The Unofficial Guide to the World's Best Diving Vacations (Unofficial Guides)

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This new and exciting guide will help both novice and experienced divers plan the underworld trip of their dreams. All types of diving environments are included, from coral reefs and kelp forests to shipwrecks, caverns, and caves. It includes exciting dives for advanced divers and also features:

  • The best places to get certified and the top-rated dive centers worldwide
  • Diver-friendly lodging from affordable to luxurious, plus other adventures to take while on shore

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The Series with More Than 4 Million Copies Sold! From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide® to Walt Disney World® "A Tourist's Best Friend!" —Chicago Sun-Times "Indispensable" —The New York Times The Top 10 Ways The Unofficial Guide® to the World's Best Diving Vacations Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip:

  1. 18 premiere worldwide diving destinations described and evaluated including the Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia and beyond
  2. Over 200 fantastic dive sites, from coral reefs to shipwrecks
  3. Regional profiles of each destination, including history, statistics, and advice on international travel and local customs
  4. Destinations are rated for water and weather conditions, dive site conditions, and abundance of marine life
  5. Dives for every experience level and inclination
  6. Extensive information on protected marine parks, refuges, and reserves
  7. Details on dive services and packages, including resorts that cater to divers
  8. Dive shops near every dive are rated for service, equipment, and facilities
  9. Local medical facilities and how to access them in emergency situations
  10. Lodging, dining, and entertainment options for your time back on land
Get the unbiased truth on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more in The Unofficial Guide® to the World's Best Diving Vacations—the resource that helps you save time and money, and makes your trip the best it can be. An Unofficial Guide Great trips begin at frommers.com

About the Author:

Author Jean Pierce has been diving since 1985. She now works as a divemaster with her husband Kris Newman. Reeldivers, their California dive business, provides dive support to underwater film productions, such as the Warner Brothers movie Sphere. In addition to being a PADI divemaster, Pierce is Nitrox-certified with the International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers and cave-certified with the National Speleological Society/Cave Diving Section. She has written for scuba magazines like Dive Training and Sport Diver, and she authored the dive guide Diving and Snorkeling Cayman Islands. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and is a recipient of a Lowell Thomas Award, a Maggie Award, and the Bahamas Discovery Award. Pierce and her husband are also avid underwater photographers, supplying much of the photography for their published work.

Contributor Brenda Fine wrote the chapter on Fiji Islands diving. Also a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she has been diving since 1986. Her byline appears regularly in a variety of national travel publications.

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