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SECOND HAND
UNDERWATER and MARINE
BOOKS
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We have about five hundred second-hand books relating to diving, the marine sciences, wrecks and the like. We have catalogued some of the diving books, but not the marine and wreck books. In the meantime, if you have any specific wants, let us know. 

Please note - we are always on the lookout for old, pre-loved diving books within the range as indicated in this catalog.

We are having difficulty keeping this second-hand book site current. As we have hundreds of books coming and and out of the business, the dynamics of the page have resulted in some neglect on our part, with resorces devoted to more immdiate needs. Therefore,  some of the books may no longer be available, and others on our shelves, not listed as yet; we welcome the day when they too can be included. Prices also change considerable, depending on the quality and scarcity of the book. So, if you want anything on the following list, or perhaps even a title we have never heard of, contact us and we will email you with the availability of your order. Use the prices as a guide only.

Note also that some of the major titles are listed under the relevant sections in our new book sections, with notation that only second-hand copies may occasionally be available. 

CLASSIC DIVE BOOKS
For a comprehensive listing of old diving books, see Classic Dive Books, under our Sponsored Sites
The Classic Dive Books site frequently provides a greater description, and sometimes a review, of the vessels listed below.

DUST JACKETS.
We can supply a wide range of dust jackets for your old diving books, computer generated from the original, and protected with library-quality film. These make the book look like new, and are espcially valuable if you do not have a dust jackt on a hard-cover book, or you want to protect the original jacket behind the created one. Cost is $20.00. 

Second-hand books from the listing below can be supplied with a jacket for the additional cost if one does not already exist.
 

JUST A FEW TITLES THAT WE FREQUENTLY, BUT NOT ALWAYS, HAVE IN STOCK
ABOVE US THE WAVES
The Story of Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes.
C.E.T. Warren & James Benson. Pub.in 1953. 
The definitive work on the development and deployment during world war 2. 
Hardcover, dust-jacket, 256 pages, 38 mono prints and diagrams.
Price range $45 - $60
TO HIDDEN DEPTHS
Captain Philippe Tailliez. 
Commander of the Undersea Research Group of the French Navy. 
First published in England by William Kimber & Co, London, 1954. 
Hardcover, dust jacket, 188 pages, 47 mono plates, drawings and maps. 
Price range $45-$60. 
UNDERWATER HUNTING
Gilbert Doukan. 
First published in Great Britain in 1953. One of the earliest books on the subject. Covers technique, the dangers, equipment, and many annecdotes. A real classic. 
Hardcover, dust jacket, 162 pages, 16 mono prints.
Price raNGE $30-$40
THE SILENT WORLD
J.Y.Cousteau and Frederic Dumas. 
First published in Great Britain 1953. 
The book that make Jack famous, and still a remarkable book to read and to learn; a true underwater classic, even if you think he may have 'gone commercial' in the end. 
Hardcover, dust jacket, 150 pages, 48 mono prints, 16 in colour.
Price range $
AUSTRALIAN DIVING TITLES

ANDREWARTHA, Barry.
A GUIDE TO SKINDIVING AND SPEARFISHING.  
No date - early 1970s. Equipment, Technique, Locations, Fish. Still relevant. Good clean copy. 128 pages.
Collectors Item. Occasionally available. Contact us.

ANDREWARTHA, Barry
SPEARFISHING IN VICTORIA. 
68 pages, saddle-stiched. No date (late 1960s?). Note some of the old faces. Information is still current. Good clean copy. Collectors Item. Occasionally available. Contact us.

ANDREWARTHA, Barry & STEWART, Lindsay.
SPEARFISHING FOR SPORT AND PLEASURE. 
No date - late 1960s. Good clean copy. Collector's Item. Occasionally available. Contact us.

ANDREWARTHA, Barry & MONTCALM, Robin. 
SPEARFISHING IN SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES. 
No date - late 1960s. Material still relevant. 
Excellent copy, small biro mark on cover.  Collectors Item.Occasionally available. Contact us.

