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Welcome to our large range of DIVING and UNDERWATER books.

Oceans Enterprises are publishers and distributors of books of  interest to the professional and sport scuba diver, oceanographer,maritime archaeologist, marine naturalist and scientist - indeed anyone interested in the marine world and seeking  underwater books - with over 400 titles in stock. Established in 1981, we are based in south-east Australia and service any country in the world which has a viable postal service. 

Use our book category links, or the search engine.   HOW TO ORDER - EMAIL, PHONE, POST

See also non-diving books on General Maritime, Ships, Shipping, Voyages and PNG, Pacific, Military ? War.

DVDs, and Videos.

LINK TO LINKS - SPONSORED WEBSITES

CONTACT
Oceans Enterprises, 
303 Commercial Road, 
Yarram, Victoria 3971, Australia
Phone:International+ 61 3 5182 5108. 
Australia (03) 5182 5108

Email:peter@oceans.com.au


 
TO ORDER OR ENQUIRE ON ANY BOOK SIMPLY EMAIL DETAILS OR QUERY
peter@oceans.com.au 
Mastercard and Visa accepted. 

 
RECENT AQUISTIONS
LINK ON IMAGE  -   THE MOST RECENT RELEASES ARE AT THE TOP
NOTE: Image size does not reflect relative size of book. 
NOTE: Some of these titles are no longer available through Oceans Enterprises.

DIVE AUSTRALIA
Latest Fifth Edition.
Hardcover, 1022 pages, 
over 500 mono photographs and 16 colour plates.
$56.00
(Postage $12 anywhere in Australia). 
 

DOWN UNDER MAGIC
The Early Years of Skin and Scuba Diving.
Link here for more details.

SHIPWRECKS - A PRACTICAL GUIDE
TO RESEARCH AND DISCOVERY
Peter Taylor. $40.00
Link on image for more details.

WRECK-OLLECTIONS
Volume Three.
Ships and shipwrecks in Queensland waters. 
Link on image for further details of this, and the previous two volumes.
Click on images for further details.
FOR ALL BOOK CATEGORIES, 
SEE FRAME ON THE LEFT
OR LINK HERE.
.... VICTORIA SHIPWRECKS SERIES
Don Love.
All five volume now available.
SHIPWRECKS ON THE EAST GIPPSLAND COAST
SHIPWRECKS ON THE SOUTH GIPPSLAND COAST
SHIPWRECKS AROUND PORT PHILLIP
SHIPWRECKS ON VICTORIA'S WEST COAST
SHIPWRECKS OF PORT PHILLIP
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FRED CALHOUNS 'BASIC' BOOKS:
BASIC SCUBA
BASIC TECHNICAL DIVING MANUAL
DOING SCUBA RIGHT
PHYSICS FOR DIVERS
PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY FOR SCUBA DIVERS
TECHNICAL NITROX DIVING
THE HISTORY OF SCUBA GEAR

WORLD ATLAS OF MARINE FISHES
WORLD ATLAS OF MARINE FAUNA
(Field Guide) MARINE FISHES OF TROPICAL
AUSTRALIA AND SOUTH-EAST ASIA
 

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THE PEARL SHELL DIVERS (DVD)
THE WRECKS OF TRUK LAGOON (DVD)
PHOTO GUIDE to SEASHORE LIFE in AUSTRALIA
A HANDBOOK TO AUSTRALIAN SEASHELLS
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THE EXPEDITION MANUAL

THE CRABB ENIGMA
DEEPER SPORT DIVING ? DIVE COMPUTERS
WRECK, BOAT AND DRIFT DIVING
NIGHT DIING, UNDERWATER NAVIGATION ? LIMITED VISIBILITY DIVING
THE CRABB ENIGMA

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INVESTIGATING --- DIVING ACCIDENTS
DIVING IN HIGH-RISK ENVIRONMENTS
IRONSUIT
WOMEN AND PRESSURE
DIVING SCIENCE

