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New Book by Tim Rock and Simon Pridmore: 50 Best Dives in Indonesia
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, February 24, 2018 @ 08:00 AM (EST)

Tim Rock and Simon Pridmore have published their third book in the series, The Ultimate Guide to the Essential Sites. The full-color 220-page book takes on a country offering not just the world’s most biodiverse waters but probably the best diving on the planet: Indonesia.

The 50 Best Dives in Indonesia covers what the authors deem to be the best of the best, from iconic sites such as Raja Ampat and Komodo to places you may never have heard of, like Maputi in Central Sulawesi and Manuk in the middle of the Banda Sea.

The book, which joins The 50 Best Dives in Micronesia and The 50 Best Dives in the Philippines in the series, is available for purchase in ebook and paperback versions on Amazon, iTunes and Blurb. Check out “Shooting Across Indonesia: 10 Top Underwater Photography Sites” for some of Tim’s awesome underwater photography featured in the book—along with some handy imaging tips.


A New Guide to the Best Scuba Diving in Indonesia
The 50 Best Dives in Indonesia – The Ultimate Guide to the Essential Sites
by Tim Rock and Simon Pridmore

Indonesia is a huge country that most divers agree offers the best scuba diving in the world. It is a vast archipelago, spread between two oceans and over several seas, that connects Asia with Australasia and encompasses a vast part of the rich reef system known as the Coral Triangle. This is scuba nirvana: home to the greatest diversity of life forms on the planet.

There are so many wonderful dive sites in so many areas of Indonesia that it can be hard to choose where to start or, after you have started, where to go next. In this essential guide, Tim Rock and Simon Pridmore aim to help you decide by highlighting what they believe are the top fifty Indonesian dive sites: the best of the best. All the main diving areas are represented here, from the tip of Sumatra to the heart of West Papua.

Whether you are an experienced veteran of Indonesian diving or a novice planning to visit the region for the first time, this book is for you. Not only will it help you pick out the key hotspots in relatively well-known places like Bali, Komodo and Raja Ampat, it will also introduce you to the top sites in the more remote, much less visited parts of the country, such as Mapia, Maputi and Manuk. There are shipwrecks, deep walls, enormous fish aggregations, weird creatures, wild rides, ancient reefs, kaleidoscopic seascapes and even an undersea volcano. No matter how well you know Indonesian waters, there will be at least a few dives in these pages that you have not yet logged, maybe never even heard of.

Full color throughout with 220 pages, maps and over 270 images, this is the third volume in a series that also includes the 50 Best Dives in Micronesia and the 50 Best Dives in the Philippines.

  • Paperback 221 pages
  • eBook File Size: 129128 KB
  • Published by Createspace & Mantaray Publishing
  • Sold by: Amazon Worldwide/iTunes/Blurb
  • Language: English

Tim Rock and Simon Pridmore are internationally published authors with decades of Indonesian dive experience. They have previously worked together on the Diving and Snorkeling Guides to Bali and the Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Raja Ampat and Northeast Indonesia. Find out more at www.timrock.photoshelter.com and www.simonpridmore.com



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