Bookshelf: (Dive) travel

Great Barrier Reef

Sri Lanka

Southern Africa

Red Sea

Europe

Global dive destinations

The Poles

Ok, not so much diving here!

Bookshelf: Fish identification books

Cape Town

Southern Africa

Warm seas

Worldwide

Bookshelf: Books about ships and shipwrecks

Shipping

South African shipwrecks

Shipwreck exploration

Ancient and pre-industrial shipwrecks

RMS Titanic

Modern shipwrecks

Bookshelf: Books about sharks

Living with sharks

Start here!

South African special interest

Shark biology

Shark research

Shark attacks

Shark photography

Bookshelf: Marine biology books

Books on multiple species and ocean biodiversity:

Books dealing with specific species (more shark books here):

Books about whales and dolphins, captivity issues, and our attempts to study them:

Also check out the fish identification books!

Bookshelf: Oceanography and ocean history books

Oceanography

Ocean history

Bookshelf: Extreme diving

Cave diving

Deep diving and technical diving

  • Raising the Deadcave diving tragedy at Boesmansgat
  • Fatally Flawed – reminiscences of deep cave diver Verna van Schaik
  • Deep Descent – diving the Andrea Doria
  • Shadow Divers – identifying a WWII submarine in the north Atlantic
  • The Last Dive living fast and loose as deep technical divers
  • Submerged – the memoir of Daniel Lenihan, who has worked around the world to preserve underwater heritage sites
  • Dark Descent – diving the wreck of the Empress of Ireland

Commercial diving

Freediving

Bookshelf: Photography and art

Photographs of ocean-related subjects:

Photographs of marine life:

General underwater photography:

Art (this book is really unclassifiable!):

Making your surroundings beautiful:

Bookshelf: Diving adventures

Travelling divers and interesting lives:

Maniacs (some admirable!):

Documentaries: By subject

Here’s a summary of the documentaries we’ve posted about, categorised loosely by subject.

BBC

Nature’s Great Events
Oceans
Shark
South Pacific
The Blue Planet
Wreck Detectives

Conservation

Blackfish
The End of the Line
March of the Penguins
Oceans
Saving the Ocean

Discovery Channel

Underwater Universe

National Geographic

Blue Holes – Diving the Labyrinth

Reality shows

Deadliest Catch, Season 1
Deadliest Catch, Season 2
Deadliest Catch, Season 3
Deadliest Catch, Season 4
Deadliest Catch, Season 5
Deadliest Catch, Season 6
Deadliest Catch, Season 7
Deadliest Catch, Season 8
Deadliest Catch, Season 9
Deadliest Catch, Season 10

Deadliest Catch – Tuna Wranglers
Deadliest Catch – Lobster Wars

Trawlermen, Season 1

Whale Wars, Season 1
Whale Wars, Season 2
Whale Wars, Season 3
Whale Wars, Season 4

Sharks

Air Jaws
Blue Water White Death
Sharkwater
Shark Week featuring Mythbusters – Jaws Special
Shark Men, Season 1
Shark Men, Season 2
Shark Men, Season 3
Shark

Shipwrecks

Wreck Detectives
Treasure Quest
Treasure Quest – HMS Victory Special
Ghosts of the Abyss