Wild and Temperate Seas
A colourful guide featuring award-winning underwater photography

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A personal guide to 50 of the UK's best dive sites.


Will Appleyard communicates his passion for adventure through his photography and writing. The author of Discover UK Diving and Dorset Dives, he is regularly commissioned for magazines, adventure-based platforms, adventure outfitting and travel brands – www.willappleyard.com. In this new guide a range of experienced contributors and award-winning underwater photographers – Kirsty Andrews, Dan Bolt, Jason Brown, Jake Davies, Alex Gibson, Stuart Philpott and Elaine Whiteford – share some of their favourite UK diving locations.


Map; Divemaster’s Briefing; Introduction; Dorset; Torbay by Dan Bolt; Plymouth; Porthkerris; Rock by Stuart Philpott; Lundy Island; Llŷn Peninsula by Jake Davies and Will Appleyard; Rathlin Island by Alex Gibson; Farne Islands by Kirsty Andrews; St Abbs, Loch Long and Loch Fyne by Elaine Whiteford; Mull by Kirsty Andrews and Dan Bolt; Scapa Flow by Jason Brown; North Rona and Sula Sgeir by Kirsty Andrews.


‘The pages look bright, the quality of the underwater photography leaves an impression of disarming colour and variety, and the writing is light and bright. Best of all, the book previews the actual dives and takes us for the ride, instead of making us feel like we’re revising for an exam. It makes us want to be at the location… An easy, enjoyable read… Books like this are just what British diving needs’– Diver magazine (Dec 2020).

‘An easy-to-read package that succeeds in showing off some of the best places to go diving in the UK… it’s a colourful journey through some great British diving locations’– SCUBA magazine (Jan 2021).

‘A perfect guide… Each site is meticulously described and researched, and showcases not only the exciting dives available in the UK but also the abundance and variety of marine life held by our shores. Next time you are planning a UK dive adventure, do plan it with the help of this book.’– Scubaverse.

‘The colourful nature of the book exudes warmth and the contributors take it in turns to provide some of the finest oh-so-lush pictures… Every entry is seemingly a classic of the genre’– British Diver.