50 Best Books For Divers in DIVE's New Online Bookstore

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Here are 50 of the best books that every scuba diver should have in their library – reference books, field guides, instruction manuals, beautiful collections of underwater photography, classic reads, calls for action, books to expand your mind and books to delight your children.

We pulled together a selection of the top reads for divers and lovers of the ocean to launch DIVE's new bookstore. DIVE Books is powered by Bookshop, an alternative to Amazon which supports local book shops.

The web-based store has already raised more than £500,000 to support local bookshops in the UK and is growing fast. It has a staggering array of books, is easy and secure to use and delivery is fast and efficient.

DIVE Books opens with a list that covers Underwater Photography, Marine Life, Dive Destinations, Children's Books, Classics, People, Wrecks, Skills and The Ocean.

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We plan to grow the selection over time – please send us your recommendations to include. We will be adding curated lists supplied by contributors to DIVE and lists dedicated to specialist subjects. We want this to grow to be the essential guide to books all divers should want to read.

We have included some great reads you may have missed…



The best in their fields…


Some of the latest releases…


Some classics…


And some introductions to taking your diving further

All the books come recommended by the DIVE team - see the complete list on the DIVE Bookshop.



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