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A guide to diving Scapa Flow, the site of the scuttling of the German fleet at the end of World War I. This book details just what divers can expect to encounter: the dangers posed by the depth, darkness, cold and wrecks themselves. Advice on the equipment needed is also provided.
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Rod is one of the world's pre-eminent shipwreck explorers and an international best-selling author of a number of classic shipwreck diving books. These include Dive Scotland's Greatest Wrecks, Dive England's Greatest Wrecks, Into the Abyss, The Darkness Below, Great British Shipwrecks, Dive Truk Lagoon and Dive Paulau – the shipwrecks. In 2015 he was inducted into the prestigious Explorers Club.Review:
`Rod Macdonald writes with clarity and enthusiasm...there is no question that this is the definitive account. The book is loaded with facts and figures... Anyone wanting a dive adventure at the fabled Scapa Flow, or just with an interest in shipwrecks, surely needs this book'. Dive New Zealand | Dive Pacific -------------------- `This indispensable softback guide, at almost 400 pages in length, is a must for any diver interested in shipwrecks, and will also appeal to all those with an interest in maritime and naval history'. The Orcadian -------------------- `Rod's definitive guidebook...has been thoroughly revised and reimagined for a new generation of divers... The trademark illustrations remain, supplemented by sonar pictures and some fabulous new photographs... As with his Palau and Truk books, there's plenty here for fans of military history to get excited over... His knowledge, findings and eyewitness account from the deep, remote location off Orkney make up a fascinating last chapter of the book. ...all of the elements make the centenary edition a must-read for anyone thinking of diving the wrecks of Scapa Flow'. British Diver -------------------- `...I found this book fascinating and informative. Although primarily a guide for those interested in diving...it is much more than that. The book covers military history, naval history, biographies, the economics and history of salvaging wrecks, engineering, tourist information and much more... ...detailed accounts of the location of each of the wrecks and the best means of getting the most out of diving to view them. Essential safety information is also included. ...he [Rod] is also an accomplished writer who is capable of explaining technical details in ways accessible to the general reader'. Am Bratach -------------------- `...the ultimate dive guide to the fabulous Scapa Flow...' Scuba Zone -------------------- `The book is a replete with some excellent photographs and drawings. They are first rate and...enable the reader to understand what it is that attracts all those divers - and there are many of them - to Scapa Flow'. Workboat World -------------------- `This is a classic dive book updated and revised, and a fitting tribute to the memory of all those who perished in that body of water'. Julian Stockwin -------------------- `...gives an insight into what is on offer under the water'. Burnley Express, Rebecca Hay -------------------- `No...wreck-diver...should be without this book... Many books have been written about Britain's world-class wreck-diving attraction. ...but Macdonald's caught divers' imagination not only for its vivid meshing of history with diving narrative, at which he is a master, but for its illustrations. ...this new version...benefits in particular from the latest generation of sonar scans, which reveal exactly how the wrecks appear today. The book has almost doubled in pagination since its original incarnation, but what is impressive is that much of the new edition has been rewritten rather than simply tacking new sections onto old'. Divernet -------------------- `...a superb book. The text is sufficiently detailed to be considered an "everything you ever wanted to know about...", and this is supported by excellent illustrations. This book is required reading for anyone interested in diving, or in Orkney (or both), and guarantees that the definitive guide to diving Scapa Flow will remain exactly that for many years to come'. Undiscovered Scotland
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Book Description Mainstream Publishing, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11185158241X