The Shark Watcher’s Handbook

"The ultimate guide to shark-watching - at last, a book that really does teach us to love sharks, not loathe them." BBC Holiday programme

"Every diver should have a copy of this book. It's the most comprehensive and best-researched guide to diving and snorkelling with sharks - providing everything you need to know in order to experience some of the most awe-inspiring and breathtaking underwater encounters anywhere in the world." Dive magazine

Thoroughly researched, with the help of thousands of dive operators and shark experts in more than 50 countries, this award-winning book contains the first detailed directory of more than 250 of the world's shark-watching hotspots. It also outlines everything you need to know about sharks and shark-watching: the history, techniques, risks and controversies of this increasingly popular activity; an overview of shark natural history; how to watch sharks responsibly; detailed information on the 24 species most likely to be encountered; how to take good shark photographs safely; and the many threats facing sharks, and how divers and snorkellers can help.

Published by BBC Worldwide in 2002, paperback, 287 pages

The Shark Watcher’s Handbook

£16.99 £9.99


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