Knowledge is Power! Check out these fantastic books!

Check out these books, just in time for Christmas too!

We have all come up from a dive at some point and have been curious about the crafty critter we saw down below,  even if you aren't a diver and just beachcombing. There is a way to expand that knowledge of our local marine life.  


Pacific Reef & Shore

An excellent quick reference photo guide to Pacific Northwest Marine Life. Like Whales, seals, oysters, crabs, nudibranchs and seaweeds! Check it out!





Whelks to WhalesWhelks to Whales

This full-colour field guide to the marine life of coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and northern California is perfect for divers, boaters and beachcombers. Check it out!





Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest

Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest identifies each fish by its common name and is illustrated with full-colour photographs and labelled sketches. Check it out!


 about octopus and other Cephalopods of the Pacific Coast with this book.

about octopus and other Cephalopods of the Pacific Coast with this book.


Super Suckers

Is there a more bizarre-looking animal in the sea than the octopus? A baggy, boneless body surmounted by a pair of soulless eyes and fleshy horns. Eight snake-like arms with hundreds of suction cups, a stubby funnel projecting like a left-over piece of fire hose… not to mention its three hearts and blue blood. Learn more 



Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest

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With 1,700 superb colour photographs of over 1,400 species, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes is the most comprehensive collection of photographs of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published. Check it out!



151 Dives

This incredibly detailed book by Betty Pratt-Johnson, is an essential companion for all divers and would-be divers in the Pacific Northwest. Here are easy dives for the novice as well as more challenging sites along the fascinating coasts of British Columbia and Washington State. The book begins with comprehensive information on diving conditions from water salinity to water temperatures, visibility, currents and riptides, boats and log booms, marine life and dive flag regulations to list just some of the many aspects that precede the specific dive site information. Get your copy while this book is still in print. Check it out!