caribbean sea life and identification. Paul and his partner Ned Deloach recently released updated and expanded editions of each, with scores of new critters, even better photos, and information unavailable anywhere else. Why, the Reef Fish Identification book, at more than 500 pages, is 20 percent larger than the previous volume, which came out in 1994. Whenever I travel to the Caribbean, I tote all three books and spend my down hours figuring out what I saw and where to look to find rare creatures. Paul's splendid Reef Creature book (420 pages), covers sponges, nudibranchs, octopus, crustaceans, Christmas tree worms and plenty more. His Reef Coral ID book (276 pages) helps you identify all the hard and soft corals, spawning, and even the growth on top of corals, as well as algae and other plant life. Beginners may want to ID only fish, but I'd recommend that all three books be part of every diver's library. And, if you have an old set, by all means replace it. You'll be delighted at the additions and improvements. Each book normally retails for $40, but are discounted when you order here. And the boxed 3-volume set is available now at a bigger discount, up to 30%. You'll get the best prices Amazon.com has to offer, speedy delivery, and the knowledge that a large hunk of our profit will go to preserve coral reefs.

* Reef Fish Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas,
* Reef Creature Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas, and
* Reef Coral Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas
* The Boxed Set of all three (you can save up to 30%)

Reef Fish Identification Reef Fish Identification: Baja to Panama
by Paul Humann and Ned Deloach

The latest edition in the popular Paul Humann series of marine life books. The most comprehensive field guide ever compiled for identifying reef fishes from the Gulf of California to the Pacific coast of Panama, including offshore islands. More than 500 photographs of 400 species taken in their natural habitat. The book is dedicated to Baja Legend Alex Kerstitch and includes several of his drawings and photographs. The concise text accompanying each species portrait includes the fish’s common, scientific and family names, size range, description, visually distinctive features, preferred habitat, typical behavior, depth range, and geographical distribution.
Illustrated/Hardcover. 364 pages, Amazon.com price: $27.17.

Reef Fish ID Reef Fish Identification: Tropical Pacific
by Gerald Allen, Rodger Steene, Paul Humann, & Ned Deloach

At last, here's a comprehensive fish ID guide covering the reefs of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The generous 500-page text, displaying 2,500 underwater photographs of 2,000 species, identifies the myriad fishes that inhabit the warm tropical seas between Thailand and Tahiti. The concise text accompanying each species portrait includes the fish's common, scientific and family names, size, description, visually distinctive features, preferred habitat, typical behavior, depth range, and geographical distribution. This is an essential book for every diver traveling westward. 6x9 inches. Order through us, get Amazon.com's best price and a good hunk of the profit will be donated to preserve coral reefs.

Oceanic Wilderness A Diver's Guide to The Art of Underwater Photography
by Andrea and Antonella Ferrari

This book by Andrea and Antonella Ferrari is filled with spectacular images, designed not only to offer great technical guidance, but also help the underwater photographer discover and develop the artist within. Clearly the best and most beautiful 'how-to" book ever produced. Rigorously field-tested digital techniques; the hidden techniques behind imaginative framing and lighting, wide-angle and fish-eye to macro photography, from fish portraits to above/below split images, from basic point-and-shoot digital pocket cameras to complex housed professional DSLR systems, it's all here in a highly-readable, technically-accessible, step-by-step guide. 9 x 9 inches, 360 color photos, $60.

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Underwater Photographer The Underwater Photographer, Third Edition: Digital and Traditional Techniques
by Martin Edge

A prodigy of Jim Church, Martin Edge has produces the third edition of his classic book. While he provides the basics for beginning photographers, he delves deeply into the digital revolution, helping even the skilled underwater shooter better use his LCD screen, read histograms, or, if one wants to shoot manually, use exposure modes and solve metering, focusing and TTL issues. Edge accompanies hundreds of his own issues with description of his his technique and mechanics, a great teaching tool. 392 pages softbound. Click here to order.

