Amazing Diving Stories: Incredible Tales from Deep Beneath the Sea

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A collection of thrilling diving stories

There's everything from classic tales of wreck discoveries to encounters with beautiful and bizarre creatures beneath the waves. There are stories of death and disaster as well as bravery and triumph. Each tale has been chosen to stoke the fire of divers everywhere and some are illustrated with colour photographs.

Take the plunge and read about the diver who discovered how to put sharks in a trance and the marine biologist who lost a limb trying to proving that sharks were safe to swim with. There's the tale behind the Red Sea's most famous wreck, as well the Titanic's sister ship that keeps claiming divers' lives. Read about the politician attacked by a turtle, the saltwater crocodile that lost a sub–aqua scuffle and the eel feeding frenzy that almost claimed a life.

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, and some are even brought to life by the author's photography. 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. Stories of technical pioneers are accompanied by quirky tales of adventure beneath the waves.

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

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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

From the Inside Flap:

FREE ASCENT
The novice diver swam calmly over to his buddy, signalling clearly that he had no air. To his horror, his buddy looked him in the eye, gave him a thumbs-up signal and slipped away into the murk...

BLUE HOLE DIVING
This was the treasure that they had come for... It was a cathedral dressed in white marble.  Everywhere they shone their lights revealed more of what few people had ever cast their eyes upon. 

LEFT STRANDED
“Monday Jan 26. To anyone who can help us. We have been abandoned at Agincourt Reef by mv. Outer Edge Jan 98 3pm. Please come to rescue us before we die. Help!!!”

MAULED BY A DINOSAUR!
From a distance, the dive-guide saw the crocodile sinking back down, swinging its head from side to side, shaking David like a puppet in its jaws.

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