The Coast of Coral

Bookshelf: Diving history

The early history of diving is filled with mavericks and adventurers, and continues with the development of ever-more sophisticated methods of exploring the deep. Find a good book here – you won’t be able to put it down.

Diving stories from the very early days of the aqualung:

Robert Ballard on the development of deep-water exploration by means of submersibles and ROVs:

Tim Ecott’s brilliant masterwork covering all of diving and then some:

Development of the dive tables:

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Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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