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Top 5 Books for Those Learning to Scuba Dive

There are tons of books out there for those looking to learn to Scuba Dive.  Some come with your course, others allow you to supplement your knowledge and increase your enjoyment of the underwater world.  Here is our selection of books for those learning to Scuba Dive.

Top 5 Books for Those Learning to Scuba Dive

You Dive Course Open Water Dive Manual

This is an essential piece of course material, used by almost all Scuba Divers, this book contains all of the information required to help pass your exams and help you to become a knowledgeable, confident and safe Scuba Diver. Once you have begun your journey to becoming a Scuba Diver, this book is an effective tool to helping you not only learn the practical skills of diving, but also the science of diving and how the pressure of the water can affect your body. This book can help you receive the critical knowledge required to become a Scuba Diver, but can also help get you on the stepping stones of becoming a more experienced and qualified diver. Once you have passed your open water diver certification, then the ‘scuba world’ becomes your oyster, with a whole range of courses available to you.

Scuba Diving, Dennis Graver

If you are looking for alternative material to your Open Water dive manual, to help you gain more of a wider perspective of the art of scuba, then ‘Scuba Diving’ by Dennis Graver can give you what you need from a scuba instructors point of view. Packed full of crystal clear photographs and detailed instruction, this book is most certainly one of the top 5 diving books for those learning to dive. This book contains vital information about dive equipment and how to care for it, how to equalize pressure in the mask, sinuses, and ears, how to use dive tables and how to document your dive successfully. ‘Scuba Diving’ is a fantastic addition to your scuba reading list.

Ultimate Diving Adventures: 100 Extraordinary Diving Experiences

If you are learning to dive, then you should certainly take a look at this book. With 100 incredible diving experiences, this book does exactly what it says on the cover. Once you begin learning to dive, there may be so much information to take in, on dry land that this will leave you begging for the open water. This book will help you remember why you started the open water diving course and will leave you with a whole range of ideas and places to visit once you become a fully-fledged open water Scuba Diver. With its expert guidance and stunning photography, this book will show you the best places to dive with whales and sharks, among other magnificent creatures. This book is perfect for armchair divers, but also contains essential and practical information for those beginning their journey as a Scuba Diver.

Reef Life: A Guide to Tropical Marine Life, Brandon Cole

When studying the open water diving course, you must complete a series of practical tests out in the open water. Once you successfully complete these tests, then you are free to explore the ocean for the first time with your buddy and the group. During those first few dives, Scuba Divers are usually so nervous and excited that they tend to miss what is going on right in front of their faces, this book is an essential guide to help you know what you are looking at and what you might find underneath the surface of the ocean.

With over 1000 incredible photographs of over 800 species of marine life, this book can help you figure out what you might have seen throughout your dive. Not only can this be an essential piece of your diving kit whilst you learn to dive, this book can also be taken with you throughout your diving career. In addition, this book contains clear and concise descriptions about the variety of marine animals that you might see in tropical oceans.

Diving the World, Beth and Shaun Tierney

If you are learning to dive, you must be interested in all the amazing places that the world’s global ocean has to offer. This book is essential for any Scuba Diver planning a life of scuba and all it has to offer. Not only does this book provide inspiration, it also provides the practical information required to plan your next dive. With over 200 incredible sites and vivid color images throughout, this book is the perfect start when planning your first diving holiday.

This book was written by an incredible husband and wife team of photo-journalists with over 25 years of experience. With an amazing planning section, this book provides all of the necessary information required to conduct a safe and enjoyable all-around experience including; what to pack, what to look out for, local laws and customs and health information.

This book is certainly a must-have for any scuba diving student.

Amazing Diving Stories: Incredible Tales from Deep Beneath the Sea, John Bantin

If you are learning to dive and want to immerse yourself entirely in all things ‘scuba’ then this book is certainly a compelling read. Including stories of exciting wreck dives to discoveries and even encounters with strange and wonderful creatures, this book of true stories has it all. Set all over the world, these stories will take you to places such as the Caribbean, Northern Europe as well as diving in the Pacific. This book covers every ocean, which makes this book essential reading for all levels of diver including students.

There are tons of good books for new Scuba Divers beyond the above.  What are your favorite books for new Divers?  Let us know in the comments below.

Jennifer Palmer
Jennifer Palmer
Diving since I was 13 years old, I am currently a rescue diver working towards my Dive Master qualification. As well as diving, I am also a freelance writer and a professional baker, with my own recipe blog Jennifer's Cakes.