Amazing Diving Stories: Incredible Tales for Deep Beneath the Sea

Amazing Diving Stories: Incredible Tales for Deep Beneath the Sea

by John Bantin
     
 

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Thrilling Stories of Adventure Beneath the Waves

This collection of true diving stories makes for compelling reading for all divers. Enjoy classic tales, from thrilling wreck discoveries to encounters with the bizarre ans the beautiful. There are stories of death and disaster, as well as bravery and triumph.

Tales of the exciting and the extreme rub

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Thrilling Stories of Adventure Beneath the Waves

This collection of true diving stories makes for compelling reading for all divers. Enjoy classic tales, from thrilling wreck discoveries to encounters with the bizarre ans the beautiful. There are stories of death and disaster, as well as bravery and triumph.

Tales of the exciting and the extreme rub shoulders with more poetic pieces about the people and places that make up the folklore of this fascinating sport. This global tour takes you everywhere, from Indonesia to the Caribbean, and from the chill waters of Northern Europe to the reefs of the pacific.

Every ocean of the world is explored, making this essential reading - or a wonderful gift - for divers everywhere.

‘John Bantin has a treasure trove of quirky, scary, funny and dramatic true stories.’—Tim Ecott, author of Neutral Buoyancy: Adventures in a Liquid World

‘A natural raconteur, John Bantin has reserved some of his best yarns for this heady compilation of scuba adventures. Bursting with shipwrecks and sharks, Amazing Diving Stories is a celebration not just of the sea, but of the men and women who devote their lives to exploring its depths, sometimes at the cost of their own sanity. Strongly recommended.’—Simon Rogerson, Editor of Scuba Magazine

‘This is one diving book that lives up to its promise – you'll be turning pages with all the urgency of a treasure-hunter with 30 bar left and one lift-bag to go!’—Steve Weinman, Editor of Diver Magazine

‘Bantin has compiled dozens of true tales that will fascinate and delight.’Ben Davison, Publisher of Undercurrent Dive Guide

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119969297
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

John Bantin was born in North London, immediately after the Second World War and grew up through the 60s. After a 25 year career as a successful advertising photographer and television commercials director, he took a year off to go scuba diving. One thing led to another and his life took on a major change. He worked for a short time as a dive guide on a pioneering liveaboard dive boat in the Red Sea in 1992, he also ran a dive centre in the Mediterranean before settling down to become Technical Editor of the long-established Diver Magazine in the UK. Since then he has spent more than twenty years travelling the world, diving in all the best places, and writing about the experiences he has enjoyed as well as some that he has not. During this time he has achieved an enviable reputation for telling things the way they are. He has also been regularly published in both the USA in Undercurrent Magazine and in Scandinavia in DYK. He lives in West London with his second wife and two teenage daughters while his grown-up son left home to pursue a career in the sound recording industry some years previously.

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