Footprint’s Diving the World is essential reading for anyone interested in diving. With over 200 prime sites and color images throughout, this book offers the ultimate inspiration as well as all the practical information you need to plan your next dive. Written by expert photo-journalist team Beth & Shaun Tierney, who have been diving for over 25 years, this third edition has been revised and updated to reflect the shifts in the dynamic dive travel industry and to incorporate new destinations.
· Planning section includes all the essentials, from equipment & packing to locals laws & customs
· Key data for each destination and each of the featured dive sites, including health information, conservation issues and marine biodiversity
· Select listings which include the authors’ favorite dive centers, restaurants and places to sleep
· ‘Drying out’ sections with information on what to do when you’re not diving, fantastic for anyone travelling with a non-diver
· Anecdotes from other divers and dive experts
Whether you’re looking for the most biodiverse dive spot, or one that’s the best value for money, Diving the World 3rd edition will help you get the most out of your trip both underwater and on dry land.
"This guide is as vital as a mask and fins.” David Espinosa, Editor-in-Chief, Scuba Diver Australia
Over 220 popular sites, all of which have been dived, reviewed and photographed by experienced husband-and-wife team Beth and Shaun Tierney.
Also features regional and dive site maps, biodiversity charts and dive data tables, plus tales and anecdotes from sport divers and professionals.
Suggestions for what to do on ‘drying out’ days and recommendations for operators, liveaboards and dive centres.
Way back in the 80s we did a round-the-world trek spending long spells in the tropics, floating over vivid coral reefs and wishing we were down below with the divers. At the time our budget didn't extend to learning to dive but within months of returning to London we signed up for a BSAC course, did our first open water dives in the Maldives and all our qualification dives in Cyprus.
A few years went by and we became increasingly involved in the diving world as a photo-journalist team with editorial work covering both land and dive travel, marine biology and conservation. A few years later, we took a 'career break' and aimed to dive our way around the world. We didn't manage to see as much as we wanted but it was a great year and led to being published in many international dive magazines, newspapers, travel guides and on the internet.
Since then, we have become PADI Master Scuba Divers and our work has become increasingly focused on dive travel books. We have been lucky enough to return to many of the places we first visited in the 80s and are slowly managing to reach all the other diving destinations we missed in the past.
Together, we now run SeaFocus, an information and image-based resource for scuba divers with an ever growing gallery of underwater photos from well known scuba diving holiday destinations across the world along with marine species galleries and information files.