Watching wildlife under the surface of the sea – whether snorkelling or scuba diving – is an increasingly popular pastime. This book covers 32 of the very best underwater wildlife experiences from around the world, including temperate and tropical waters. Each location is chosen for a particular key wildlife phenomenon, whether it is coral reefs, whales, seals, manta rays, and so on. Each has captivating images, a written account and a concise fact-panel outlining key species, tips for visitors, equipment to take and the best time to visit.
Experiences include: crocodiles and silky sharks in Cuba; Great White Sharks and Weedy Seadragons in Australia; Whale Sharks and manta rays in the Maldives; hammerhead sharks in the Bahamas; Basking Sharks and seals in the UK; turtles and stingrays in the Caribbean; schooling fish and corals in Egypt; the Sardine Run in South Africa; Manatees and kelp forests in the USA; and manta rays, anemonefish, frogfish and more in Indonesia. It will be the ultimate tour of the world’s marine wildlife hot-spots, guaranteed to whet the appetite of divers, snorkelers and armchair naturalists everywhere.
The World’s Best Wildlife Dive Sites will be published by Reed New Holland in hardback, will retail at £19.99 and will be available from all good bookshops or online via www.amazon.co.uk.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown have been diving together since 1995. Their scuba adventures have taken them to locations all around the world, but they also still love diving in their native British waters. Caroline has a BSc (Hons) in Biology and MSc in Animal Behaviour. Nick has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology, a DipEd in teaching and is a Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society.
Caroline and Nick are both conservation driven and are involved in several charities that strive to protect our oceans. They are both award-winning underwater photographers and work as freelance photo-journalists in the dive press and mainstream media. They run Frogfish Photography (www.frogfishphotography.com), which is based in Manchester, UK.