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Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die: Diving Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations Hardcover – October 1, 2008
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About the Author
Chris Santella is a freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Portland, Oregon. A regular contributor to the New York Times and Forbes.com, he has also contributed to the New Yorker, Travel & Leisure, Golf, American Lawyer, and Delta Sky. Santella is the author of four other titles in the Fifty Places” series, as well as Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales (all STC).
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Top Customer Reviews
If you are looking for an in depth analysis of a dive site, this probably isnt the right book for you. The descriptions are just too brief to use the book for that purpose. But if you're just looking for ideas... or if you have a particular large sea creature you are dying to sea (i.e. mola molas, humpbacks, various shark species), the book does a good job of pointing out places where you are more-likely to encounter them. It also hits on dive spots where the macro life is the highlight.
In response to one other's reviewers comments about not having a Red Sea or a Cuba destination, that comment is inaccurate. The Red Sea destination mentioned is Sha'ab Rumi, a location off the coast of Sudan. The author recommends a live aboard boat for this trip. For Cuba, the author recommends Jardines de la Reina, though he cautions US citizens who travel there that they do so at their own risk.
All in all, a fun book to read on a chilly winter day with a cup of coffee and a tired dog asleep at your feet (at least that's how I did it!).
The cover I feel is the nicest thing about it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If its 50 places you need to dive before you die, wouldn't it be helpful to have some images of the places and what is there? Read morePublished 7 days ago by Michelle Kim
It is ok, but not a book you would read over and over, or put it in the middle of the living room. Could be better in the pictures of the 50 places to dive, since in many of them... Read morePublished 8 days ago by CARLOS JAVIER DE LA PAZ
The girl I gave this to said she's been to several of the sites in the book and it's very accurate!Published 9 days ago by STEVEN A ROSS
No maps included, just basic reviews of dive locations...which is ok, but small maps would be very nice, and really expected in a book like this.Published 2 months ago by mrsteve