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  • Following the guideline to the shaft

Delving Beneath Albania

Diving at a location where few have dived before is every diver’s dream. For VIC VERLINDEN, the Viroit cave is such a place – and Albania a diving attraction in the making. Read more...

Big Picture

This well-written guide, sized for portability, can only boost their chances of correctly identifying that pinniped or cetacean. Read more...

Functional Slugfest

This one is all about the pictures, because the accompanying text is minimal. Still, fair enough, how far can you get into describing individual sea-slug species? Read more...

As Intriguing As Ever

I must admit that my heart sank a little at the prospect of reading yet another book about Lt-Cdr Lionel Crabb, the fallen angel who has inspired a shelf-full of tomes since the 1950s. Read more...

Bleak Expectations

I have watched many documentaries bemoaning the state of the marine environment over the years, and have come to expect them at least to end on an uplifting note. Read more...

Nineteen to Intrigue

It’s probably fair to say that awareness of wreck-diving in the five Great Lakes is not high on this side of the Atlantic, but in North America these bodies of water command a big following of divers. Read more...

Essentially Entertaining

I’d go so far as to say it’s the most amusing book about the sub-aqua scene I’ve read since the heyday of Andy Blackford, and I know that because I kept laughing out loud as I turned the pages. Read more...

A Tale of Two Mines

STEFAN PANIS enjoys delving into mines, and he has been diving two old workings on the continent – a German pit that once produced slate, and one in Belgium from which black marble was extracted. Read more...

Two-Way Push

The book is a great read, though it could have done with a better title. Yes, it is about recovering gold, but when the salvage turned to the U-boats I felt a little lost before eventually being put back onto the “gold route”. Read more...

Beyond the Yellow Train

This underworld dive isn’t everybody’s cup of tea – it’s in an abandoned mine in which the workers were long ‘kept in the dark’ about the risks of their labours, though the supervisors’ gas-masks and protective suits might have given them a clue! Read more...

Down the Tube

Leading cave-diver Martyn Farr gains exclusive access to one of the world’s most impressive cave-systems – the Atlantida Tunnel in Lanzarote. Read more...