Most people can think of nothing worse than encountering a shark, but each year more and more divers are heading underwater for exciting encounters with these magnificent and misunderstood predators. Shark diving is big business, with divers spending thousands of dollars on vacations to see these impressive creatures of the deep. Divers travel around the world to view great white sharks, tiger sharks, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and other species at shark diving hotspots like Australia, Mexico, South Africa, Fiji and the Bahamas.
Diving with Sharks is a complete guide for divers seeking sharks or anyone interested in these incredible creatures. The book takes a detailed look at shark biology and behaviour, and features all the popular, and many lesser known, shark species that divers can encounter. Shark diving hot spots from around the world are also featured. The book also provides information to assist divers to get the best from their shark diving experiences, looking at the dos and don’ts, the pros and cons and the possible dangers.
The book also includes feature stories, including the sad story of shark finning, which has seen massive reductions in shark numbers around the world from overfishing. With over 500 known species of sharks, and more being discovered every year, Diving with Sharks is the ultimate guide for learning more about these incredible creatures of the deep and also where to see them, up close and personal.
About the Author
Nigel Marsh is an Australian underwater photographer and photo journalist who's work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and books, both in Australia and overseas. Nigel has dived extensively around Australia, especially the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, and also throughout Asia, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Caribbean. His underwater photographs have won a number of international photographic competitions.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 11th December 2017
Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 2.5 x 21.5 x 23.7
Weight (kg): 0.92