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New book ‘Muck Diving’ by Nigel Marsh announced

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Muck Diving

A Diver’s Guide to the Wonderful World of Critters

By Nigel Marsh

PUBLICATION DATE: May 2017

PRINT RRP: £15.99

FORMAT: PAPERBACK

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.

Whilst 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.

Muck Diving by Nigel Marsh is the first complete guide to the subject. 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 two of the book provides information about the most popular muck critters, while part three is a guide to the best muck diving destinations in the Indo-Pacific. In short it’s a must-have guide for divers everywhere.

Muck Diving by Nigel Marsh is published by Reed New Holland at £15.99, paperback, and will be available from all good bookshops or online via www.amazon.co.uk or call 01206-255777.

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Nigel Marsh is an Australian underwater photographer and photojournalist whose work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and books. Nigel has dived extensively in locations around the world and his underwater images have won a number of international photographic competitions.

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Crossover to NAUI for FREE!

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As a boost to help the diving industry, NAUI are still offering a FREE Instructor cross-over course together with five free certifications to all Instructors. This can include Open Water, Advance, Rescue, Nitrox and various other specialities and can be mixed and matched so all five do not necessarily need to be for the same certification.

NAUI have also frozen the membership fees for 2021 for instructors crossing over or restarting.

NAUI’s Southern UK Rep Simon Lodge says: “Throughout this year, the diving industry has severely suffered so as a result, to help kickstart the diving industry NAUI will not be charging membership fees 2020/2021 to any new instructors.” 

Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is one of the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agencies whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: A Higher Standard!

For more details please contact Simon Lodge (Southern UK Rep) on simon@europe.naui.org or Craig Warner (Northern UK Rep) on cwarner@europe.naui.org.

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The Philippines wins World’s Top Dive Destination Award!

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Congratulations to the Philippines for being recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards!

The World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

Read more about diving in the Philippines in our latest publication Philippines Dive Adventures.

The magazine is a guide to the best diving in the Philippines. It features: Anilao, Bohol, Cebu, Dauin, Puerto Galera, Tubbataha and much more…

With 7,641 islands, the Philippines has it all! Let the Dive Travel Adventures and Scubaverse Media Team take you on an incredible tour above and below water in the World’s Leading Dive Destination – download your FREE copy here!


To find out more about visiting the Philippines visit the Department of Tourism website by clicking here.

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