Twenty years ago divers venturing away from a coral reef or shipwreck to explore sand would have been considered slightly strange or lost. But in recent years, diving on 'muck' has opened up a whole new world – the realm of weird and wonderful critters. Muck diving today is a global phenomenon, with divers travelling around the world to marvel at exotica such as mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, mantis shrimps, Bobbit worms, stargazers, frogfish, snake eels, demon ghouls and blue-ringed octopus.
While muck diving can be enjoyed in any country that has sandy and silty environments, the best area to see the most diverse range of critters is the Indo-Pacific region, which encompasses the muck diving hot-spots of Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia, plus other great muck diving destinations such as Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. This is the first complete guide to muck diving. It has been designed to introduce the new diver to the wonderful world of muck and to entice experienced muck divers to explore more of this amazing marine ecosystem.
Opening chapters explore different muck environments, the history of muck diving, muck diving techniques, photography tips and how indispensable a great muck dive guide can be. Part 2 of the book provides information about the most popular muck critters, while part 3 is a guide to the best muck diving destinations in the Indo-Pacific. In short it's a must-have guide for divers everywhere.
"This definitive guide is a great success because of its consistent and comprehensive approach and the fact that it is designed for purpose...A labour of love and a must for muck divers everywhere." Dive magazine, Summer 2017.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st January 2017
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 2.5 x 15.5 x 21.7
Weight (kg): 0.79