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The Antarctic dive guide / Lisa Eareckson Kelley.

Author/Creator:
Kelley, Lisa Eareckson, author.
Publication:
Princeton, New Jersey ; Oxfordshire, [England] : Princeton University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (145 p.)
Edition:
Third edition, fully revised and updated.
Series:
WildGuides.
WildGuides
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Subjects:
Scuba diving -- Antarctica -- Guidebooks.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Antarctic Dive Guide is the first and only dive guide to the seventh continent, until recently the exclusive realm of scientific and military divers. Today, however, the icy waters of Antarctica have become the extreme destination for recreational divers wishing to explore beyond the conventional and observe the strange marine life that abounds below the surface. This book is packed with information about the history of diving in Antarctica and its wildlife, and features stunning underwater photography. The Antarctic Dive Guide covers 31 key dive sites on the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia and includes maps and detailed guidance on how best to explore each site. Essential information is also provided on how to choose and prepare for travel to this remote region, and diving techniques for subzero waters. This book is an indispensable resource for anyone considering diving in Antarctica, and an exciting read for anyone interested in this little-explored underwater world. This fully revised and updated third edition: Covers 4 new dive sites Features revised and updated information for the other 27 sites covered Includes new sections on the Sea Leopard Project and natural product chemistry from Antarctic marine organisms
Contents:
Front matter
CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF DIVING IN ANTARCTICA
THE CONTINENT OF ANTARCTICA
DIVING IN ANTARCTICA: PLANNING YOUR VISIT
LEOPARD SEALS - A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE
UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY IN ANTARCTICA
OTHER WAYS OF CAPTURING THE UNDERWATER REALM OF ANTARCTICA
COMMON BENTHIC LIFE OF THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA AND SOUTH GEORGIA
NATURAL PRODUCT CHEMISTRY FROM ANTARCTIC MARINE ORGANISMS
THE DIVE SITES
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DIVE SITES OF THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
DIVE SITES OF SOUTH GEORGIA
GUIDANCE FOR VISITORS TO THE ANTARCTIC
MARINE WILDLIFE WATCHING GUIDELINES
GLOSSARY
PHOTO AND ART CREDITS
SUGGESTED FURTHER READING
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT THE OTHER CONTRIBUTORS
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
OCLC:
917131366
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400865994 doi