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THE ESSENTIALS OF CAVE DIVING
DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY
ANOTHER WHITSTABLE TRADE
(History of Helmet Diving)
THE INFERNAL DIVER
THE PROFESSIONAL DIVER'S HANDBOOK.
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WHO LIED? Loss of Ly-ee-Moon.
DEEP, DARK AND DANGEROUS - Salvage Divers
LAST OF THE BLUEWATER HUNTERS
DESCENT INTO DARKNESS
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OXFORD COMPANION TO SHIPS ? THE SEA.
LIFE AND DEATH OF THE 'ROYAL CHARTER' 
FIVE BELLS - JOB DONE -
DECOMPRESSION FOR DIVERS
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SHIPWRECKS OF THE FORTH AND TAY 
TROPICAL REEF FISHES OF INDONESIA/MARINE LIFE
SAIL TRADERS OF PORT PHILLIP AND VICTORIA - VOL 1.
ASSESSMENT OF MEDICAL FITNESS FOR SCUBA DIVERS
THE GENERAL GRANT'S GOLD
.......
VICTORIA'S SHIP'S GRAVEYARD
BENEATH THE SEVEN SEAS
SEAHORSES AND THEIR RELATIVES
THE 'PORPOISE' 
INDO PACIFIC NUDIBRANCHS AND SEA SLUGS
..,...
MYOLA - SYDNEY'S LAST SHIPWRECK
THE TRAGIC TRIO - UNDOLA, MYOLA, TUGGERAH (DVD)
SHARKS AND RAYS OF AUSTRALIA- Last and Stevens. New, 2nd edition.
THE HISTORY OF OILFIELD DIVING - Christopher Swann
GRANT'S GUIDE TO FISHES - New 11th edition.
WRECK, RESCUE ? SALVAGE - Dick Jolly.
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SEA SNAKES
UNDER THE SEA - Saunders
FIELD GUIDE TO MARINE INVERTEBRATES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
WRECK-OLLECTIONS, Vol 2 (Queensland wrecks)
DEEP-SEA DETECTIVES. 
AUSTRALIAN MARINE LIFE, 
......
FISHES OF AUSTRALIA'S SOUTHERN COAST - Eds. Gomon et al.
TOP WRECK DIVES OF THE WORLD
SHIPWRECK ARCHAEOLOGY IN AUSTRALIA
DIVER - TONY GROOM
NUDIBRANCHS OF THE WORLD
We are International mail-order suppliers and distributors of books to the general public and the diving industry. Ordering is easy - via phone, fax,post or e-mail. We have over 400 titles in our main catalog, and also have a number of second-hand titles. Searching for a particular diving or marine-related book? Contact us - we will be pleased to assist as best we can. We also publish a number of books not related to the marine world - military and Australian history. For underwater books on all subjects - scuba diving, commercial diving, wreck books, technical diving, underwater photography, dive travel, hyperbaric medicine, fishes and sharks, marine science, oceanography, all aspects of marine life books - we have, perhaps, the largest range in the world.
Established 1982; on-line since 1997.

All prices are in Australian Dollars.
For approximate values in US dollars, multiply Australian dollars by 0.68 - note: this rates varies considerably day by day. Better still, use theCurrency Converter

Use our SEARCH ENGINE to locate titles, authors, descriptions..

Please Note: We do not operate a 'shopping cart'. I don't like the remoteness and formality of the internet when it comes to 'shopping' and prefer a more personal approach. Email us with your selections and dont hesitate to ask a question. ALL mail is answered. 
 


 
 
With all the misery in the world, the misunderstanding, intollerance, fanaticism, greed and abuse, it is wonderfull to appreciate that this is not the way of the universe, and not the way God, your God,meant it to be.
The smile of a child tells us that.

Young Dario Romeo, then three years old;  the son of Dr Alberto Romeo, the pioneer Italian underwater photographer and author. See his new book above. (Photo taken some thirty years ago). 

Kid's quotes.


"Water - the ocean - is our most natural environment. 
We are born naked from the miniature ocean of the mother's womb." 
Jacques Mayol, 1927-2001

"You all have to pay $2.00 to come in. Old people only pay $1.00."
Sign written and placed at the reception desk by my (then) six year old son. Thanks Sam!!! Thats what happens when you have children late in life.

"People who live within their means suffer from a lack of imagination."  Oscar Wilde.

"Why is it that Seaworld serves fish in their restaurant? I can't help thinking that I'm eating a slow learner."

"Buy more books". Peter Stone.

