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Dive Sites of the Philippines Paperback – March, 1997


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Product Details

  • Series: Dive Sites of
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company (March 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0844248630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0844248639
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,497,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Taj Deluria on November 9, 2000
Format: Paperback
The book is a great reference for people who are planning to or thinking about diving in the Philippines. It provides a good description of what to expect with regard to general dive locales, as well as specific dives.
The book works, and works well because of several reasons.
First, it provides (still valid) contact information on dive operators and lodging providers in the different areas, as well as providing general ideas on price range for these operations.
Second, the book gives a good briefing and summary of the different dive locales in the Philippines, providing pros and cons, as well as tips that are useful to the would-be traveller.
Third, the book provides a near-comprehensive listing of specific dive sites in the different locales. While the underwater environment changes, it does so slowly, and practically all assessments and descriptions still hold. It provides info on what to expect in terms of depths, surface conditions, currents, as well as what to see. It also provides a quick rating in the form of stars, as to how good the sites are. These are highly accurate, although some have been under-rated, in my opinion.
Fourth, the photography is great. The book has been designed well, and is quite engaging. Full-color photographs are peppered throughout the book.
The text is getting old, but that doesn't change the fact that it holds its promise well of talking about the dive sites in the Philippines.
I can understand why no one has come up with anything to replace this book. It would be a tough to top or even match. Mr. Jackson has done a really great job of this one.
After diving the Philippine Archipelago, I can only understand and appreciate the book more and more.
taj d.
a philippine divemaster
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Klaus T. Weber on July 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent guide to select the best diving spots in the Philippines. The book has great photos and give you detailed descriptions about the best places to dive. The informations match the described spots exactly (like the sites around the island of Cebu). Additional information about the marine environment is helpful. This book is a MUST for everyone interested in diving the Philippines.
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By gwp on March 28, 2014
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This book is a comprehensive must read for anyong wishing to dive the Phllipines. Great! Amazing detail and insight provided.
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By Jerry S on January 10, 2013
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We are interested in snorkeling rather then diving and this book was just what we needed. It rates the sites and describes how to reach them and includes both shore access and boat access. A excellent book for divers or snorkelers.
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