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Diving Indonesia: A Guide to the World's Greatest Diving (Periplus Action Guides) Paperback – March 1, 1999


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  • Series: Periplus Action Guides
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions; 2nd edition (March 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 962593314X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9625933146
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,213,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[The Diving series] provides fresh material with minimal repetition, excellent maps, and stunning photographs." -- Persimmon

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Diving Southeast Asia: A Guide to the Best Dive Sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand

Diving Bali: The Underwater Jewel of Southeast Asia


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Laszlo Wagner on March 21, 2004
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Covers virtually all areas with diving facilities, from popular ones like Bali or North Sulawesi to little-known gems like the Tukangbesi Islands of South-East Sulawesi or the Raja Ampat Islands of West Papua. No information for snorkellers though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ehkzu on December 30, 2008
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I've dived much of the territory this book covers, including Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat, and Wakatobi, and in my experience the Periplus guides are about as good as they get. Just remember that one rotten reef bomber can destroy a pristine dive site in five minutes, so you can't depend on any given dive site being what this book describes. Still, you should have a book before you go there--many areas have treacherous currents (a requirement for the dazzling biodiversity we enjoy) and other tricky circumstances, so you shouldn't go unprepared.

But Indonesia has, arguably, the best diving on Earth, and this book is the best intro I know of.

One tip: Grand Komodo Tours, based in Bali, has liveaboards in many of these areas. My wife & I have gone on three of them and loved the prices and the expertise we got. Don't use expat divemasters! We only use divemasters who grew up there. You're often a long, long ways from help, and it takes locals to really know the water conditions in many of these places.

One other tip: the book recommends Tulamben in Bali for good diving, and so it is--but the divemasters at the German resort there have been grabbing all the nudibranchs they can find and moving them in front of their resort. So if you want to find nice nudibranchs there, you know where to find them now.

That's the sort of advice no book can give you--even the Periplus ones. So always supplement your book-learning with extended conversations with knowledgeable locals.

If you aren't a diver yet, try Permuteran in Bali. It seemed to have the easiest conditions.
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Book in great condition - like new! I did not expect such a good quality for a book referred to as in "good" condition.
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