Top Wreck Dives of the World
This book explores the fascinating world of shipwrecks and wreck diving. Their great historical interest aside, shipwrecks shelter diverse communities of marine creatures and fabulous coral growths. Wreck dives are also useful for building diving skills, affording valuable practice in negotiating challenging or confined settings. The selection of dives includes airplanes as well as ships.Coverage is organized regionally by ocean, with the dives grouped according to the territorial waters in which they lie. There are uncounted thousands of wrecks around the world. The sites selected for this book are the 'best of the best'. The book offers a full spectrum of dives, from shallow dives on artificial reefs (formed by sinking old or decommissioned ships) to spectacular descents, to major wrecks such as the Lusitania, the Andrea Doria and the ship 'graveyards' of Scapa Flow and Truk Lagoon.
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Dear Mr. Jackson,
An interesting website referring to your book.
The information regarding the wrecks in smIthwinkel's and in particular the wrecks of the sas goodhope and sas transvaal is incorrect.
The two wrecks were sunk in 1978 and not in the early 7o's and the south african navy payed no part in it other than having sold the wrecks to myself.
After having stipped them of valued metals, i donated them to the False Bay consevation society for the creation of artificial reefs and i personally supervised the sinkings with the assistance of private explosive experts.
I was 37 and am now 69. I have and incredible and no doubt only colection of photographic material, newspaper cuttings etc.
This material is available to anyone interested to read a fascinating story and how the SA Government tryed to stop me sinking the Transvall after the successfull sinking of the good hope
You can contact me at
I now live near Port Talbot/Swansea in South Wales UK