I always try and take some light reading with me, say Edmund Burke's 'Treatise on Man', or possibly 'The Collected Letters of' or the 'The Difficult Essays' by Bertrand Russell', or, at a push, and for comedy, how about 'Socrates's 'Precepts of Democracy'??
Seriously, Goldfinder is a good read, and you might enjoy 'The Man Who Bought a Navy', by Gerald Bowman, all about the salvage job which was undertaken to retrieve the German Imperial High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow.
For an interesting read, and one that's never came up before, try "The Cave Divers" by Robert Burgess. It's a true version of exploration(sans WKPP+GI3) of cave diving in the UK, US, France, Mexico and others from the "very" beginning.
<font color='#000080'>I enjoyed Caverns Measureless to man on my last holiday. But then, it was the week I started cavern/cave diving in Menorca! Well worth reading though, and as far as Martyn Farr's book's going, a bit easier to read.
I liked Goldfinder, found the last dive ok but not riveting, and neutral buoyancy ok but once you've read one history of scuba and the like yu've read most of it. Scuba first developed by...
<font color='#0000FF'>Am I one of the few people who don't take dive releated books on holiday.
Give me a Pat Cornwell or Linda Fairstein for holidays, nice crime fiction. I have done all the Wilber Smith, just bought his new one for christmas although it weighs about 2kg so that will not be travelling to the Redsea.