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Diving related books and select DVDs from DirDirect.

Books & DVDs


100 Top British Shore Dives

The Top 100 British Shore Dives by Anita Sherwood covers favourite shore diving sites in Scotland, England and Wales. In addition the book incudes marine identification guide.


Log-it Log Book

Divers logbook with tough flexible cover and resilient pages, set out in a clear and logical format. Use this logbook and you will never revert to its lesser rivals. Flexible hardback 176 pages 14 x 20 cms.


Technical Diving, An Introduction

Technical Diving – An Introduction by Mark Powell is now available.  This is Mark Powell’s second long awaited book coming after the award winning Deco for Divers.  This book provides a wealth of technical diving knowledge. The aspiring technical diver will be able to make clear decisions regarding their training and the type of diving they wish to pursue.  Existing technical divers will find guidance on techniques, training and the multiple options to expand their skills.


Deco For Divers

Now fully updated and revised 2nd Edition. Deco for Divers provides a comprehensive overview of the principles underlying decompression theory and physiology. Mark Powell has written a book that for the first time allows the average diver to fully understand the principles behind this fascinating and critical aspect of diving. As well as a thorough examination of air decompression the book also addresses decompression using nitrox and mixed gases. It is completely up-to-date and includes information on the latest developments including deep stops and advanced bubble models.


Doing It Right: The Fundamentals of Better Diving

The essential guide to Doing It Right By Jarrod Jablonski. From DIR philosophy to equipment configuration.. The essential ingredients to Global Underwater Explorers training and conduct. This book outlines not only the  skills and techniques constituting sound diving practice but also the central elements of a holistic approach to diving. The Fundamentals of Better Diving was written for anyone who wants to get the most out of their diving. Highly Recommended !!!


The Darkness Beckons - Martyn Farr

Third Edition - complete re-write - published  July 2017  
With the help of all the world's leading cave divers this is a "must have" book not only for technical and overhead divers, but for anyone with a thirst for adventure. First published in 1980, this 2017 edition of Martyn Farr's The Darkness Beckons has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest developments. Recreational divers and cavers will find this book featuring over 400 breathtaking photographs and illustrations quite amazing. The stories of individual caves and projects are nothing short of rivetting and incredible. Each copy individually signed by Martyn Farr.


Dorset Dives

A Guide to 50 Top Dorset Dive Sites by Will Appleyard, the author of Discover UK Diving. Maps and a key to each 50 dive site. Sketches of most of the wrecks featured by John Liddiard. 248 pages.


Discover UK Diving by Will Appleyard

Discover UK Diving by Will Appleyard has been created to encourage newly qualified divers and those curious about UK diving to take the next steps towards enjoying the magnificent sites found lurking beneath our shores.


D-Day Wrecks of Normandy

The greatest amphibious invasion fleet ever assembled, consisting of over 3.000 vessels, set sail from England on June 6th, 1944, for Normandy, France. The losses that occurred have largely been forgotten but have left Normandy with a legacy of wrecks and a wreck-diver's paradise which, after 50 years beneath the waves, is only now being discovered.


Dive Truk Lagoon by Rod Macdonald

Truk Lagoon is quite simply the greatest wreck diving location in the world. Scores of virtually intact large WWII wrecks filled with cargoes of tanks, trucks, artillery, beach mines, shells and aircraft rest in the crystal clear waters of the Lagoon – each a man-made reef teaming with life.

The main body of the book consists of 38 mini-chapters on the wrecks that can be dived today. Included are the detailed backgrounds of each vessel, from its construction through its role during the war and how and where it was sunk, with a guide for divers on location of key points of interest. The book finishes with a fascinating round-up of Truk’s aircraft wrecks, many now easy dives in shallow water.


Classic Darksite Diving

Classic Darksite Diving is a guide to some of the best cave and cavern dives in Britain and Europe. It is the companion volume to Martyn Farr’s globally acclaimed manual of cave diving, Diving in Darkness.


Inshore along the Dorset Coast

A mine of information on the beautiful and interesting coast between Portland and Christchurch. Divers and small boat users will find the detailed descriptions of shoreline and underwater features invaluable.


Marine Fish & Invertebrates of Northern Europe
Based on sound science and wreathed with real life pictures, this book will improve our understanding, enjoyment and our ability to interface with all manner of marine creatures from the simple sponges, through sea squirts and fishes.

Scuba Diving Malta, Gozo, Comino

Now in its third edition, Peter Lemon's guide to diving Malta, Comino and Gozo is a book of real excellence which, if you have not already dived in Malta, will certainly go a long way to tempting you there.


Dive Weekends in South West England

Following on from Top 100 British Shore Dives Anita Sherwood has produced her second dive guide, this time taking us on a tour of South West England. She has adopted the same unique and highly effective style that she exhibited in her first book. We are treated to in excess of 140 dives including marine life hotspots, spectacular cliff walls and sites of historical interest.


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