SCUBA Travel are pleased to release the list of the best selling SCUBA books and DVDs for 2016.

Here are the top ten: figures in brackets show last year’s position.

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)

Diving the World

2. 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. (8)

Coral Reef Fishes

3. Coral Reef Fishes: Indo-Pacific and Caribbean
by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
Fantastic little guide to over 2000 species of fish. (4)

Dive Atlas of the world

4. 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. (3)

Diving the World

5. Diving the World
by Beth and Shaun Tierney
Husband-and-wife team Beth and Shaun Tierney have selected, reviewed and photographed over 200 tropical sites for Diving the World. (10)

Handy pocket guide to tropical coral reef fishes

6. Handy Pocket Guide to Tropical Coral Reef Fishes
by Gerald R. Allen
Introduction to 68 of the most commonly encountered coral reef fishes. (-)

Coral Reef Guide Red Sea

7. 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. (2)

Neutral Buoyancy : Adventures in a Liquid Worl

8. 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…. (-)

The World's Best Dive Destinations DVD

9. The World’s Best Dive Destinations DVD
Visual SCUBA dive guide to the world’s best diving locations (6)

The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations

10. The World’s Best Tropical Dive Destinations,
by Lawson Wood
Covers the Caribbean, Bermuda, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Indo-Pacific and the Pacific Ocean. (-)

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

The list is collated from books and DVDs sold via the SCUBA Travel web site.


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