For divers, photographers, and anyone fascinated by the hidden wonders of the seas, this magnificently illustrated book traverses the globe, focusing on 75 worldclass dive sites. Whether you want to witness the pearly nautilus's nocturnal migrations in the waters of Micronesia, wind through the eerie Turtle Cavern in Malaysia, or undertake the ticklish planning of a great white shark expedition in Dangerous Reef off southern Australia, this beautiful, indispensable guide offers all the details, directions, and tips for the ideal diving experience.Over 300 superb color photographs reveal the stunning beauty of these sites both above and below water, from the forests of giant kelp off Catalina Island to the endless tropical vistas from a Philippine beach. Practical information for each dive site includes tips on getting there, best time to go, quality of marine life, and statistics on climate, visibility, water temperature, and depth.These 75 locations range from remote unspoiled offshore reefs accessible from live-aboard cruisers to well-frequented sites where the diving is based at popular resorts. For divers motivated by marine wildlife, shipwrecks, simple recreation, or the exhilaration of danger, here are destinations all over the world. For armchair explorers, this is a diver's-eye view of the most exciting underwater sites around the globe.
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