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Publisher Description

The only ebook you need for snorkelling and diving in the Maldives. Over 300 pages of stunning fish photography, concise expert information, diagrams and easy to reference icons. Written by a Marine Biologist Tim Godfrey and and Marine Expert, Rudi Kuiter. This new edition now features Sharks and Rays.

Applicable to Central and Western Indian Ocean East Africa, Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Chagos, Laccadives, Cocos Keeling Islands.


With almost every fish, shark and ray likely to be seen by divers and snorkellers in the Maldives and Central/Western Indian Ocean,this reference book is the perfect guide to check on those mystery fishes seen during dives.

Illustrated with superb underwater photographs, with most photographs taken in the Maldives, the pages are packed with information relevant

to the Maldives marine environment. The species that vary in colour, or between sexes, are all illustrated with additional photographs.

The introduction explains the basics of fish science, behaviour and evolution and brief text for each species describes points of interest and differences between similar species. There are detailed drawings on fish-features, shapes

and colour patterns. To assist in identifying the family, small, diagnostic silhouettes from the contents page are distributed as thumbprints throughout the book. Fishes of the Maldives Indian Ocean is easy to use, and will hopefully encourage researchers, divers and snorkellers to take greater interest in the smaller species, as well as the large.

Science & Nature
15 April
Atoll Editions
Timothy Godfrey

Customer Reviews

JayCeeCal ,

Incredible photography and very comprehensive

Having seen so many fish on my diving trips, this is the book I keep returning to in order to find out exactly what they were.

The ‘Fish Finder Icons’ are useful as it uses the shape of the fish to get you to the correct section quickly (especially good if you have no idea what it was that you saw in the water). Then when you are in the right section, I look at the photographs for working out exactly which species I saw.

If like me, you thought there was only a few types of Angelfish or Butterflyfish then prepare to be amazed at the variety that is out there.

Makes you look more closely at what you see on your dives and when snorkelling. Remember to look straight after your dive while the memory is fresh - because some fish are really subtly different from each other. This book does well at showing how to tell them apart so you can confidently say to the kids ‘we saw a Vagabond Butterflyfish’!