ANDREWARTHA, Barry & KEMP, Peter. $15.00-
SPEARFISHING IN NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES and Southern Queensland.
No date - late 1960s. Material still relevant. Excellent copy, small biro mark on cover.  Collectors Item. Occasionally available. Contact us.

BENHAM, Clarence.  Several copies, various conditions. $25 - $35.00 
DIVER'S LUCK . A Story of Pearling Days.
First pub. 1949. This reprint 1951. Hard, d/jkt, 258p. Hard-hat diving in Torres Strait, Cape York and Solomons. A great read.Good copy but torn d/jkt. 

BURCHELL, Dave.  $30.00 
ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
An autobiography of a remarkable  Australian diver - a man with one leg whose activities were incredible. Beutifully written - a "must read" for all divers. As new copy. 

CHRISTOPHER, Peter.
DIVERS GUIDE TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA.   $10.00
No date. Softcover, 40 p. Mono prints. A good general guide to the main sites, with bearings.

COLEMAN, Neville
THE UNDERWATER AUSTRALIA  DIVE GUIDE. $10.00 
One and only edition 1987. Dive locations and services around Australia, aand general info on marine life. 
Good copy. 

CROPP, Ben          $20.00 - $50.00
HANDBOOK FOR SKINDIVERS
A number of editions - see our classic books site.

CROPP, Ben    $15.00
WHALE OF A SHARK
Diving in the Coral Sea. Hard, dust jkt, 128p. Good copy.

DENMEAD, Doug     $20.00
SKINDIVERS & SHIPWRECKS
Diving in Victorian waters, mainly off southern Port Philip Bay and west coast. An excellent book. Soft, about 80 pages, pub. late 1970s.  Rare - Collector's item. 

DU CROS, Edward    Several copies available, various conditions $25.00 - $35.00
SKINDIVING IN AUSTRALIA
First published in 1960, this is the earliest of Australian diving literature. Hard, dust jkt, 150p. Mono prints. An important chronicle of early diving. .Collector's Item. 

EDWARDS, Hugh.  $12.00
SKINDIVING 
This Paul Hamlyn book is haardcover, dust jkt, 96 A4 size pages, published in 1975. Some colour.  Should be called Scubadiving as covers techniques, dangers, marine life, treasure, responsibility. Excellent copy.

FAUI SNORKEL DIVING INSTRUCTORS GUIDELINES $10.00
Federation of Australian Underater Instructors. No date - probably early 1970s. In binder.

FAUL PROCEDURES MANUAL. $10.00
Federation of Australiaan Underwater Instructors. 4-ring binder. Perth, 1989. 

LEWIS, Ian.  $10.00
DIVES OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN - SHORE DIVES OF BASS STRAIT. 
Soft, 176 pages, index. Mono prints. 1988. Many location drawings. An excellent guide, detailed. (Also available as new copy).

LINES, Barry $5.00 - $15.00
DOWNUNDER, DOWNUNDER. 
Hard, dust jkt, 144p. 1970. This little heard of book is one of the first by an Australian diver, and surely the first in colour. Marine life, Australian locations, equipment. Good copy..

MONKMAN, Noel. $15.00 
QUEST OF THE CURLY TAILED HORSES.
Hard, d/jkt, mono and colour opirnts. Ex library but good condition. 1962. A wonderful  authobiography of one of Australia's early underwater cinematographers. 

MONKMAN, Noel Several copies, various condition $10.00 
ESCAPE TO ADVENTURE. 
Hard, dust jkt, 182p. 1956. One of the earliest of Australian diving literature on marine scince and adventure, set mainly on GBR. A ‘must read' for the Aussie diver.
Good copy. 

MORRISON, Hugh & SINCLAIR, Steve   $10.00
INTERNATIONAL SCUBA DIVER
Soft, 192. 1984. An excellent primer for scuba divers, still current. Good copy. 

