Scuba diving bestsellers 2017

SCUBA Travel are pleased to release their annual list of the best-selling diving books and DVDs.

Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die keeps its top spot for another year, although it was run very close by the perennially popular Dive Atlas of the World. Four new entries prop up the list, including the interesting Deep.

A single DVD makes the list – the fascinating Blue Planet II. If you haven’t seen it then buy this even if you buy no other diving book or dvd this year.

Here are the top ten: figures in brackets show the previous year’s position. If positions change (and some are very close) this page will update with the new bestsellers.

Fifty places to dive

1. Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die: Diving Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations
by Chris Santella
The fifth in Santella’s bestselling “Fifty Places” series. (1)

Dive Atlas of the world

2. Dive Atlas of the World: An Illustrated Reference to the Best Sites
by Jack Jackson
300 pages detailing some of the world’s best dive sites. (4)

Coral Reef Fishes

3. Coral Reef Fishes: Indo-Pacific and Caribbean
by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
This goes on all my tropical diving holidays. (3)

Coral Reef Guide Red Sea

4. Coral Reef Guide Red Sea
by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
Another from Lieske and Myers, excellent guide to the fish and invertebrates of the Red Sea. (7)

Diving the World

5. Scuba Confidential: An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Better Diver
by Simon Pridmore
Candid, no-nonsense practical advice from a professional who has been involved over the last three decades with virtually every aspect of the sport. (2)

Dive Red Sea: The Ultimate Guide

6. Neutral Buoyancy : Adventures in a Liquid World
by Tim Ecott
Tales of the characters and episodes in the history of diving: the sponge divers, the second world war saboteurs, the free divers…. (8)

The Silent World

7. The Silent World
by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas
50th anniversary of the scuba diving classic (-)

Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves

8. Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
by James Nestor
Chronicles the world of deep-sea pioneers, underwater athletes, scientists, spear fishermen, billionaires and ordinary men and women who are poised on the brink of some amazing discoveries about the ocean. (-)

Learn all you need to know to photograph the amazing creatures and landscapes that lie beneath the surface.

9. Underwater photography masterclass

by Alex Mustard
Learn all you need to know to photograph the amazing creatures and landscapes that lie beneath the surface. (-)

Blue Planet IIeft: 9.5em; text-indent: -1em; margin-bottom: 150px;”>10. Blue Planet II
The DVD of the fabulous Blue Planet II series with David Attenborough (-)

We’ve interviewed several of the authors featured in this list, including Jack Jackson and Tim Ecott. See also our diving book reviews and other interviews with authors.

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