Recommended Scuba Diving Books
- The Certified Diver’s Handbook: The Complete Guide to Your Own Underwater Adventures by Clay Coleman
- This guide will help you create your own diving adventures "on any budget, on any schedule, in waters local or distant, and without the restrictions of group demands."
- DAN Pocket Guide to First Aid for Scuba Diving by Dan Orr and Bill Clendenen
- A good book to keep in your dive bag. Easy reference for what to do in emergency situations.
- Dive: The Ultimate Guide to 60 of the World’s Top Dive Locations by Monty Halls
- A great resource for whenever your going to be trip planning. Includes an in depth rundown of the world’s best dive sites.
- Footprint’s Diving the World by Beth Tierney and Shaun Tierney
- Complete background on diving locations around the world. General information, location details, gear reviews and trip planning resources.
- Lonely Planet Diving and Snorkeling Series
- These are dozens of mini-guidebooks for dive areas. Written by various authors, this series from the world’s number one guidebook company covers the top dive and snorkel destinations around the world.
- Scuba Diving by Dennis K. Graver
- This is a broad guide to scuba diving, covering all aspects of the sport. There’s easy to read charts, descriptions of equipment, notes on maintenance, and listings of training organizations.
- Scuba Diving and Snorkeling for Dummies by John Newman.
- You know who you are. All around info for the complete idiot to the expert that needs a refresher.
- Scuba Divers Sign Language Manual by James P. Smith
- Communication under water is made much easier with sign language and this
- Scuba Diving Magazine
- "The Magazine Divers Trust." Gear reviews, dive site highlights, resort and tour information, and a general update of everything happening in the dive world each month.
- World Atlas of Coral Reefs by Mark D. Spalding
- The most colorful and unusual aquatic life often is found nearby coral reefs and this atlas lists them all.
Useful Scuba Diving Websites
- Diving at the top Dive Sites (http://www.greatestdivesites.com)
- Background details about all dive sites, dive plans, and all sorts of aquatic life.
- Lost Treasures of the Seven Seas (http://www.oceantreasures.org)
- If diving for sunken treasure and underwater archaeology is your thing look no further.
- PADI (http://www.padi.com)
- Multi-lingual website of the official worldwide dive certification organization. Loads of information for beginners, on certification courses, teaching, dive centers, trips, and an mÈlange of useful data.
- Scuba Diving Singles (http://www.scubadivingsingles.com)
- Dating site for scuba divers. Meet someone who shares your same passion.
- The Scuba Spot (http://www.scuba-spot.com)
- Database of scuba links and resources including job listings for dive instructors.
- Zen Diving (http://www.zendiving.com)
- Great online resource for connecting with other divers to discuss gear, locations and finding a diving buddy.
- Michael McFadyen’s Scuba Diving Website (http://www.michaelmcfadyenscuba.info)
- More than 600 pages of information on scuba diving in Australia and the South Pacific.
- Asia Dive Site (http://www.asiadivesite.com)
- A large collection of diving information for Asia.
- ACUC (http://www.acuc.org)
- Canadian based training and teaching organization. The website has general data, lists of training centers, news, insurance, and much more.