NAYLER, Geoff.   $15.00
MY CEILING THE WAVES.
Soft, 88p, no date - 1970s. One of the early classics, by a top Victorian diver. Wrecks off Port Phillip, Mt Gambier, other tales. Now well out of print. rare. 

ROCKMAN, Irvin  $20.00
UNDERWATER AUSTRALIA. 
Hard, large format, 112 pages. 1974. Photos by the ex-Lord Mayor of Melbourne; Rockman is a keen diver and u/water photographer. This copy knocked about a bit. 

SILVESTER, Bill  $10.00
THE DOWN UNDER SCUBA DIVER.
Soft, 126p. No date - late 1960s. Any Aussie diver with twenty-years expereince would know this book as it was the definitive text (and only Australian one) at the time. Brilliant. 

THOMAS, Robert & McKENZIE, Bart. $10.00
THE DIVER'S MEDICAL COMPANION. 
Soft, 184p. No date - early 1970s. Was the definitive work, and still a most valuable text - and at the right price. Excellent copy. 

INTERNATIONAL DIVING TITLES

BLADER, A.P.  $15.00
THE COMPLETE MANUAL OF SKINDIVING 
Hard, d/jkt, 302p. 1968. One of the earliest texts on dive training and practice. As new copy.

BARADA, Bill. $20.00
LET'S GO DIVING
Revised edition 1977. Illustrated Diving manual. 64p. Saddle stiched. Good condition.

BERGE, Victor   $35.00
DANGER IS MY LIFE 
One of the early classics of diving literature.  First edition (1954).Hard, d/jkt, 184p. Diving in the Pacific, captured and imprisoned by Jap. in WW2. 

BRIDGES, Lloyd . With computer generated dusk jacket scanned from original $35.00 - $50.00
MASK AND FLIPPERS.
The Story of Skin Diving by ‘Mike Nelson of the Sea Hunt'. First British edition, 1961. Hard, d/jkt, 189p.. A great read - a must for all divers. Vey difficult to locate. Contact us to be put on the list.

COUSTEAU, J.Y. with Frederic Dumas.
THE SILENT WORLD   $40.00 With computer generated dust jacket scanned from original.
First edition 1953. Hard, d/jkt, 148p. The classic, containing some of the first colour u/water photos. This edition 1953, 7th imp. Good clean copy. 

COUSTEAU, J.Y with James Dugan.  $25.00
THE LIVING SEA 
First British edition published in 1963. Hard, dust jkt, 212 pages. Now a collectors item although has been reprinted.

DIOLE, Philippe. $25.00
UNDERSEA ADVENTURES
Readers Union edition 1954. Hard, d/jkt, 184p. Early diving history. Mono photos.
An important work. First in get ones with dust jacket.

DIVING OFFICER'S CONFERENCE 
British Sub-Aqua Club. 1976. $10.00
118 pages, soft. 
Proceedings, 27-28 November 1976, London. Good clean copy - new.

DUGAN, James   $40.00
MAN EXPLORES THE SEA
Hard, just jkt, 366 pages. The definitive work on early u/water exploration and the development of diving. Superb reading. 1956 first edition. Excellent condition. No dust jacket. 

DUTON, Geoffret Fraser. $10.00
SWIMMING FREE 
On and below the surface of lake, river and sea. 1972. Hard, dust jacket, 154p. Diving mainly Scotland, and world travels. 

ELLMAN, Van  $10.00 
THE YOUNG SPORTSMAN'S GUIDE TO SKINDIVING
Soft, 96p, 1967. No correct sexist writing here! ‘A complete guide for the beeginner including many hints and tips for the experienced diver. 

ERICKSON, Ralph.   $4.00
A GUIDE TO UNDERWATER NAVIGATION. 1971. 
54p. Saddle stiched. 

ERICKSON, Ralph D.  $15.00
DISCOVER THE UNDERWATER WORLD. $15.00 
The complete Guide to the Art and Science of Skin & Scuba Diving. Soft, 132p. 1972. Published by US Divers. One of the earliest of sport diving texts, and still useful. 

