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09 January 2008

Top 10 diving books of 2007

Source: SCUBA Diving News

SCUBA Travel today releases its list of the best selling books and DVDs bought by SCUBA divers in 2007. For the fourth consecutive year, The Dive Atlas of the World retains its top spot! A surprise entry at number three is a guide to the Italian island of Sardinia - a very popular diving destination last year. Another new entry is Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea, by Ned Middleton. Perhaps the best performer though is the Blue Planet DVD. This has not been out of the top ten since the list began in 2001.

Here are the top ten: figures in brackets show the previous year's position.

1. Dive Atlas of the World: An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sites
by Jack Jackson
300 pages detailing some of the world's best dive sites. (1)

2. Dive: The Ultimate Guide To 60 Of The Worlds Top Dive Locations
by Monty Halls
Describes 60 of the world's best diving areas, and highlights specific dives not to be missed whilst you are there (2)

3. Sardinia (Lonely Planet Regional Guides)
by Paula Hardy
Complete, practical regional guide for independent travellers. Includes dedicated activities chapter including the best dive spots. (--)

4. Neutral Buoyancy: Adventures in a Liquid World
by Tim Ecott
Tales of the characters and episodes in the history of diving: the sponge divers, the second world war saboteurs, the free divers, etc. (7)

5. Coral Reef Guide Red Sea (Coral Reef)
by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
Covering jellyfish, corals, nudibranchs, starfish, sea urchins, fishes and turtles of the Red Sea. (--)

6. Dive in Style
by Tim Simond
An illustrated book combining the best of travel, lifestyle and nature photography (4)

7. Coral Reef Fishes: Indo-Pacific and Caribbean
by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
A compact, guide to over 2000 species of fish you might see whilst diving on coral reefs. (3)

8. Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Baja California
by Walt Peterson
Guide to the dive sites of Baja California. (--)

9. The Blue Planet DVD
The BBC television series on DVD - action shots of the intriguing behaviour of the underwater world with commentary by David Attenborough. (9)

10. Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea
by Ned Middleton
Eight years of research went into this accurate and definitive guide to the wrecks of the Egyptian Red Sea. (--)

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Leave nothing but bubbles.
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