This volume offers new insight into an important and largely under-examined area of marine leisure and tourism: scuba diving tourism. Knowledge of scuba diving has long been hidden among broad discussions of water-based sports and activities and this focused book aims to shed further understanding and knowledge on this popular international activity.
The book examines the current issues central to research into and management of scuba diving Tourism from multidisciplinary perspectives such as health and safety, climate change, policy and regulation and the recreation/leisure context. It further reveals critical management issues of economic, environmental and socio-cultural impacts related to scuba diving tourism which extends to the influence of climate change on the industry’s operations and future.
This significant volume which conceptualizes the issues surrounding scuba diving tourism now and in the future is written by leading experts in this field and will be valuable reading for all those interested in marine leisure and tourism.
"Scuba Diving Tourism provides significant insight into some of the most pertinent issues associated with one of the fastest growing recreational activities…the book certainly serves as valuable reading for students and researchers who wish to gain insights into this industry."- Michael Lück (Jul.2015) Annals of Leisure Research.
Part 1: Context 1. Introduction: Scuba Diving Tourism Ghazali Musa and Kay Dimmock 2. History of Scuba Diving Tourism Kay Dimmock and Terry Cummins 3. A World Geography Of Recreational Scuba Diving Alan A. Lew Review 1: Wreck diving Joanne Edney and Jonathon Howard Part 2: Issues of Health and Education 4. Safe Scuba Diving Health and Safety Essentials D G Walker Review 2: Scuba Diving for Persons with Disabilities Selina Khoo and Caroline Walsh 5. Scuba Education and Training Kelsey Johansen Review 3: International Standards on Recreational Diving services Peter Jonas Part 3: Consumer Behaviour of Divers 6. Scuba Diving Motivation Kee Mun Wong, Thinaranjeney Thirumoorthy and Ghazali Musa 7. Responsible Underwater Behaviour Ong Tah Fatt and Ghazali Musa 8. Experience, Intepretation and Meanings Balvinder Kler and Emily Moskw 9. Scuba Diving Satisfaction Thinaranjeney Thirumoorthi, Kee Mun Wong and Ghazali Musa Part 4: Scuba Diving Sustainability 10. Business of Scuba Diving Kay Dimmock and Terry Cummins 11. Scuba Diving, Environmental Change, and Sustainability C. Michael Hall Review 4: Mabul Island: The Social and Environmental Impacts on a Dive Tourism Sacrifice Area Alan A. Lew and Amran Hamzah 12. The Future and the Sustainability of Scuba Diving Tourism Ghazali Musa and Kay Dimmock