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Third Edition Of ‘Antarctic Dive Guide’ Published

Are you a drysuit junkie? Ever dreamt of testing your diving limits in one of the most inhospitable areas on earth?

If you’ve got the wherewithal to get there, Antarctica probably can’t be beat, and Princeton University Press’s WILDGuides just published the third edition of the Antarctic Dive Guide.”

Written by Lisa Eareckson Kelley and six other contributors, the 144-page book is chock-full of photos and maps from 31 dive sites on the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia. The updated third edition, published on March 25, covers four new dive sites, has revised information on the other 27 sites as well as a new section on the Sea Leopard Project, a campaign to better understand the leopard seals of Antarctica.

The book also sports a brief history of diving in Antarctica — from 1902 with brass diving helmets to the 1960s with scuba gear and then on to drysuits and the establishment of formal diving rules for the region. Additionally, it discusses planning your visit, what to expect when you get there as well as the common sea life of the region.

Personally, I won’t be diving there anytime soon, but it’s still a great read for a vicarious thrill.

The book retails for US$29.95 / UK£19.95 and can be ordered straight from WILDGuides or Amazon Kindle, Apple iBook, Barnes & Noble’s Nook and other online retailers.



John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.