The Antarctic Dive Guide: Third Edition
By Gabriel Thoumi
There are some things I can imagine doing, and then are some things I can never imagine doing. Scuba diving in the Antarctic is in the latter category. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever consider scuba diving in Antarctic. I do not like cold water. I do not like mildly cold water. I can barely swim in tepid water.
In The Antarctic Dive Guide: Fully Revised and Updated Third edition, Lisa Eareckson Kelley introduces us scuba diving in the oceans surrounding Antarctica. And yes, there is a detailed section in the book discussing how you might get hypothermia scuba diving in Antarctica, yet, if you bravely move on to further enjoy the book, you will learn about the fascinating and abundant wildlife that are seen, photographed, and videotaped in the waters around Antarctica. You understand how there is a thriving scuba diving tourism industry in these same waters, and you learn what dive qualifications you need to have before you go to Antarctica.
I admire those that will dive in Antarctica, and Lisa Earkeckson Kelley’s The Antarctic Dive Guide: Fully Revised and Updated Third edition is impressive in its readability and accessibility to a forlorn land most of us will never encounter.
Until The Antarctic Dive Guide: Fully Revised and Updated Third edition, Antarctica was the sole realm of military and scientific expeditions below the surface of the sea. Now, with this book, you can plan your dive trip to Antartica, focus on what type of wildlife you want to see whether mammals, birds, fish, or the myriad creatures that reside below the surface. You can learn how to travel safely and dive without leaving a footprint.
Or, if you are like me, and diving in the cold waters of Antarctica is not on your bucket list, you can enjoy reading this phenomenal guidebook by Lisa Eareckson Kelley, appreciate the romantic vistas of this southern snow kingdom from afar, and greatly admire those who have brought the pictures from the beneath sea to life in this splendid book.
How to order:
The Antarctic Dive Guide: Fully Revised and Updated Third edition
Publisher: Wild Guides and Princeton University Press
Author: Lisa Eareckson Kelley
Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, Certified Ecologist, is a frequent contributor to Mongabay.com.