New Book: Dining with Divers – A Taste for Adventure


Photo: Allison Vitsky-Sallmon

If you’re still looking for the ideal present for a fellow scuba diver (or a gift for yourself) how about this new book that combines diving stories and cookery in one!

In this second volume in their Dining with Divers series, Simon Pridmore and David Strike again invite an eclectic mix of diving personalities from around the world to share some memorable underwater moments and a recipe for a favourite meal.

You will hear from an international cast of characters, representing virtually the entire spectrum of the scuba diving community. You will meet legendary figures from the dawn of sport diving as well as enthusiastic newcomers. You will follow explorers through vast and difficult cave systems that no human has ever visited, and dive down onto shipwrecks from centuries past that bear witness to man’s glories and follies. You will read about encounters with some of the greatest and most sought after animals in the ocean and also revel in some comic underwater mishaps.

This being a cookbook as well as a story book, at the end of each tale, there is a recipe for a dish and you may be delighted to find that the meal options on offer are as varied as the stories. There are curries and chillis, pastas and risottos. There is soul food and sea food, Chinese cuisine and Italian cuisine. There are vegetarian options and dessert options. You will eat mackerel on a Scottish beach and tear lobsters apart on the coast of Maine. You will cook mussels from the English Channel and share a fiery favourite inspired by a heavy metal band.

This is a book that you will come back to time and again, to share a tale of the sea, or to plan your own dinner for divers.

  • Paperback 188 pages
  • E-book file size: 297115KB
  • Published by Sandsmedia / KDP
  • Sold by: Amazon Worldwide
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1729276426

Simon Pridmore is the author of scuba diving books, travel books and, as you might expect, scuba diving travel books. He also writes a number of monthly magazine columns including blogging for He lives in Bali, Indonesia but spends a lot of time exploring other places, trying, but failing so far, to find a cure for his itchy feet.

With a background in military, commercial, recreational and technical diving, David Strike has authored several hundred articles about diving over the years and has organised a number of world class technical diving events. A former instructor trainer and a field editor for several international diving publications, he lives in Australia.

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