"My dad was a sailor on the ocean He knows all about the ocean. What he doesn't know is why he quit being a sailor and married my mom".  (Seven year old kid - not MY kid). More kids quotes.

 NEW and SPECIAL ITEMS

 
FIFTH EDITION of DIVE AUSTRALIA has been released, and is now available. 
It is a hardcover book of over 1022 pages, with over 500 mono photographs and 16 colour plates.
Enter on the book right for further details.
See further details on the Dive Australia  page.
Excellent value: $56.00
(Postage $12 anywhere in Australia). 
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS 
And Other Maritime Incidents.
Includes no less than 15,600 alphabetic entries of  vessels of all rigs, sizes, and shapes, that have been lost, or involved in a major maritime incident:  the definitive reference on Australian ship losses. Such a listing has never before been achieved. That it has now been published is due to the extensive primary research of some three hundred  authors of shipwreck and maritime publications.   The objective is to provide a short entry for each vessel, with relevant physical details, history, and information on her loss or incident. This is followed by a code to a published book or reference so as to provide the reader with a means of finding further information; the encyclopedia is thus very much a bibliography. 
Hardcover, dustjacket, 1232 pages, 190 x 250 mm portrait size, a small number of photographs, 40 maps, gazetteer, glossary, bibliography, chronology, statistics, and research advice. $68.00, plus $12 postage anywhere in Australia (includes GST).  Overseas postage at cost.  Link here for further details.
THE LAST NEW GUINEA SALVAGE PIRATE 
Fritz Herscheid.
If you only read one diving book this year, then it should be this remarkable book. Some of the dives will horrify you - 300 ft on air inside a ship trying to put out a condenser, diving for silver coins under the control of the Marcos clan in the Philippines, beating off rival salvage divers for legal and illegal gains in the many wrecks of Papua New Guinea. A great book. 
Hardcover, dustjacket, 496 pages, mono and colour prints. $56.00

For a full description, link on the book image.

WORLD ATLAS OF MARINE FISHES
Rudie H. Kuiter and Helmut Debelius.
This enormous book is the most comprehensive of fish identification guides that I have seen. It includes over six thousand full colour photograph covring 4,200 species, and claims to be a new benchmark for fish identification. ‘Presented here are the fishes one is likely to see when diving or snorkelling, as well as those that are of interest to those who main seawater aquariums.  It includes both tropical and temperate fishes, those that inhbit rocky reefs and coral reefs, inshore and offshore, and pelagics. The text is not extensive, with general information on habitat and distribution, number of species within a group, behaviour, aquarium considerations, identification between sexes and age. It is an invaluabl reference book for anyone interested in fishes. It is indeed huge, wighing in at over 3kg. Hardcover, laminated boards, just under A4 size, 720 pages full colour throughout, general contents list, scientific species name index. $148.00
Prepared for Marine History Publications.
THE AUSTRALIA RUN
Jack Loney and Peter Stone $56.00
Volume 6 in the series -AUSTRALIANSHIPWRECKS.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 360 pages,mono photographs.
Covers those vessels lostbetweenthe United Kingdom and Australia.
Although the final bookinthe series, The Australia Run stands alone in its coverage of the vesselslost,not only on Australian shores, but enroute to or from Australia. 
For a full description,linkto The Australia Run.
Write underwater with an ordinarypencil.
AQUANOTES
$15.00 per pad.
A most valuable aid forthediver and anyone involved in water activities. Ideal for taking observationnotes,or simply to communicate underwater or in wet conditions. Slipsinto divevest for easy access. Fifty sheets 90 x 130 mm in size, spiralbound, withstiff plastic covers for easy of writing. No metal - no rusting.Sheetsmay be torn off or remain on pad.
WE HAVE ABOUT 400 NEW BOOK TITLES IN STOCK and MANY SECOND-HAND BOOKS.
Check out our book catelgories below or link on the frame list to the left.
No category list on the left? Link here.

