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Diving Guide Book Series by Tim Rock and Simon Pridmore Updated for 2019
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, February 21, 2019 @ 08:30 PM (EST)

Underwater shooter and author Tim Rock has announced newly updated versions of the five books that make up the highly successful diving and snorkeling guide series that he authors or co-authors with Simon Pridmore. Rock’s books cover Palau and Yap; Truk Lagoon, Pohnpei and Kosrae; and Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. The books co-authored with Pridmore cover Bali and Raja Ampat.

All of the titles, both in paperback and e-versions, are available now on Amazon and iTunes, as well as Rock’s Blurb bookstore. For a taste of the photographic riches in these books, check out Tim’s DPG article, “Shooting Across Indonesia: 10 Top Underwater Photography Sites.”


Diving Guide Series Updated for 2019

New for 2019, Tim Rock has just updated his diving and snorkeling guide series, enhancing some of his most popular titles. The series includes guides to Palau & Yap, Truk Lagoon, Pohnpei & Kosrae, Guam & the Mariana Islands by Rock and Bali and Raja Ampat & Northeast Indonesia by Rock and author Simon Pridmore.

Photojournalist Rock has lived in Micronesia in the Northwest Pacific for more than three decades. This region is considered to be the epicentre of marine biodiversity and, because of that, has become a Mecca for adventurous divers worldwide.

The Bali and Raja Ampat & Northeast Indonesia guides in this series were co-authored in collaboration with Simon Pridmore, author of a number of books for divers and a long-time Indonesian resident.

The five books are richly detailed and beautifully illustrated, giving prospective visitors useful advice and direction to help them plan their trips and providing them with a wonderful souvenir of their journey when they return.

All are available in paperback and e-book versions via Amazon stores and iTunes stores worldwide, as well as Tim’s own Blurb bookstore.

About the authors:

Lonely Planet author and photojournalist Tim Rock pioneered diving and snorkeling guides for the islands of Micronesia and Indonesia. Over the years, he has written of fabled destinations such as Palau, Yap, Truk and Guam, Bali, Komodo as well as jewels in the Federated States of Micronesia diving crown such as Pohnpei and Kosrae. His books have helped open up these islands worldwide to divers and have served to spread their fame throughout the diving community. As a frequent visitor to Indonesia over several decades, Tim was also responsible for penning the first guide to diving in Bali and Komodo.

See them on Amazon at Tim’s author page.

Simon Pridmore writes scuba diving books, travel books and scuba diving travel books. His book, Scuba Confidential – An Insider's Guide to Becoming a Better Diver, was the second-best-selling scuba diving book in 2016. Originally from the UK, Simon has lived in Asia for over 30 years and has spent a considerable portion of that time on the move both overland and underwater. As well as his books, Simon has written hundreds of articles and features on diver training and travel and speaks at dive and travel conferences all over the world.

See them on Amazon at Simon’s author page.




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