Diving Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
Author: Chris Santella
Category: Sports & Recreation
The earth’s oceans hold many wondrous surprises—be they the small, colorful “critters” off the coast of Papua New Guinea, opportunistic red demon squids in the Sea of Cortes, or naval wrecks in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll. In Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die Chris Santella has invited diving experts from around the world to share some of their favorite destinations, so ardent divers can experience these underwater wonders for themselves—either on location in their SCUBA gear, or at home in their armchair. The fifth in Santella’s bestselling “Fifty Places” series, the book takes divers from hot-spot destinations like Raja Ampat (off the coast of West Guinea) to old Caribbean favorites like Grand Cayman Isles. Readers will swim among whale sharks off Myanmar, befriend wolf eels off the coast of Maine, and marvel at the giant mola mola of Lembognan, Indonesia. These wonderful creatures—plus the brilliant coral reefs that often provide their backdrop—are captured in 40 gorgeous color photos from the world’s greatest underwater photographers. And for readers who want to travel to these breathtaking locales, Santella provides complete “If You Go” suggestions to help you plan your trip.
Here's just the antidote for the modern day affliction of overachieving, even on vacation. This humorous anti-guidebook juxtaposes 50 "must-see" destinations with 50 places that will satisfy your inner child ... you know, the one with the naughty streak. If the Coliseum seems a bit trite, indulge in some gladiatorial gazpacho at the world's largest tomato fight-La Tomatina-in Valencia, Spain. Can't make it to Stonehenge this year? How about a jaunt to Nebraska, where Carhenge adds a kitschy spin to this relic from prehistory? Got a problem with the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona? Check out the Running of the Nudes. Here's your guide to the road less traveled ... and more fun! 96 pages.
A definitive guide to the planet's finest offerings of activities on, in or under water. Featuring gorgeous photography and practical information, this is a must-have for thrillseekers and armchair dreamers alike.
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My fore-father Vikings arrived in North America in ships like this one over 300 years before Columbus and you'll find the historic facts in this book. I arrived in a more modern vessel. My son Earl S. Jenshus designed both the cover, showing a likeness of "our Stavangerford" and the back page. He is an international known graphic artist. Reading these pages you may learn a little Hawaiian, learn how to shoot birds on the wing, train dogs, buy the "pick-of-the-litter", shotgun safety. How to make money investing in real estate and how to look at the similarities of languages instead of the differences. You can learn how to hypnotize chicken! More useful might be the secret of how to pronounce a-multi-syllable word the first time you see it (!) and how to have a long and happy marriage in the process. It covers 80 plus years of living on two continents, 50+ of them in different states in the USA, starting as a penniless immigrant in Brooklyn N.Y., working in different fields before I found my niche in sales. Including as well are hundreds of years of history, part of which I have actually lived and more still of what I have learned being an avid reader since early childhood.