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Amazing Diving Stories - Incredible Tales from Deep Beneath the Sea

Amazing Stories

By (author) John Bantin
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited, Arundel, United Kingdom
Imprint: Fernhurst Books
Published: 19th Sep 2014
Dimensions: w 144mm h 227mm d 7mm
Weight: 405g
ISBN-10: 1909911151
ISBN-13: 9781909911154
Barcode No: 9781909911154
Synopsis
This collection of thrilling stories makes for compelling reading for all divers. There's everything from classic tales of wreck discoveries to encounters with beautiful and bizarre creatures beneath the waves. There are stories of death and disaster as well as bravery and triumph. Take the plunge to read about the diver who discovered how to put sharks in a trance and the marine biologist who lost a limb trying to proving that sharks he studied were safe to swim with. There's the tale behind the Red Seas most famous wreck, as well the Titanic's sister ship that keeps claiming divers lives. Read about the politician attacked by a turtle, the saltwater crocodile that lost a sub-aqua scuffle and the eel feeding frenzy that almost claimed a life. Rogue government officials from Mexico are exposed for unacceptable underwater behavior and officious dive instructors are given the slip to allow some extraordinary underwater exploration. Exciting and extreme tales rub shoulders with more poetic pieces about the people and places that make up the folklore of this fascinating sport.This global tour takes in everywhere from Indonesia to the Caribbean and from the chill waters of Northern Europe to the reefs of the Pacific. Stories of technical pioneers are accompanied by quirky tales of adventure beneath the waves. Every ocean of the world is explored making this essential reading - or a wonderful gift - for divers everywhere.

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"This is one diving book that lives up to its promise - you'll be turning pages with all the urgency of a treasure-hunter with 30 bar left and one lift-bag to go!" Steve Weinman, Editor of Diving magazine; "Bursting with shipwrecks and sharks ... a celebration not just of the sea, but of the men and women who devote their lives to exploring its depths, sometimes at the cost of their own sanity. Strongly recommended! Simon Rogerson, Editor of Scuba magazine; "Bantin has compiled dozens of true tales that will fascinate and delight." Ben Davison, Publisher of Undercurrent Dive Guide.