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AUSTRALIA - GENERAL
DIVE AUSTRALIA  - A HANDBOOK FOR SCUBA DIVERS
Peter Stone.

NEW - FIFTH EDITION

The definitive work. 

See further details under Dive Australia.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL SCUBA DIVERS, OF ALL LEVELS, AND SNORKELLERS

TOP DIVE SITES OF AUSTRALIA.  Now out of print.
Becca Saunders.   . 
This is a superb book as you would expect from such an accomplished photographer and dive author, with the contribution of many otehr photographers.. It covers twenty four of the top sites in Australian waters, from Rowley Shoals to Wilsons Promontory. All the favourites are there - the Yongala wreck, South West Rocks, the Port Phillip subs, the Cod Hole, the Swan, and cave diving in Mount Gambier. The photographs are excellent and the layout adds to the attraction of the book with fine maps good sized images. Text is limited but adequate with travel tips and operators included. Would make a great Christmas gift for any diver. 
Hardcover, large format, 160 pages full colour. $59.95 
ATLAS OF AUSTRALIAN DIVE SITES 
Keith Hockton.
This is a well put together book covering in brief detail some of the major dive sites in Australia, in full colour with mono maps of locations. The dive sites within each section chapter are indexed by degree of difficulty - Novice, Advanced, Expert, which is a useful guide. A typical location will have some sixty words, describing the terrain, accesibility,  marine life and visibility; this a basic indication of what is available in a well presented book. 
A practical book of ‘standard' book size, stiff laminated board cover, 288 pages, full colour. 
$29.95. 
AUSTRALIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC.  Sorry - out of print. No stock available.
Kevin Deacon. 
Brilliant photographs. Covers the major diving regions in Australia, and also Papua New Guinea, Solomons, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands. 
Hardcover, 247 pages, large format, full colour.
AUSTRALIA DOWN UNDER. Sorry - out of print. No stock available.
Christine Deacon & Kevin Deacon. 
Great photos. The finest colour publication of Australian dive locations. Covers all states, cave-diving, coral diving and shipwrecks. But what about Bass Strait? Arguably the best book on Australia's diving divided into sections on marine life, shipwrecks, temperate and tropical water diving. Many full page colour photos, many photographically aesthetic, others descriptive.
Hardcover, 272 pages, large format, full colour. 
TOM BYRON'S DIVE GUIDES

