|Please be advised that I am now in semi-retirement
mode and although in the office and operating Oceans Enterprises most days,
I am not always available. By all means phone and if I am not here I will
return your call. Email is always the best, as it allows me to process
your order or attend to your query as soon as possible. Most orders are
out the same day - and then take a month of Sundays to reach you by the
abysmal Australia Post. I am not restocking, so once I have sold out, that's
it. I have good stocks of my own publications but again I will not be reprinting.
Anyway, I am still at your service.
All the best, Peter.
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With all the misery in the world, the
misunderstanding, intollerance, fanaticism, greed and abuse, it is wonderfull
to appreciate that this is not the way of the universe, and not the way
God, your God,meant it to be.
The smile of a child tells us that.
Young Dario Romeo, then three
years old; the son of Dr Alberto Romeo, the pioneer Italian underwater
photographer and author. See his new book above. (Photo taken some thirty
"Water - the ocean - is our most natural
We are born naked from the miniature ocean
of the mother's womb."
Jacques Mayol, 1927-2001
"You all have to pay $2.00 to come in.
Old people only pay $1.00."
written and placed at the reception desk by my (then) six year old son.
Thanks Sam!!! Thats what happens when you have children late in life.
"People who live within their means suffer from a lack of imagination."
"Why is it that Seaworld serves fish in their restaurant? I can't
help thinking that I'm eating a slow learner."
"Buy more books". Peter Stone.
"My dad was a sailor on the ocean He knows all about the ocean.
What he doesn't know is why he quit being a sailor and married my mom".
year old kid - not MY kid). More kids quotes.
||FIFTH EDITION of DIVE AUSTRALIA has been released, and
is now available.
It is a hardcover book of over 1022 pages, with over 500 mono photographs
and 16 colour plates.
Enter on the book right for further details.
See further details on the Dive Australia
Excellent value: $56.00
(Postage $12 anywhere in Australia).
OF AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS
Other Maritime Incidents.
no less than 15,600 alphabetic entries of vessels of all rigs, sizes,
and shapes, that have been lost, or involved in a major maritime incident:
the definitive reference on Australian ship losses. Such a listing has
never before been achieved. That it has now been published is due to the
extensive primary research of some three hundred authors of shipwreck
and maritime publications. The objective is to provide a short
entry for each vessel, with relevant physical details, history, and information
on her loss or incident. This is followed by a code to a published book
or reference so as to provide the reader with a means of finding further
information; the encyclopedia is thus very much a bibliography.
dustjacket, 1232 pages, 190 x 250 mm portrait size, a small number of photographs,
40 maps, gazetteer, glossary, bibliography, chronology, statistics, and
research advice. $68.00, plus $12 postage anywhere in Australia (includes
GST). Overseas postage at cost. Link
for further details.
||THE LAST NEW
GUINEA SALVAGE PIRATE
If you only read one diving
book this year, then it should be this remarkable book. Some of the dives
will horrify you - 300 ft on air inside a ship trying to put out a condenser,
diving for silver coins under the control of the Marcos clan in the Philippines,
beating off rival salvage divers for legal and illegal gains in the many
wrecks of Papua New Guinea. A great book.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 496
pages, mono and colour prints. $56.00
For a full description, link
on the book image.
||WORLD ATLAS OF MARINE
Rudie H. Kuiter and Helmut
This enormous book is the
most comprehensive of fish identification guides that I have seen. It includes
over six thousand full colour photograph covring 4,200 species, and claims
to be a new benchmark for fish identification. ‘Presented here are the
fishes one is likely to see when diving or snorkelling, as well as those
that are of interest to those who main seawater aquariums. It includes
both tropical and temperate fishes, those that inhbit rocky reefs and coral
reefs, inshore and offshore, and pelagics. The text is not extensive, with
general information on habitat and distribution, number of species within
a group, behaviour, aquarium considerations, identification between sexes
and age. It is an invaluabl reference book for anyone interested in fishes.
It is indeed huge, wighing in at over 3kg. Hardcover, laminated boards,
just under A4 size, 720 pages full colour throughout, general contents
list, scientific species name index. $148.00
||Prepared for Marine History
THE AUSTRALIA RUN
Jack Loney and Peter Stone
Volume 6 in the series -AUSTRALIANSHIPWRECKS.
Hardcover, dustjacket, 360
Covers those vessels lostbetweenthe
United Kingdom and Australia.
Although the final bookinthe
series, The Australia Run stands alone in its coverage of the vesselslost,not
only on Australian shores, but enroute to or from Australia.
For a full description,linkto
||Write underwater with an ordinarypencil.
$15.00 per pad.
A most valuable aid forthediver
and anyone involved in water activities. Ideal for taking observationnotes,or
simply to communicate underwater or in wet conditions. Slipsinto divevest
for easy access. Fifty sheets 90 x 130 mm in size, spiralbound, withstiff
plastic covers for easy of writing. No metal - no rusting.Sheetsmay be
torn off or remain on pad.
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NEW BOOK TITLES IN STOCK and MANY SECOND-HAND BOOKS.
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OWN OCEANS ENTERPRISES PUBLICATIONS
Lady and the President,
- The Fall of Rabaul
your dives, one per page, in 100-log book.
underwater with an ordinary pencil.
SEALS, Special Operations.
of Diving. Pearl Diving
Still Photography and Video
Coral Reefs and Great Barrier Reef
life identification books of the highest quality.
Nudibranchs, Cephalopods, Elasmobranchs.
Pacific,Coral Sea, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean.
diving. Commercial diving.
Gas and Technical diving.
and Cavern diving.
GUIDES and LOCATIONS
Asia, The World.
shipwrecks and salvage.
Archaeology and History
STATE GOVERNMENT MARINE
We don't stock an extensive
range of underwater DVDs, but these are excellent and are of great interest.
We don't trade in these
but we do have quite a few copies of old Australian dive magazines.
SPECIALS - ALL CATEGORIES
books but most are out of print with only one copy available.
beautiful bull terrier, was a one-off.)
Some of the more popular out-of-printbooks
included in the main listing of new books.
We are seeking many second-hand
titles. Perhaps you have copies for sale.
We are always interested
in buying second-hand dive book.
small selection of new and second-hand titles,
on the Pacific War.
small selection of books on general photography.
books on underwater photography see above)
ON PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE PACIFIC
small selection of new and second-hand books.
|Covers additional material
and errata as provided direct from the author or publisher.
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of AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS
TO FREEDOM - THE FALL OF RABAUL
LADY AND THE PRESIDENT
topics relevent to the marine world, and its preservation.
recreational scuba diving, the THREE GOLDEN RULES, and FAQs - Frequently
OCEAN and DIVING LINKS.
include a number of interesting and important links to relevant websites,of
interestto divers. Most have been extracted from Peter Stone's Dive
Australia.They include links to general scuba diving sites, shipwrecks,marine
life,dive news and information, weather and tides, government departmentsandtravel.
particular interest to divers.
notes on the history of diving, and links.
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