The Indian Ocean is a diver's dream. As the waters embrace an enormous range of habitats, the creatures living in their watery depths are guaranteed to surprise and delight everyone from the armchair explorer to the underwater photographer, from the casual snorkeller to the seasoned scuba diver. And all you have to do to begin your adventure is open up a copy of "Diving in the Indian Ocean." This volume enable you to experience exotic underwater lands and their inhabitants as never before. Your journey begins in the west, as you tour Southern Africa, the Southwestern Indian Ocean Islands , and the Middle East's Red Sea. Then head over to India, Maldives, Chagos Archipelago, and Sri Lanka before making your way east to Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia. "Diving in the Indian Ocean" is a gorgeous survey, providing vivid photographs alongside vital information about each site's underwater diving histories and contemporary usage. Special sidebars offer practical information including travel information, climate and water temperature, visibility and marine life, appropriate gear, depth of dives, and skills and permits required. Following your guided tour is an index of regional contacts, as well as a list of common names for fish (so you'll know how to address them when you finally meet, face to face). This book, loaded with lush photographs and practical information, is ideal for anyone interested in the wonders underwater. Here's lookin' at you, squid.
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