SCUBA Travel release their list of the top ten bestselling books of 2018.

Straight in at number one this year is the Underwater Guide to the Red Sea. There are five new entries and five books retaining their popularity since last year.

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

Underwater Guide to the Red Sea

1. Underwater Guide to the Red Sea
by Lawson Wood
Covers both the best dive sites and gives a photographic identification guide to the sealife of the Red Sea (–)

Scuba Diving in Mozambique

2. Scuba Diving in Mozambique
by Robyn and Ross Hofmeyr
A detailed guide to scuba diving in Mozambique. (–)

Dive Atlas of the world

3. 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. (1)

Fifty places to dive

4. 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. (2)

Coral Reef Guide Red Sea

5. 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. (4)

Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea

6. Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea
by Ned Middleton
The definitive guide to the many wrecks of the Egyptian Red Sea. Very well researched – recommended. (–)

Neutral Buoyancy : Adventures in a Liquid World

7. 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…. (5)

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

8. Underwater photography masterclass

by Alex Mustard
Learn all you need to know to photograph the amazing creatures and landscapes that lie beneath the surface. (10)

Darkness Below

9.
The Darkness Below

by Rod Macdonald
From the best-selling author of four classic UK diving books, comes The Darkness Below – a collection of absorbing adventures gained from a lifetime in diving and first explorations of shipwrecks. (-)

Deco for Divers

10.
Deco for Divers: A Diver’s Guide to Decompression Theory and Physiology

by Mark Powell
Award winning Deco for Divers provides a comprehensive overview of the principles underlying decompression theory. (-)

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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