BOOK CATEGORIES
Browse our categories, or use the drop-down list or search facility
We have over 400 specialist books listed, each with an appropriate description to assist your selection.
To order, simply note title and contact us. See Administration- Order Information for further details.
Please note:For your convenience, we have included some 'usually available' second-handbooksin the new book categories below - they are indicated accordingly.
OUR OWN OCEANS ENTERPRISES PUBLICATIONS
DiveAustralia,The Lady and the President,
HostagestoFreedom - The Fall of Rabaul
Several titles.
SCUBA DIVER'S LOGBOOK
Record your dives, one per page, in 100-log book.
AQUANOTES
Write underwater with an ordinary pencil.
DIVING TEXTS GENERAL
Narratives, Biographies, Anthologies.Novels.
Oceans and Oceanography.
Naval,Military,US SEALS, Special Operations.
History of Diving.    Pearl Diving
PICTORIALS - PHOTOGRAPHY
Special Interest.
Underwater Still Photography and Video
MARINE LIFE
General,no fish.
Invertebrates. Shells. 
Corals, Coral Reefs and Great Barrier Reef
Marine mammals.
FISHES AND SHARKS
IKAN SERIES
Marine life identification books of the highest quality.
Crustacea, Nudibranchs, Cephalopods, Elasmobranchs.
Asia Pacific,Coral Sea, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean.
DIVING  INSTRUCTION
Sport diving.   Commercial diving.
Hyperbaric Medicine.
Mixed Gas and Technical diving.
Cave and Cavern diving.
TRAVEL-DIVE GUIDES and LOCATIONS
Australia.
Pacific,SE Asia, The World.
WRECKS
Australian Shipwrecks.
International shipwrecks and salvage.
Maritime Archaeology and History
Salvage and Treasure.
AUSTRALIAN STATE GOVERNMENT  MARINE
PUBLICATIONS
SouthAustralia.
Tasmania.
Victoria.
DVDs
We don't stock an extensive range of underwater DVDs, but these are excellent and are of great interest.
DIVE MAGAZINES
We don't trade in these but we do have quite a few copies of old Australian dive magazines.
ONE-OFF SPECIALS - ALL CATEGORIES
New books but most are out of print with only one copy available.
(Hey...Baxter,my beautiful bull terrier, was a one-off.) 
SECOND-HAND BOOKS
All diving-relatedcategories.
Note: Some of the more popular out-of-printbooks 
are included in the main listing of new books.
BOOKS WANTED
We are seeking many second-hand titles. Perhaps you have copies for sale.
We are always interested in buying second-hand dive book.
MILITARY BOOKS
A small selection of new and second-hand titles, 
mainly on the Pacific War.
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
A small selection of books on  general photography.
(For books on underwater photography see above)
BOOKS ON PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE PACIFIC
A small selection of new and second-hand books.

BOOK SERVICES
GENERAL BOOK INFORMATION
BookNotes, Information on Out-of-Print books.

SUGGESTED READING  LIST
Recommended reading within categories of interest. 

BOOKCHAT
Answers specific customer queries to Oceans Enterprises on a range of books and subjects relevant to our services.Perhaps a reply here answers your query. 

THE AUTHORS
You may like to meet a few of the authors whose books you can obtain through Oceans Enterprises.

REVIEWS.
Published reviewsof some of our books. 
(There is also a link to the review from the respective catalog entry).

VIDEOS and DVDs
A new DVD on the wreck of the President Coolidge

OTHER GOODIES- BOOKS
Links to other books and assorted goodies that we do not sell, but may be ofinterestto you.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL AUSSIE DIVE SHOP
Provides a list of dive shops - your local dive shop may have the book you require.


SUGGESTED READING


BOOKCHAT


THE AUTHORS

.BOOK UPDATES
Covers additional material and errata as provided direct from the author or publisher. 
Enter on the image.
ENCYCLOPEDIA of AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS
Peter Stone
AUSTRALIAN
MARINE
LIFE
Graham Edgar
HOSTAGES TO FREEDOM - THE FALL OF RABAUL 
PeterStone
DIVE AUSTRALIA.
4th Edition
PeterStone
THE AUSTRALIA RUN
JackLoneyand Peter Stone
THE LADY AND THE PRESIDENT
Peter  Stone

