Following the successful previous book, this new and expanded edition is the most informative and comprehensive book available, particularly for the diving fraternity, and will be essential for divers wishing to experience the rich underwater heritage around the 28 Farne Islands. However, it is not only a diver's guide to the Farnes underwater and the surrounding wrecks, as it will also be a must for visitors to the islands with the wealth of information on the area's history and wildlife. The author has dived every one of the 178 sites and explains what can be seen at each one. This includes the little-known underwater Nature Reserve, north of the North Wamses Island in the Outer Farnes. For ease of location, WGS84 GPS coordinates have been introduced in this new edition for many of the sites. The book also benefits from a vast amount of technical detail and history about the 50 or so extra shipwrecks that have been added to this new edition, many of which can be easily reached from Seahouses and Beadnell harbours. Another major plus for divers who are unfamiliar with the islands¿ tides, currents, general depths, wrecks and marine life is the author's star rating for each site, so that divers will waste no time in selecting the right and most suitable dive site. Other interesting features include the sometimes bizarre but fascinating history of the islands and the local villages of Bamburgh, Seahouses and Beadnell, together with information about the local seabirds, wildlife, seals and marine life.
' - a very comprehensive and thorough guide to The Farnes and Holy Island (Lindisfarne). It also includes plenty of information about the history and wildlife of the area that make it an all year round guide to visitors planning to make the most of their trip to this beautiful part of the Northumberland coastline. - There is absolutely no doubt that Ron Young knows this area and has a huge knowledge of all the dive sites. Covering 178 dive sites around the island Ron Young not only imparts his experience but also his heart - he openly admits that the Farne Islands are his favourite destination - - All of the wrecks have excellent descriptions and Ron gives plenty of historical background for divers who would like to gain a better understanding and get more from their dive. - this is an excellent guide book and so much more than just a dive guide.' Tanked Up Ron Young's new book is a weighty and detailed guide to diving the many sites of the Farnes Islands and Holy Island. - his latest work is a welcome update and comprehensive stand-alone reference. - The are 178 sites to check out in total, which could take years - a lifetime - to explore. Ron Young has done them all and packaged them up lovingly in a practical, entertaining and thorough fashion. If you're planning to explore the Farnes and Holy Island area, buy this book. And if not, perhaps the book can encourage you to reconsider - you're clearly missing out.' British Diver 'North Northumberland's hidden heritage sights have been brought to light with the publication of a tourist with a difference. Over 100 of the most interesting sites for diving off the Farne Island and Northumberland coast have been detailed in the new guidebook. - Ron has provided a wealth of detail about the rich and sometimes bizarre history of the islands and the villages - ' The Berwick Advertiser
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 6th August 2012
Publisher: Whittles Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 17.2 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.644