Malaysia Macrolife A Diver's Guide to Underwater Malaysia Macrolife
by Andrea and Antonet La Ferrari

We just discovered the ultimate guide to Indo-Pacific macro life. It was published late last year by marine photographers and writers Andrea and Antonet La Ferrari, who have several other winning books in their portfolio. They picture and describe in full detail 600 different species, focusing on those found in the South China, Sulu, and Sulawesi seas. From colorful nudibranchs to cleaner shrimps and pipe fish, to larger species like cuttlefish and clown fish. Each description offers an insight on distribution, habitat, size, life habits, and U/W photo tips. Illustrated with more than 800 extraordinary color photographs and written in a clear, concise, informative style, this book is both a macro and fish field guide for all serious divers from the Maldives to Australia. A must for traveling divers.
$38.25, 468 pages, paperback, in a handy 6"x7" travel size.
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Lionfish Cookbook Lionfish Cookbook
by Tricia Ferguson and Lad Akins, Photography by David Stone

We've written much about lionfish, and how the Pacific native is threatening reefs and marine life in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Lad Akins, director of operations for REEF, belives humans are the best hope as the lionfish predator, and his motto is "If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em." He worked with Tricia Ferguson, a "personal chef to the stars" to create The Lionfish Cookbook, a collection of 45 lionfish-based recipes, each with a full-color photo. It also has background on the lionfish invasion and its impacts, and details on how to effectively catch, handle and prepare the fish. After participating in a lionfish roundup, whip out this book to make a tasty dinner. Paperback, 126 pages, $16.95 list price.

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Sea Hunt TV Series (24 Hour Marathon) Sea Hunt TV Series (24 Hour Marathon)
Starring Lloyd Bridges, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges

If you're old enough, you'll remember how you first got hooked on diving by watching Mike Nelson, ex-frogman turned freelance scuba diver, outwitting villains, disarming nuclear missiles and rescuing victims underwater, all while wearing a wetsuit and fins. The series Sea Hunt, which ran on TV between 1958 and 1961, ignited the craze for recreational scuba diving at a time when it was still brand new. Each episode (with star Lloyd Bridges doing mostly voiceover narration as obviously it's hard to emote while underwater) brought adventure and included pleas to viewers to understand and protect the marine environment.

Sea Hunt's four seasons of episodes have been hard to find on DVD until now. Sea Hunt - 24 Hour Television Marathon, an 8-DVD collection priced at $30, just went on sale at Amazon. Bridges' two sons, Beau and Jeff, started their acting careers here, making appearances when both were tater tots. You can also order Seasons 1 through 4 separately for $15 each.


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Amazing Diving Stories Amazing Diving Stories
by John Bantin

In the search for great underwater adventure writing, one needs to look no further than this absorbing new book by John Bantin, one of Undercurrent's top-notch contributors. He has compiled dozens of true tales that will intrigue and delight everyone from the seasoned diver to the bathtub snorkeler. Consider the British diver who barely survived a crocodile attack while diving from a Indonesia liveaboard, or the divers fired upon by the military when diving in the Red Sea. Bantin, who makes 300 dives a year, gets behind the scenes of terrible tragedies, applies his great wit to his own travels and travails, and explores unusual and bizarre behaviors - both animal, fish and human - that take place a few fathoms down.

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Diver Down Diver Down: Real-World Scuba Accidents and How to Avoid Them
by Michael Ange

A survival guide discussing the gamut of what can befall you in diving situations, including cave, wreck and drift diving, and decompression sickness. Each tale of a real-life diving accident is followed by an in-depth analysis of what went wrong, and how you can recognize, avoid and respond to similar underwater calamities.

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Sharks Up Close Sharks Up Close
by James Abernethy

Jim Abernethy makes a living with his Scuba Adventures shark dives in the Bahamas by baiting and chumming sharks to get them up close to his diving clients. While some deplore his techniques, he has done an admirable job as a shark-saving advocate. Abernethy's latest effort is "Sharks Up Close", featuring his excellent photography and detailed data about sharks biology and their significance in the food chain. Buy it for that youngster you're trying to get interested in scuba diving and ocean conservation, and you may even pick up a few shark facts you didn't know before.

81 pages, with color photos on each. The hardcover version is $25, the paperback is $20.


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Four Fish The Raja Ampat:
Through the Lens of

by various photographers

For armchair divers, the 288-page coffee-table book lets you see the kinds of critters you only read about, from the pygmy seahorse to the picture dragonet, as well as the seascapes of amazing hard and soft coral. The text is informative, as are the bios of the nearly two dozen famous shooters, including David Doubilet,Mark Strickland, Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock, Gerry Alan and Rogers Steene.

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Afraid of Sharks? Or Love Nemo? Here are fish that swim in the air! Perfect gifts for a diver's kids, that dive buddy, or for just for yourself -- Air Swimmers Remote Control Flying Clownfish and/or Air Swimmers Remote Control Flying Shark .

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