..ADMINISTRATION
WHO and WHERE are WE.
We are located in one of the most beautiful coastal and rural areas on this earth.
HOW TO ORDER DETAILS. 
Terms and Conditions, Postage, Credit Cards.
CURRENCY CONVERTER.
Convertsallcurrencies - for your convenience.
FOR RESELLERS- DIVE SHOPS AND BOOKSHOPS.
Our policyand conditions.
A STATEMENT ON THE GST AND THE 
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR.
The tax that we had to have, and our falling economy.
OUR PRICING AND POLICY PLEDGE.
Trying to do the right thingbyyou, the customer.
OUR CREDIT CARD and MAIL ORDER POLICY

THE OCEAN WORLD
THE OCEAN WORLD
 Special  topics  relevent to the marine world, and its preservation. 
TAKING THE PLUNGE
Learning recreational scuba diving, the THREE GOLDEN RULES, and FAQs - Frequently  Asked Questions.
IMPORTANT OCEAN and DIVING LINKS.
These  include a number of interesting and important links to relevant websites,of interestto divers. Most have been extracted from Peter Stone's Dive Australia.They include links to general scuba diving sites, shipwrecks,marine life,dive news and information, weather and tides, government departmentsandtravel.
WORLD NEWS.
Of  particular  interest to divers.
HISTORY OF DIVING
Some  notes  on the history of diving, and links.

THE OCEAN WORLD


TAKING THE PLUNGE

A BIT OF FUN
EVER HAD A BAD DIVE? READ THIS AND DONT COMPLAIN.
Going down in Mexico City.
THE WORD ACCORDING TO JIM CHURCH.
"Always pee in your wetsuit - there is no such thing as a dry suit."
QANTASTIC!!
Our national airline loses its sense of humour.
AT YOUR SERVICE! OUR STAFF!!:
Meet Ernieand Arrfa, Burnsy and Gracie.
ARE YOU A DIVER ? DO YOU MEET THE HIGH STANDARDS REQUIRED?
I bet you don't!!!
WHO SAID THAT?
A few famous - and not so famous - quotes from writers past and present,
relevent to the sea.
KIDS'QUOTES- DON'T YOU JUST LOVE 'EM
These are really funny - and intuitive.
WHERE DO YOU STAND DEMOGRAPHICALLY?
Don't be depressed - you are better off than you think.
HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN A TRIP DOWN RIVER IN A BOAT?
NOT THIS WAY I BET.
I've heard of people slipping under the bridge before - but a whole boat!! This is remarkable. 

"What!! You don't like foreplay?"

SPONSORED SITES
Link on to bar graphic. 
CLASSIC DIVE BOOKS
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS
GIPPSLAND REGIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM - Port Albert, Victoria
AUSTRALASIAN MARITIME HISTORICAL SOCIETY
HISTORICAL DIVING SOCIETY - SOUTH-EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC
JACK LONEY PUBLICATIONS
THE STONE COLLECTION - Recorded music and 78 rpm records.
THE STONE FAMILY
PHOTOBOOKS - Ideas, Examples.
MY MELBOURNE - A Personal Look at 'the most liveable city in the world'.
ISLE OF PINES - New Caledonia
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

 
CONTACT DETAILS
To order,just email us with the book title.
For more information, orders,
comments or just to say G'day!!, 
e-mail us at peter@oceans.com.au
We reply to all mail as a matter of courtesy.
Orders to anywhere in the world. 
Australian Business Number 32 879 805 596
Established 1981. 
G'DAY!!
Mail:Oceans Enterprises, 303 Commercial Road, Yarram, Victoria 3971, Australia
Phone:International+ 61 3 5182 5108. Australia (03) 5182 5108
Email:peter@oceans.com.au
When emailing us - please include a relevant note in the 'subject' field. We are receiving so much SPAM email that it is straining our server and our patience, and taking up our time in eliminating unwanted messages. And Spammers, please be aware that I do not need a loan, you can give my European lottery winnings to charity, I am not interesting in laundering money from Nigeria, I have no relative that would leave me a ten million dollar inheritance, I am quite satisfied with the length of my manly appendage, I have no use for performance-enhancing drugs as I no longer perform, and, despite the previous statement, I no longer have any interest in viewing Cindy in her bedroom. 
Only when we have developed a full understanding and appreciation of the animal kingdom can we regard ourselves as being truly civilized.
BARRY MAY AND COD ON GBR

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