EUNSON, Robert.   THE PEARL KING 
The Story of the fabulkous Mikimoto. Hard, dust jkt, 206p. 1956. An excellent read about pearls and pearl divers. $30.00

FULTON, John  & GORDON, Steven   $5.00
DIVING WEST - (Southern California)
1972. 114 pages. More than 200 locations listed. 

HISCOK, K & BAUME, A.D. $15.00
PROGRESS IN UNDERWATER SCIENCE.
 Volume 2 of the Report of the Underwater Association. Hard, dust jkt, 134p. Incls interpretation of the 1975 Loch Ness pictures. Excellent condition. 

HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND SCUBA DIVING. $15.00
Proceedings of a symposium on underwater physicology. April 10-11, 1970. Scripps Institute. 170 pages. Excellent copy. 

INTERNATIONAL DIVER INDEX - The World Wide Divers Directory. 1973.   $10.00
Facilities and services - in English, French, German  and Spanish. 398p, soft. Good copy. First edition - Collectors Item. 

INTERNATIONAL DIVING MANUAL $18.00
Underwater Speleology. Fresh Water Diving. CMAS 1972. 96p, soft. 

JACOBSEN et al.  $10.00
SAFETY IN MANNED DIVING.
Softcover, 90p, 1984. Commercial offsshore diving, afety, medical, hazards off the Norwegian continental shelf. 

JEPPESEN      $10.00
SPORT DIVING MANUAL, with Snorkelers Guide, and Workbook - 3 books. Soft, about 200p. Pub 1975. Was the bible in those days. Good condition. 

KENNY, John E.  $35.00
BUSINESS OF DIVING. 
Hard, dust jkt, 302p. First pub. 1972; this copy 1973 printing. Mainly commercial diving, some sport and scientific. Excellent book and still sought. This copy fine but work dust jacket. 

KENYON, Ley and DE HAAS, Werner  $30.00 
AQUALUNG DIVING.
A Complete and Practical Guide to the Underwater World.
1970, Britain. Hard, 350 pages, dust jacket. Excellent condition. 

KETELS, Henry & McDOWELL, Jack  $6.00 
SAFE SKIN AND SCUBA DIVING. 
Adventure in the Underater World. Soft, 234p. 1975. An instructional text. 

LARSEN, Egon  $10.00
MEN UNDER THE SEA.
Hard, 224p. 1955. And yet another classic of early diving literature. Good coverage of early diving and exploration. Ex. Lib copy - poor conssition but readable. No dust jacket. 

LEE, Owen.  $20.00
THE SKIN DIVER'S BIBLE.
‘An Indispensable Guide to Scuba abd Snorkel Diving'. Soft, 160p. Published in 1963 so is one fo the earlier books on instruction - even how to put fins on. A good book in its time. 

LUMIERE, Cornel. $35.00
BENEATH THE SEVEN SEAS.
Hard, 240p. 1956. Another early diving classic, with more than just spearfishing.

MacINNIS, Joe.  $10.00
UNDERWATER MAN. 
Hard, dust jkt, 142p
Expeditions during 196ps and early 1970s by this noted Canadain explorer/diver. A great read. 

MacINNIS, Joseph  $5.00
UNDERWATER MAN.
Soft, 142p. Expeditions during 196ps and early 1970s by this noted Canadain explorer/diver.
A great read. Good copy but with marked cover. 

MATKIN, R.B. & BROOKES, G.F.  $10.00 
SCUBA DIVER. 
The Path to Underwateer Adventure
Hard, 152p, small format. 1963. Another British book on the subject. Quite interesting.

MAY, Judy Gail  $15.00
SCUBA DIVER'S GUIDE TO UNDERWATER VENTURES 
‘- what to do after diving skills are mastered': photography, fishwatching, wrecks and treasure, collecting. 1973. Interesting. As new copy. 

PADI ADVANCED DIVER MANUAL.  $15.00
Soft, 234p. 1984. Navigation, night diving, search and salvage, deep diving. An excellent manual as would be expected from PADI. As new copy. 

