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#1 adamhanlon

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:38 PM

Wetpixel member John Bantin's magnum opus "Amazing Diving Stories" has been released and is now for sale at Amazon and other book stores. I'm sure the author will be along to tell us more about it soon Posted Image

In the meantime, here is the blurb from Amazon:

"A collection of thrilling diving stories This hardback collection of thrilling stories makes for compelling reading for all divers. There’s everything from classic tales of wreck discoveries to encounters with beautiful and bizarre creatures beneath the waves. There are stories of death and disaster as well as bravery and triumph. Take the plunge to read about the diver who discovered how to put sharks in a trance and the marine biologist who lost a limb trying to proving that sharks he studied were safe to swim with. There’s the tale behind the Red Sea’s most famous wreck, as well the Titanic’s sister ship that keeps claiming divers’ lives. Read about the politician attacked by a turtle, the saltwater crocodile that lost a sub–aqua scuffle and the eel feeding frenzy that almost claimed a life. Rogue government officials from Mexico are exposed for unacceptable underwater behavior and officious dive instructors are given the slip to allow some extraordinary underwater exploration. Exciting and extreme tales rub shoulders with more poetic pieces about the people and places that make up the folklore of this fascinating sport. This global tour takes in everywhere from Indonesia to the Caribbean and from the chill waters of Northern Europe to the reefs of the Pacific. Stories of technical pioneers are accompanied by quirky tales of adventure beneath the waves. Every ocean of the world is explored making this essential reading – or a wonderful gift – for divers everywhere."

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#2 John Bantin

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:44 AM

Thanks Adam,

I read my first review on Amazon and was thrilled - until I realised that it was by my wife!

That said, I do hope others will be thrilled by it and I have asked ther publisher to send you a review copy.

I buy my own photographic kit. Diving equipment manufacturers and diving services suppliers get even-handed treatment from me whether they choose to advertise in the publications I write for or not. All the equipment I get on loan is returned as soon as it is finished with. Did you know you can now get Diver Mag as an iPad/Android app?

 

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:54 PM

I read my first review on Amazon and was thrilled - until I realised that it was by my wife!

Hey, at least it wasn't a bad review Posted Image

That said, I do hope others will be thrilled by it

I will be buying a copy when I next place a book order. I look forward to reading it!

-Gina

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:16 AM

Congrats John, looking forward to getting a copy

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:51 AM

Congrats John, looking forward to getting a copy


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#6 MikeVeitch

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:58 AM

don't let anyone ever doubt my brain power :)

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#7 John Bantin

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:30 AM

Amazon in the USA are due to start delivering at the beginning of October. I'm sorry for any disappointing delays.

The book was evidently well-thought of by Ben Davison of Undercurrent:

http://www.wileynaut...ies_book_review

Edited by John Bantin, 20 September 2012 - 09:34 AM.

I buy my own photographic kit. Diving equipment manufacturers and diving services suppliers get even-handed treatment from me whether they choose to advertise in the publications I write for or not. All the equipment I get on loan is returned as soon as it is finished with. Did you know you can now get Diver Mag as an iPad/Android app?

 

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

Ooo, did I miss this from the intrepid John Bantin?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

I'm rather hoping Adam will write a review of the copy he has!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:58 AM

Now the best-selling scuba diving book on amazon in the UK. http://www.amazon.co...8&node=10194081

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#11 John Bantin

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:17 AM

Doing pretty well in the USA (Thank you all), I'm told it will soon be available in Spanish!

I buy my own photographic kit. Diving equipment manufacturers and diving services suppliers get even-handed treatment from me whether they choose to advertise in the publications I write for or not. All the equipment I get on loan is returned as soon as it is finished with. Did you know you can now get Diver Mag as an iPad/Android app?