Below Freezing is the first and only dive guide to the Antarctic. Until recently the exclusive realm of scientific and military divers, this icy wilderness has become the extreme destination for recreational divers wishing to explore beyond the conventional. Detailing 27 dive sites on the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia with maps, photographs, and descriptions, this guide is packed with information and features vivid color photographs of the strange marine life of these waters, which remain at a temperature of minus 1 degree C throughout the year. Including sections of underwater photography, the history of Antarctic diving, how to choose and prepare for travel to this remote region, and diving techniques for subzero waters, this book is an indispensable resource for anyone considering diving the seventh continent, and an exciting read for anyone interested in this little-explored underwater world.
Building on the success of the first edition, this revised second edition has been expanded to include the following new features:
- An 8-page guide to the benthic life of the region, with photographs of all the major groups
- A new section on underwater photography and videography by the award-winning photographer Göran Ehlmé
- An additional chapter, "Leopard Seals: A Diver's Perspective"
- The book features 27 dive sites (including two new sites), all of which are illustrated
"This simple but highly practical guidebook is the first to cover Antarctica. Trotter deals with all the necessary information, such as how and when to get there, what to expect, what to bring (suggesting dry suits instead of wet), what wildlife you are likely to see, and underwater photography in the region."--Nigel Sitwell, Ocean Explorer
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