DALLAS — Tom Daley, who is a veteran of the water and has scuba-dived on a number of occasions, has a new book coming out that he says will give his fans a more realistic view of diving.
The book, called ScubaDiving: The Illustrated Guide to the World’s Most Beautiful Ocean, is set to hit shelves on Sept. 23.
The scuba expert said he wanted to write the book because he felt like diving is not something most people take seriously.
“You can get a lot of publicity out of it, and that’s why we don’t dive a lot, but a lot people really don’t understand what we do, and it can be a very boring activity,” Daley said.
“People really need to know what we’re doing, because there’s so much hype around diving and we’re going to tell you why.
So I just wanted to put a real look at what it’s really like.”
The book will give viewers a deeper understanding of what scuba is and what it can do.
It will also offer an insider’s perspective on some of the world’s most beautiful underwater places, including the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, which he said is “very different from what we see.”
Daley also wants to make sure that scuba divers get the information they need to safely dive and that their safety isn’t compromised.
The author, who has scouted the world, is not a professional scuba diver, but he said he was able to gain a lot from scuba training and learn how to get out of a scuba pool.
“There’s a lot you can learn from scooting, and also you can practice some of these things yourself, which I think is something a lot younger people are missing out on,” Dale said.
“I think it’s going to be a great guidebook to what scubadivers are all about and to make people understand what scurvy is and how to be safe.”
Daley has been diving since the age of 12.
He says he enjoys diving but he also has a passion for helping people, especially kids, get the most out of their scuba experience.
“It’s really cool to see what other people can learn, and if I can teach them a little bit more about what I’m diving, that’s what it all comes down to,” Daly said.
Daley’s book will be available in bookstores on Sept 23.
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