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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.


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.


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.

Deco For Divers
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.

Discover UK Diving by Will Appleyard

This book 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.


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.


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 !!!


DVD • British Sea Life
The British Sea Life DVD has been produced by Anita Sherwood and is a brilliant overview of the marine life in British waters.

Great British Marine Animals - 3rd Edition
Paul Naylor's latest and 3rd Edition of Great British Marine Animals, an excellent softback book, to help identify the marine life of the British coastline. With an additional 240 new photographs added to there are now over 600 colour photographs and 320 pages. This book should prove to be as informative as Paul's previous editions, containing stunning photography and a superb reference tool.

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.

Marine Picto Life - Low Tide Eastern Atlantic

Low-Tide Eastern Atlantic sea-life, the Marine Pictolife describes 128 species and show more than 100 shells. With its completely waterproof, plasticised pages, it easily fits into any beach-bag. The readily accessible species information is provided through original and simple pictograms.


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.

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.


The Underwater Photographer

This is the Fourth Edition of The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge. It has been revised to bring it right up to date and has some substantial additions to extend the readers appreciation of underwater photography both as an art and a technical challenge.


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.


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 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.


The Loss Of The SS Treveal
Dorset Shipwreck Mystery. The Treveal, was returning from Calcutta to Dundee on her maiden voyage, when. on the night of 9 January 1920 she ran aground off the Dorset coast. This is the true story of this event.

The Man Who Bought a Navy
The Man Who Bought a Navy, by Gerald Bowman, tells the amazing story of how in 1919, and under the watchful eyes of their British captors, the Germans managed to scuttle their entire surrendered High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. Hardback, 249 pages.

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