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THESE ARE THE DEFINITIVE GUIDES TO NEW SOUTH WALES AND QUEENSLAND
All softcover, with varying number of pages. Superbly illustrated with authors colour photos, and fine diagrams and maps. Extensive information on wrecks and major dive sites. These are the most detailed dive guides available on north-eastern and central-eastern Australia. Hundreds of dive sites are covered in each book, with sufficient detail to find the sites covered. In most instances, GPS markings are given for dive sites and shipwrecks. Snorkelling and spearfishing areas have not been neglected. Specific points of interest are noted; for example, unusual terrain such as caves and drop-offs (usually with a diagram), or specific habitats for marine life such as sharks and seals. A dive rating systeem has been introduced to show the 'difficulty' of each dive. Dive shops, charter operators and any other commercial interests are mentioned. 
Pages and sizes of each title vary.
SOUTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF.     Sorry - Out of Print, but contact us nevertheless as we occasionally have a second-hand copy availble. 
Covers the area from Tweed Heads to Great Keppel Islands, and therefore includes Whitsunday Islands (see also a separate book), Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island, Maroocydore, Noosa heads, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Lady Elliot Island, Heron Island and the Swain Reefs. 
CENTRAL GREAT BARRIER REEF.    $36.00
This covers the locations from Townsville to Mission Beach including the Coral Sea reefs and atolls; Dunk Island, Magnetic Island, the wreck of the Yongala, Flinders Cay. 
CAIRNS and NORTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF.    $36.00
This one contains detailed information on all the top dive locations on the Great Barrier reef north of Cairns including Port Douglas, Cooktown, Ribbon Reefs, the world famous 'Cod Hole', Lizard Island, far northern Coral Sea reefs, Barrier Reef, the wreck of the historic (and protected) Pandora, and Quetta. Accommodation on land and on live-aboard dive boards is included, and a brief expose of the marine life. 
WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS.  Sorry - out of print - and we have no copies available.
This covers the Whitsunday Islands in much greater detail than that of the Southern Barrier Reef, and is a must for anyone cruising the islands or staying on one of the land or island resorts. It includes dive sites and shipwrecks, accommodation and m,any interesting facts about this most beautiful region. Here you will also finsd details on the islands of Hamilton, Hayman, Daydream, South Molle, Hook, Long and Brampton, and details on the coastal towns. 
NEW SOUTH WALES NORTH COAST.    $36.00
Covers the region from North Head (Pot Jackson) right through to magnificent Byron Bay , with every known shipwreck and hundreds of dive sites covered with Tom's remarkable detail. 
Includes CD Rom with video clips, wrecks, photos. 
NEW SOUTH WALES SOUTH COAST.    $36.00
Covers from South Head (Port Jackson) down to Eden and Green Cape with sixty-four shipwrecks mentioned, and special sites where grey nurse sharks are guaranteed. 
Includes CD Rom with video clips, wrrecks, photos. 
JERVIS BAY.   $28.00   Out of print but we do have copies available.
Jervis Bay is one of the most popular regions for temperate water diving on the east coast of Australia, and has a number of excellent dive sites within the bay, heads and open coast. Includes CD-ROM.
A GUIDE TO SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES SHIPWRECKS
Tom Byron.  $28.00 
This excellent book is ideal for those wishing to dive or learn more about the ships sunk off the southern NSW coast. Eighty-seven ships are covered, most are steamers, and most have the GPS location markings, and/or visual guides, and location charts. Site information is covered and a history of the vessel, and its final moments. Includes 116 illustrations. The wrecksite drawings are of prticular interest.
Softcover, 160 pages, mono photographs, charts, drawings, ship index, quick reference of losses, list of ships known to have been lost but not found. And includes a CD-ROM
AUSTRALIA - REGIONAL
AUSTRALIA: SOUTHEAST COAST AND TASMANIA.
Peter Stone. 
Covers the best temperate water diving in Australia. A handy general indication of the major dive regions in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Fairly superficial in what it covers but gives and indication of the general regions where there is known excellen diving. 
Excellent photography of temperate water species.
Softcover, 88 pages. 
$16.95
QUEENSLAND COASTAL GUIDE.
Reader's Digest Publications. 
Aerial photographs of the major coastal regions. If you live on the coast, chances are you will see your house. Of use to divers although does not cover the more remote regions. A very informative book. Softcover, 224p, medium format. 
$24.00
Limited copies.
Note: Victoria, and New South Wales editions out of print.
DISCOVERING LORD HOWE ISLAND.
Edgecombe & Bennet.
Geographic and natural history. 
A general guide, useful for the diver but does not mention underwater sites. 
Softcover, 90p, some colour.
$10.00
DIVING AROUND VICTORIA'S SOUTH WEST.
Rob Porter. 
Dive sites from Moonlight Head to Portland. An informative guide. 
Softcover, 54 pages.
$10.00
DOWN UNDER AT THE PROM.
Marg O'Toole & Malcolm Turner. 
A very well presented book covering sites as well as marine animals off Wilsons Promontory. Commences with a description of the unique features of ‘The Prom', the diving opportunities, and use of underwater photography. This is followed by an extensive section on the marine life - why the Prom is so interesting: its seaweeds and grasses, the sponges, cnidarians, worms, mosses, crustacea, sea-spiders, echinoderms, molluscs, sea-squirts, fish, mammals and seabirds. A thirty page section covers the better dive sites in some detail.Definitely recommended reading. Covers the majopr locations, and strong on mrine life to be expected. Softcover,110 pages, further reading and index, full colour. 
$26.00
FLINDERS ISLAND.
Jean Edgecombe. 
An interesting historical guide. There is excellent diving on the island but nothing mentioned here. Softcover, 64 pages.
$10.00
AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF - A SHORT STAY GUIDE
This is the ideal book for anyone wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef. It is cheap in its price but not its content, having over 208 pages, covering the shore-based points of departure, the islands, and of course the reef itself. It includes diving and the dive tour operators. It tells you where and how you can dive the reef, the good and the not so good places, and where to learn to dive. It includes accommodation, how to get here, and points of interest, especially of not a diver or inbetween dive days. And if something is not up to an acceptable standard, the book tells you so. This really is a most useful book for anyone not familiar with ‘The Reef', and an absolute must for any overseas visitor. Sotcover, 208 pages, colour maps and photos. Great value, great information. 
$9.50
MARINER'S ATLAS VOLUME ONE - PORT STEPHENS (south) TO JERVIS BAY
MARINER'S ATLAS VOLUME TWO - PORT STEPHENS (north) TO BUNDABERG
 Each book contains a complete set of official Royal Australian Navy coastal charts, the only completely bound book of charts available on Australian waters. They represent incredible value and are a must for all dive operators and independent divers. Each RAN chart is in its original scale and in full colour. And as a bonus, even the inland waterways are included, and comprehensive information on boating. The geographical index makes it easy to locate the appropriate chart. A must for all dive instructors, dive operators and very important and useful for all divers. 
Large format, full colour, over 100 pages. Each  $64.00.
Note: Only Volume Two - Port Stephens to Bundaberg available. 
Sorry - no longer available.
PERTH DIVE GUIDE.
Dick Beilby. 
From Quinns down to Penguin Island, including Rottnest. Excellent, detailed guide. 
Softcover, 128 pages, colour plates.
$26.00
SHORES DIVES OF VICTORIA.
Ian Lewis. 
This excellent book covers some 120 dive sites from Cape Otway to Wilsons promontory, including Port Phillip and Westernport. The diagrams are detailed and enable the diver to locate the site precisely. Site descriptions and historic information of wrecks adds to the value of the book.  Meticulously researched and dived, it provides details of lanD access and underwater terrain including reefs, wrecks, piers, and seabed composition. Take this book with you and you can pinpoint your dive site. Quite superb. 
Softcover, 176 pages, mono photographs and many site charts.
$26.00
THE DIVE SITES OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND THE CORAL SEA
Neville Coleman. 
Exceptionally well illustrated, with the islands and reefs from the Capricorn and Bunker Groups (Heron island) to the far north reefs of Holmes, Bougainville and Osprey. The maps are excellent and the colour photographs relevant. Each site has a number of codes to indicate diveability. Coleman also includes a valuable section on travelling in Queensland, government rules and regulations, health and safety and tips on underwater photography. This is arguably the best single guide to the Great Barrier Reef. .Pity about the red and white dive flag shown in the diagrams - this is the USA standard flag, not the Australian standard - we have a blue and white swallowtail flag.
A New Holland publication. Softcover, 176 pages. full colour, maps. $32.00
Sorry, no longer available.
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