Reading is a favorite pastime for many, and vacation is an especially great time to break into a good story and escape reality. Here are some of my top adventure books to bring on any dive trip, beach getaway, snorkeling or island vacation.
Island Vacation Books
- Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
A based-on-fact story about the discovery of a WWII German U-boat in the Atlantic ocean, off the coast of New Jersey. This book will remind even the most avid divers to take proper precautions when SCUBA diving.
- The Last Dive by Bernie Chowdhury
“A Father and Son’s Fatal Descent into the Ocean’s Depths”. Another story about the WWII German U-boat in the Atlantic ocean. Another fine reminder of setting goals, limits and balancing thrill-seeking with the passion for extreme sports.
- Below by Ryan Lockwood
Frightening, entertaining, and absolutely worth a read if you love science, marine animals and SCUBA diving. The perspective of the book keeps it interesting.
- What Lurks Beneath by Ryan Lockwood
Another fantastic ocean adventure that takes marine science, ROVs, tourists and marine life to a new level. Once again, frightening and entertaining at the same time.
- Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson
Adventure with treasure hunting and pirates? Yes, please. Non-fiction book, full of historical tidbits.
- The Reef by Nora Roberts
Marine archaeologist and a sailor seeking treasure, and fighting against curses, legends and myths in the Caribbean. Explosions, diving, treasure hunting and a bit of romance.
- Tiger Reef by John McKinna
A commercial diving expert witnesses a ship under attack. You will be drawn in by thrills from machine guns, pirates, the black market, and of course, SCUBA diving.
- Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham
Key West, ghosts, murder, romance all take place in the Bone Island Trilogy.
- Ghost Night by Heather Graham
Another in the Bone Island Trilogy, a murder mystery where a ghosts help a ghost-whisperer help solve the murder of a fiancee on the Island of Bones.
- Ghost Moon by Heather Graham
Key West sets the stage for the third book in the Bone Island Trilogy, with haunted houses, historical artifacts, the occult and a potential murder. Are the legends true?
And lastly, nearly anything and everything by Clive Cussler. Happy reading!