Fish & Dive the Caribbean - VOL. 1

by Larry Larsen

Fish & Dive the Caribbean-Vol.1, a candid fishing and diving guide to the Caribbean, is written by Larry Larsen and M. Timothy O'Keefe, who have 50 years of combined experience exploring the region both above and below the waterline. The book covers the most visited islands such as the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, and also other sites such as Turks & Caicos, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Cozumel and Cancun. Bermuda, actually well out in the Atlantic but perceived as part of the Caribbean by some travelers, is also included.

Written in the lively, casual style that has won both authors numerous awards, the 192-page guide details how sportsmen should plan and pack for a trip to ensure their Caribbean vacation is everything they hope it will be. Guides, weather patterns, hotel facilities and even restaurants are discussed, the bad along with the good. "Too many guidebooks paint an idealized picture of what island travel is like," explains co-author O'Keefe. "We've tried to give an honest appraisal of the service and treatment you can expect. It's a fair but candid assessment."

Larsen and O'Keefe have discovered that divers and anglers are more alike than different. Environmentally-conscious divers and hard-core fishermen should have no problem with this blending. Neither trolling offshore for big game or poling over barren sand flats disturbs the reef life divers travel so far to see. Furthermore, divers and anglers are the ones who are most likely to band together to conserve the marine resources in the islands. A detailed index and a list of tourism offices to contact for further information is included.

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