SCUBA Travel are pleased to release the list of the best selling diving books in 2011. The The Dive Atlas of the World has finally been knocked off its top spot perch, no surprise as it is now out of print and only available second-hand. The bargain of the list has to be Red Sea Sharks which is available from some booksellers new for just 1p.

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

  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. (2)

  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. (1)

  3. Ultimate Diving Adventures: 100 Extraordinary Experiences Under Water
    Classic dives and secret spots: the authors’ best 100 dive spots. (3)

  4. Coral Reef Guide Red Sea (Coral Reef) by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
    Excellent guide to the fish and invertebrates of the Red Sea. (–)

  5. Coral Reef Fishes: Indo-Pacific and Caribbean by Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
    Another from Lieske and Myers, this has gone on all my tropical diving holidays for the past ten years. (–)

  6. Dive in Style by Tim Simond
    Luxury diving around the world.(4)
  7. Dive Thailand by Paul Lees
    A great guide to diving Thailand. I bought this around 20 years ago but this is the updated version from 2009.(–)
  8. Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea
    by Ned Middleton
    Eight years of research went into this accurate and definitive guide to the wrecks of the Egyptian Red Sea. (–)

  9. Thailand (Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Guides) by Tim Rock
    Dive sites of Thailand. Includes city guide to Bangkok. (6)

  10. Red Sea Sharks by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch
    Photographic guide to sharks of the Red Sea. (–)