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Off South Africa's Maputaland coast lie some of the most exciting coral reefs in the world - and some of the most southerly.

Despite being a mecca for divers they maintain an amazing diversity of life and provide occasions to encounter some rare and seldom seen marine species. You can dive with pregnant Raggedtooth sharks and whale sharks - and all that after some of the most exciting boat rides on the planet.

This is where I made more than a thousand dives during the 1990s and this book is a (mostly visual) diary of those magic moments in my life - it is one of a series of these diaries I am compiling from my shoebox of photos, drawings and thoughts that normally just gather dust in forgotten corners.

Wolfgang E. Grulke
June 2011

TMM123weg

About the Author

Wolfgang Grulke
TMM123weg Dorset, UK
Wolfgang is a businessman, author and photographer with an unbridled passion for the natural world. By choice he is both a futurist and a palaeontologist - spanning hundreds of millions of years of pre-history - while trying to inspire top executives who often think that 'the future is never urgent'! He lives contentedly with his wife Terri Martin and two dogs in the English countryside.

Publish Date  August 29, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  186 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Travel

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Comments (2)

TMM123weg

TMM123weg says

Thanks Mike. You have been a personal inspiration to me, and a valuable mentor - especially in the years we shared on the board of the JLB Smith Institute in Grahamstown!

posted at 03:55am Oct 05 PST

mikebruton

mikebruton says

Well done, Wolfgang, this is an outstanding book and a very valuable record of the marine fauna off Sodwana Bay. It was a pleasure being associated with you early in your diving career. I was among the very first people to SCUBA dive off Sodwana (in the early 1970s) while I was doing scientific research at the nearby Lake Sibaya. Mike Bruton

posted at 03:05am Oct 05 PST

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