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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi All,
here is the press release for my new book. Its due out at the end of September. I'm planning to launch the book at the Birmingham dive show and i have booked a room to show a presentation. I hope to see a lot of you there. Any questions that the release doesn't answer just let me know.
Mike Clark

Situated on the south side of the Firth of Forth, the port of Leith,
Edinburgh, is a major harbour for warships and cruise liners.
Over hundreds of years it has been a trading port and a military
dockyard. With Rosyth Dockyard situated further west, this
busy waterway has two historically-important destinations for
vessels and over time, many vessels were sunk during storms,
failed to avoid collisions or were wartime victims of U-boats or
From Leith Docks the river widens forming a huge estuary
filled with volcanic islands and submerged pinnacles that are
blasted by fierce tidal streams, providing an opportunity for
some fantastic scenic diving. This is also the final resting place
of hundreds of shipwrecks, many of which are of especial historical importance. For the diver there is so much to explore in these new
and exciting deeper wrecks that have the added attraction of being little known. These wrecks include an aircraft carrier, a German
light cruiser that saw action at the Battle of Jutland, aircraft and even steam-powered submarines are all there waiting to be dived.
Unlike the well-documented and dived River Clyde wrecks on the west coast, or those in the English Channel, these in the Firth of
Forth are rarely mentioned although many lie within a 20-mile radius of Edinburgh.
The author has dived all the 100 sites and wrecks in the book and as a professional underwater photographer has provided truly
atmospheric images that capture the special identity of these East coast wrecks and reefs. As well as his detailed knowledge of the
sites, the author has also given his recommendations for dive sites, including their GPS positions, safety, and skill level required.
Practical information such as dive centres, dive boats, accommodation and onshore activities is also included.
This guide will help divers select the best dives to suit local weather conditions and to find the best scenic sites. It includes all the
new and exciting dive sites recently found in areas such as Burntisland, North Berwick, Dunbar, St. Abbs and Eyemouth and
information on how best to dive them an absolute must for divers visiting this area!
Wrecks & Reefs of Southeast Scotland
Mike Clark
Readership: this will be an indispensable book for all divers.
ISBN 978-184995-010-7 240 × 170mm softback 224pp full colour throughout with photographs and maps £18.99 September, 2010
The guide for diving the Firth of Forth
and southeast Scotland
Identifies newly-found important
shipwrecks and also provides GPS
Written by a highly-experienced and
qualified diver
Provides a wealth of information
including historic details
Full colour throughout
100 Dives from the Forth Bridge to Eyemouth
About the author: Mike Clark is a British Sub Aqua Club Advanced Diver and Instructor, a professional underwater
photographer and journalist with articles in many diving magazines including Diver, Dive and Sport Diver, etc.

Distributor: BookSource, 50 Cambuslang Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow, G32 8NB, UK
Customer services: Tel: 0845 370 0067 Fax: 0845 370 0068
Int. tel. +44(0)141 643 3961 Fax: +44(0)141 642 9182 e-mail: [email protected]
from Whittles Publishing, Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland, UK. KW6 6EG
T: +44(0)1593-731 333; F: +44(0)1593-731 400; e: [email protected] Whittles Publishing

The only stupid question is the one you don't ask!
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I look forward to buying a copy at the Dive Show. Come say hello at the BSoUP stand (assuming they let me plug EMUP again!)

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Mike does your book extand to Fife? I know a few sites on the south of the Forth and round to the Farne islands but I'm keen to do some dives from the shore in Fife.
Hi Dave, Yes the book covers sites in Fife out of burntisland. However they are all boat dives as i remember.
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