Guidebooks

Most travel guides stop at the water’s edge, omitting some of the most engaging environments a travel destination has to offer. The Reef Smart Guides Dive, Snorkel and Surf travel series is the definitive resource for those who like to explore the aquatic environment, particularly scuba divers, snorkelers and surfers.

Using our unique 3D-modelling technology, we have produced photo-realistic maps of the underwater environment, packed with vital information, such as access points, depths, currents, suggested routes, notable features and potential hazards. Each guide also contains a detailed section on marine creatures that includes information on approximately 100 species specific to the region.

Our guidebooks are an indispensable resource that helps divers and snorkelers explore the underwater world in a safe and environmentally responsible way and make the most of their time in the water. Fans of Lonely Planet will love this series. Pack these guidebooks with the rest of your gear and don’t leave home without them.

Where to buy

Our guidebooks are available online from Amazon and at many major book retailers across North America and Europe, including Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, Indigo and Chapters, Target, Walmart, Book & Books and Waterstones. They are also available at on-island dive operators and book retailers. If one of our guidebooks has helped improve your dive or snorkel trip, please leave an online review at Amazon. It really helps spread the word!

Current titles

These are the locations currently available in the Reef Smart Guides Dive, Snorkel and Surf series, in alphabetical order:

Barbados

In-depth analysis and 3D models of 21 dive and snorkel sites, including the famous Carlisle Bay area. Six surf sites and 89 species documented. 184 pages in length.

Published: January 15, 2019.

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Bonaire

In-depth analysis of 72 dive and snorkel sites including 3D models of 27 of the island’s most popular spots such as 1000 Steps, Karpata and Salt Pier. 95 species documented. 281 pages in length.

Published: December 15, 2018.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

In-depth analysis and 3D models of 21 dive and snorkel sites, including the famous Carlisle Bay area. Six surf sites and 89 species documented. 184 pages in length.

Published: January 15, 2019.

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Grand Cayman

Descriptions of 245 unique dive and snorkel sites and detailed 3D models of 47 of the island’s most popular sites, including the Kittiwake, Babylon, Devil’s Grotto, Doc Poulson, Snapper Hole, The Maze and many more. 105 species documented. 328 pages in length.

Published: October 27, 2020.

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Northwest Florida

Descriptions of 137 dive and snorkel sites, including two freshwater springs. 3D models of 48 of the region’s most popular sites, including the Oriskany, Tarpon and Empire Mica. Includes 27 shore-accessible sites along the Gulf Coast, six surf sites and a 33-page species section. 336 pages in length.

Published: May 21, 2021.
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Palm Beach, Florida

In-depth analysis and 3D models of 40 dive and snorkel sites, including five wreck treks. Modelled sites include the world-famous Blue Heron Bridge, the MV Castor and the lengthy Mizpah Corridor. Six surf sites and 107 species documented. 288 pages in length.

Published: October 15, 2019.

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