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Australia is blessed with one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world. From its tropical north to its cool temperate waters, the land Down Under is truly a diver’s paradise. Down Under, divers can explore amazing coral reefs, shipwrecks, walls, pinnacles, artificial reefs, kelp forests, sponge gardens and even muck sites. Australia is also a destination where divers can encounter many wonderful endemic species seen nowhere else in the world, such as colourful seadragons, cross-dressing cuttlefish, bizarre handfish and camouflaged wobbegong sharks.

UNDERWATER AUSTRALIA is a complete guide book for the diver who wants to explore the best dive sites Down Under and also encounter the unique marine life found around this island nation. Throughout the pages of the book divers will explore every section of this great southern land, state-by-state and region-by-region.

Filled with wonderful pictures, UNDERWATER AUSTRALIA is a must have guide book for anyone wanted to submerge in the land Down Under.

368 pages, soft cover, size - 210mm x 150mm

ISBN: 9781921517921

Published by New Holland, Jan 2017

RRP $AUD 35.00

"A new book Underwater Australia – The Best Dive Sites Down Under by Nigel Marsh is a great guide to diving in Australia. It’s a proper book – not some eBook or glorified brochure full of advertising (in fact no advertising), rather, nearly 400 pages of useful stuff for divers of all types who are keen to find the best dive sites in their own big blue backyard.

It is prefaced by a generous description of Australia’s unique underwater environments, and the unique Australian marine life that inhabits those environments. The meat in the sandwich are 300 pages of descriptions – liberally peppered with illuminating photos. Starting in Queensland and going clockwise around the coastline of each State pointing out both the best-known and best dive sites with a useful information summary like: distance from nearest major centre, typical vis and temperature, any currents you need to be aware of, plus the best time of year to dive it.

At the back of the book there’s a list of operators by region, lots of further reading to explore, and a full index."


Review by Simon Mallender, from the website Diveplanit

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