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100 Dives of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Underwater Destinations (Hardcover)
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Explore 100 breathtaking scuba diving sites around the world--from the cenotes of Mexico to the best wreck in Micronesia--through stunning National Geographic photography, expert tips, and cutting-edge travel advice.
Filled with more than 350 images from National Geographic, 100 Dives of a Lifetime provides the ultimate bucket list for ardent scuba divers and aspirational travelers alike. From diving with manta rays at night in Kona, Hawaii, and swimming with hammerheads of Cocos Island in Costa Rica to exploring caves in Belize's Lighthouse Atoll and diving beneath the ice floes of Antarctica, this exquisite inspirational book is filled with beautiful imagery, marine life guides, trusted travel tips, and expert diving advice from world-famous National Geographic divers and explorers like Brian Skerry, Jessica Cramp, and David Doubilet. Organized by diving experience and certification level--from beginner open water and wreck dives to expert cold water and cave dives--each location offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the magic of our world's oceans--from your armchair or with your scuba gear in tow.
About the Author
CARRIE MILLER is an American-born, New Zealand-based travel writer. She has spent her career riding reindeer in Mongolia and diving with great white sharks in Australia, among other adventures. A contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler, Miller has also been published in Afar and Travel + Leisure, among others. She lives with her husband, a dive master, in Lake Hawea, New Zealand.
BRIAN SKERRY (foreword) is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998 he has been a contract photographer for National Geographic magazine, covering a wide range of subjects and stories. He was named the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year in 2017. His work has appeared in People, Sports Illustrated, U.S. News & World Report, Smithsonian, and Esquire, among other publications. The author/photographer of Shark, published in 2017, lives in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.
“If you are a diver, this book will add to the list of places you want to explore for sure. My husband and my bank account may not be pleased I have this to consult and to dream over but I am glad I can revisit the pages, at least until I can dive the actual sites.”—BookNAround
“Well, this book is more about scuba diving than snorkeling, but it’s not JUST for divers. The pictures inside are as glorious as you’d imagine from National Geographic…it made me feel wanderlust to visit all these places…Talk about a bucket list for travel!” –Jennifer – Tar Heel Reader
“Are you wondering where to #dive next? I want to go to every site in this book that I have not been to yet and go back to the ones I have. I might sleep with this book under my pillow!” –Instagram: @wesaidgotravel
“So you don’t have to be a diver to appreciate a book like this. The beautiful photos are impressive but the book also opened my eyes to many places I’ve never heard of… This was a great book to pore over and dream up travel plans with.” –Real Life Reading
“I swear that I’m going to take up diving because of this book.” –The Wayfaring Voyager
“Do you need a bucket list of breathtaking dive sites to visit? Do you need some new reading material? Look no further!!!” –Instagram: @vibesandhorizons
“Now National Geographic is giving all of us a glimpse into this aquatic wonderland in its breathtaking new book…So whether you have your scuba gear already packed and ready to go, simply love spectacular photography of nature’s eye candy, or have been contemplating investing in scuba lessons before taking your next vacation…this is better than escapist fiction, this volume provides authentic life-affirming real-world beauty that makes us appreciate this rock we call home all over again.” –Jathan & Heather
“This book, quite simply, takes my breath away.” –Instagram: @shereadswithcats
“Explore 100 breathtaking scuba diving sites across 60 countries and 6 continents through stunning National Geographic photography, expert tips, and cutting-edge travel advice.” –Insider