PAPAGRIGORAKIS, Emmanuel   $20.00 
THE UNDERWATER MAN
Complete Diving Manual. Hard, dust jkt, 334p. Basic and advanced instruction, well produced, excellent section on equipment. This copy as new. 

PHYSIOLOGY IN DEPTH. $15.00
Proceedings of a seminar December 6, 1980, Santa Ana, California. Soft, 56p. Produced by PADI. Good clean copy. 

POULET, Guy & BARINCOU, Robert  $10.00 
Newnes Complete Guide to UNDERWATER SWIMMING.
Hard, dust jkt, 310p, First pub. 1962; this tranlation 1964. Technique, marine life. Interesting twin-hose instruction. 

QUILICI, Folco.  $30.00 
THE BLUE CONTINENT. 
Hard, dust jkt, 170p, 1954. Early underwater colour photographs. A first hand account of adventure under the Red Sea.Rare - collectors item.

RESECK, John  $10.00
SCUBA - SAFE AND SIMPLE. 
Hard, dust jkt, 240p. 1975. Goes beyond the basic instruction into marine sciences, u/water photography. 

ROYDHOUSE, Noel   $8.00 
SCUBA DIVING AND THE EAR NOSE AND THROAT. 
Soft, saddle stiched, 62. First pub. 1973; this second edition 1975. Still ‘the bible' on the subject.
Excellent copy. 

STRYKOWSKI, Joe  $10.00
DIVING FOR FUN. 
Soft, 134p. A4 size. Produced by Dacor Corporation. First ed, 1969; this edition 1974. Used to be one of the standard instruction texts. This copy excellent condition. 

SWEENEY, John  $15.00
SKIN DIVING AND EXPLORING UNDERWATER 
Hard, 160p. First edition 1956. Early diving in Britain. Another early diving literature classic. Rare. No dust jacket. Excellent condition. 

SWIMMING AND DIVING $10.00
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy. Aviation training. (Diving refers to board and pool diving, not scuba diving. Survival manual for aviators. Teaching, lifesaving, survival at sea. United States Naval Institute, 1954. 

TAILLIEZ, Captain Philippe  Price varies dependent on condition. 
TO HIDDEN DEPTHS.
Hard, dust jkt, 190p. First edition May 1954. Who hasn't read this wonderful book on the early days of scuba in Europe, with Cousteau and Dumas - wrecks, treasure, marine life. This rare first edition copy excellent condition. 

THE NEW SCIENCE OF SKIN AND SCUBA DIVING .$5.00 -  $10.00 
Council for National Cooperation in Aquatics. t 1970. Hard cover. 224p.

TILLMAN, Al. $10.00
UNDERWATER EDUCATION.
Soft, A4 format, 146p. 1962.Another historic early scuba diving instructional text. 

TILLMAN, Albert A.  $5.00
SKIN AND SCUBA DIVING
Soft, 68p. 1966. A basic primer.

TINKER, Gene.$15.00. 
SKINDIVING MADE EASY FOR FUN AND PROFIT! 
Soft, A4 format, 192 pages. 1967. One of many large format ‘guides' to scuba diver put out in the USA during the 1960s. Excellent for equipment. This copy good condition. 

TINKER, Gene  $10.00 
THE SKINDIVERS TRAVEL GUIDE.
Hard, dust jkt, 338p. First edition 1967. PAN AMs guide to snorkelling and scuba diving in Bermuda, Bahamaas, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

TITCOMBE, Ronald  $15.00 
HANDBOOK FOR PROFESSIONAL DIVERS. 
Hard, dust jkt, medium format, 291p. 1973. An excellent text but for the sport diver ratrher than the ‘professional' diver as we known it. 

UNDERWATER 75 $20.00
Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress of Underwater Activities. 12-18 September 1975, Stockholm. Two volumes, soft, total 876 pages. Archaeology, biology, resources, technology. Exvellent copy - as new. 
 

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