Author: Sarah Ann Wormald
Brand: Periplus Editions
Number Of Pages: 288
Release Date: 10-05-2016
Details: Product Description
Well travelled divers all acknowledge that the best diving in the world is found in the warm waters of tropical Asia.
No other region on earth presents such a rich variety of marine life, and none can boast as many different types of dive sites: tiny, isolated atolls, World War II wrecks draped in beautiful soft corals, shallow, bommie filled fringing reefs and pinnacles, all swarming with fish and vibrant color.
"Diving in Southeast Asia" is a comprehensive diving guide covering Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. It presents in great detail the very best dive sites in the tropical western Pacific. Our seasoned diver authors have an aggregate half century of experience exploring these waters, and each site receives thorough coverage, including detailed maps, color photos, and a full description of access, conditions, and facilities.
This Southeast Asia diving guide features: Practicalities: Detailed travel information for every budget, including accommodations, transportation, prices, seasons, and dive operators. Information: Local history, diving lore, site conditions, and more than 50 maps. Photography: More than 100 color photographs by top photographers."
Diving in Southeast Asia provides a useful starting point for planning a trip. It provides maps spotting the locations of sites and brief tabulated summaries for quick reference. Every page is adorned with a colorful picture generally taken underwater. From marine life suitable for super-macro cameras to WWII wrecks draped in corals, from whale sharks to pigmy seahorses, it's all covered. --
If you're serious about diving in Southeast Asia, then this guide will give you a wealth of country--and region maps, as well as ample details on the underwater topography and marine life you can expect to see. --
Tuttle has specialized in books about Asia for nearly 70 years, and its experience shows here. The writing succeeds in getting a flavour of the underwater experience and character of individual sites and regions, rather than being a catalogue of facts and figures. And another welcome aspect is the collection of detailed maps marked with individual dive-sites, which I for one will find helpful in future. --
Useful essays on local liveaboards and marine life offer some excellent insights and 25 per cent of the book is dedicated to practicalities, with lists of contacts and need to know information about health, visas, emergencies, money, weather and what to bring -- all useful stuff. Overall an excellent addition to our dive guide library, which could well become a classic. It's certainly got us planning our next visit to the region. --
About the Author
David Espinosa has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe. He based in Singapore and is the Features Editor for Asian Diver magazine.
Heneage Mitchell has lived in and dived these islands since 1983, Mitchell runs a dive school and is the publisher of Philippine Diver magazine.
Kal Muller has spent two decades writing and photographing in Indonesia. He pioneered diving in Indonesia with the best-selling Diving Indonesia (Periplus Editions).
Fiona Nichols is a freelance writer who worked in Southeast Asia for a decade, diving these waters regularly.
John Williams dove the Bahamas, Mexico, and the South Pacific before settling in Phuket more than a decade ago. He currently runs a respected dive operation on Kata Beach.
Charles Anderson, Michael Aw, Gary Bell, Ashley Boyd, Clay Bryce, Lynn Funkhouser, Jack Jackson, Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock, Kal Muller, Fiona Nichols, Mike Severns, Roger Steene, Shaun Teirney, Takamasa Tonozuka, Scott Tuason and Robert Yin.
Package Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches