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Dive Australia

an invaluable guide for all divers and snorkellers, of all ages, of all levels of experience. The predominant aim is to inform - the author does not hesitate to direct the reader to other important and perhaps more informative references, be they in print or on the internet.

Dive

by Peter Stone
A handbook for scuba divers. Australia leads the world in recreational dive facilities, training and safety standards, and superb dive sites. Although we have always had a close affinity with the sea, go-going education and awareness of the marine environment needs to be encouraged. There is no better way to appreciate the ocean and its wondrous creatures than by snorkelling and scuba diving. This fourth edition of the acclaimed DIVE AUSTRALIA greatly expanded since its first edition in 1982, aims to inform and educate the novice and experienced recreational scuba diver and snorkeller so that the reader may enjoy the marine environment to its fullest. It is now called Peter Stone's Dive Australia because it is very much a personalised book, including the author's own experiences, observations, and maybe even controversial comment. It is an invaluable guide for all divers and snorkellers, of all ages, of all levels of experience. The predominant aim is to inform - the author does not hesitate to direct the reader to other important and perhaps more informative references, be they in print or on the internet. A comprehensive bibliography is listed, with recommended reading and an appendix of interesting web sites. Within these 608 pages you will find: 190 photographs, 36 maps, 372,000 words, 14,000 word index. "A description of our coastal environment and management, the currents and ocean tides, marine protected areas and legislation, your role as a concerned citizen and diver. Diver training - what you should expect from a dive course - and a 'hundred and one' questions that you have been afraid to ask! The legalities of diving and dive training. Boating regulations. State by state descriptions of over 2000 dive sites and the facilities available, including shipwrecks, marine life and general terrain, including the type of diving available, be it from shore, boat or off (and under) a jetty, and any concerns that the diver needs be aware of. The Great Barrier Reef, its natural history, marine life, management, future indications and the best way to see and enjoy this wonderful reef system. The many islands under Australian administration are also covered in detail. Bass Straight gets a chapter of its own because of the unique quality of its diving. Historic shipwrecks play a large part in recreation diving and over 500 are covered in some detail - their history, condition and legislation. Diver associations and specialty services are listed. Government departments are relevant semi-government instrumentalities. Trave guide - how to 'dive Australia'. Alphabet soup and terminology. emergency contacts and hyperbaric chambers. A comprehensive bibliography and web site references, and index. Soft cover, black and white, size 17 x 24.



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