AUSTRALIA - A HANDBOOK FOR SCUBA DIVERS
- FIFTH EDITION
further details under Dive Australia.
RECOMMENDED FOR ALL SCUBA DIVERS, OF ALL LEVELS, AND SNORKELLERS
DIVE SITES OF AUSTRALIA. Now out
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.
large format, 160 pages full colour. $59.95
||ATLAS OF AUSTRALIAN
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.
AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC. Sorry - out
of print. No stock available.
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.
247 pages, large format, full colour.
DOWN UNDER. Sorry - out of print. No stock
Deacon & Kevin Deacon.
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.
272 pages, large format, full colour.
ARE THE DEFINITIVE GUIDES TO NEW SOUTH WALES AND QUEENSLAND
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.
and sizes of each title vary.
GREAT BARRIER REEF. Sorry
- Out of Print, but contact us nevertheless as we occasionally have a second-hand
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.
GREAT BARRIER REEF. $36.00
covers the locations from Townsville to Mission Beach including the Coral
Sea reefs and atolls; Dunk Island, Magnetic Island, the wreck of the Yongala,
and NORTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF. $36.00
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.
ISLANDS. Sorry - out of print -
and we have no copies available.
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.
SOUTH WALES NORTH COAST. $36.00
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.
CD Rom with video clips, wrecks, photos.
SOUTH WALES SOUTH COAST. $36.00
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.
CD Rom with video clips, wrrecks, photos.
BAY. $28.00 Out
of print but we do have copies available.
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
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
SOUTHEAST COAST AND TASMANIA.
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.
photography of temperate water species.
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.
Victoria, and New South Wales editions out of print.
LORD HOWE ISLAND.
and natural history.
general guide, useful for the diver but does not mention underwater sites.
90p, some colour.
AROUND VICTORIA'S SOUTH WEST.
sites from Moonlight Head to Portland. An informative guide.
UNDER AT THE PROM.
O'Toole & Malcolm Turner.
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.
interesting historical guide. There is excellent diving on the island but
nothing mentioned here. Softcover, 64 pages.
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.
ATLAS VOLUME ONE - PORT STEPHENS (south) TO JERVIS BAY
ATLAS VOLUME TWO - PORT STEPHENS (north) TO BUNDABERG
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.
format, full colour, over 100 pages. Each $64.00.
Only Volume Two - Port Stephens to Bundaberg available.
- no longer available.
Quinns down to Penguin Island, including Rottnest. Excellent, detailed
128 pages, colour plates.
DIVES OF VICTORIA.
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.
176 pages, mono photographs and many site charts.
DIVE SITES OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND THE CORAL SEA
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.
New Holland publication. Softcover, 176 pages. full colour, maps. $32.00
no longer available.