Books and DVD'S
A selection of Scapa Flow's best selling & favourite books,diving guides, history and sea -life identification
If you are a diver, snorkeller, sports fisherman, seashore enthusiast, or are in any way interested in the natural history of Britain's marine wildlfie, this book is for you. It is devoted entirely to the fish found around the coasts of the British Isles, and most of the 100 + species described are illustrated with couloured photgraphs of the fish in their natural habitat.
Includes 15 page full colour quick identification guide.
3 Hours of footage covering over 170 species
Running time 176 mins aprox
Great British Marine Animals will open your eyes to the beautiful and extraordinary creatures that inhabit the sea around us. Photographs are used both to aid identification of the common animals and to show how they go about their lives. the book is written for anyoone who loves the sea or is fascinated by wildlife, including snorkellers and divers.
This video includes iuderwater images of the wreck which have never been seen before and there are interviews with survivors and Ocadian Sandy Robertson who was the first diver to go on the wreck the day after she sank. Also included is the coverage of another unique event when the ashes of Dorothy Golding, wife of Bandsman Arthur Golding, who went down with the ship, were taken down by her grandson, Christopher Kilford, and placed in the wreck to reunite the couple once again.
The best selling guide to Scapa Flow has now been updated. This expanded 2nd edition now includes more wreck details, photographs, and a completely new section on aeroplane wrecks.
If you are looking for a comprehensive up-to-date guide to Scapa Flow, this book is a must to have
This classic account, which has sold well over 10,000 copies to date, continues previously unused German archive material, eye-witness accounts and numerous contemporary photographs to place the Grand Scuttle in its hisorical context and recreate the awesome spectacle as it unfolded that extraordinalry midsummer day.
Pieced together after much research and told for the first time in this biography is the astonishing story of what is regarded as the greates achievement in the history of marine salvage - the raising of the German fleet at Scapa Flow.
When the Germans sank their surrendered navy at Scapa Flow after the First World War, top salvage experts were agreed that the work of recovering the ships was a near-impossibility.
Engineer Ernest Cox was the one man who defied their prediction. In 1924 he decided to buy the scuttled fleet from the Admiralty, gambling his entire personal fortune on the colossal task of raising the German ships. Cox was a natural-born engineering genius, and though he has never before salvaged even a rowing boat, the fanatical energy and tireless concentration with which he worked during the next eight years achieved staggering results.