New Mike Clark guide to Scottish diving

100 sites brought to life by a man who knows them well

Author: Pat
2nd February 2012
 

Dive author Mike Clark’s latest book is a comprehensive guide to some of the best sites north of the border.

‘Wrecks & Reefs of Southeast Scotland’ focuses on the Firth of Forth, and areas around the port of Leith, near Edinburgh.

Although sites around the River Clyde are well documented and dived, those in the Firth of Forth are relatively unknown and less frequently visited. But Mike Clark has dived all of the 100 sites detailed in the book, and as a published author and photographer, brings them to life with his extensive knowledge.

Up water of Leith Docks, the river runs into a huge basin of volcanic origin, meaning lots of islands and submerged pinnacles. Not only does that make for some scenic diving, it also explains why so many vessels have foundered here over the centuries.

Wrecks accessible to recreational divers include aircraft and an aircraft carrier, steam-powered submarines and even a German light cruiser.

Thanks to Mike’s extensive knowledge of the area, he has included his own personal recommendations for dive sites. Handy tips include their GPS positions, safety, and skill level required of 100 dive sites from the Forth Bridge to Eyemouth.

Practical information such as dive centres, dive boats, accommodation and onshore activities along the way are also included.

Wrecks & Reefs of Southeast Scotland by Mike Clark is available in softback from all good bookshops, priced 18.99.

 
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