Dived Up Publications are independent publishers of books for scuba divers, freedivers and snorkellers. Our mission is to go beyond the basics to produce specialist books for underwater explorers: both serious and not-so-serious, well-researched and beautifully designed. Our prime goal is to create go-to books that stand the test of time.
Our list of publications includes titles on underwater photography and video, diving equipment, freediving, location guides, biography, maritime history, marine life and log books. We also distribute some titles for other small publishers.
As we don’t have the huge overheads of mainstream publishers we can consider niche titles which would not otherwise make it into print. We then combine diving and publishing know-how to create exciting and original books for divers. We supply the book trade, dive shops and release ebooks in popular formats too.
If you have an idea for a book or if you have already written something and are looking for a publisher, we will consider your proposal. On our Submissions page we’ve created a form which makes it easy for authors to send us the details we need to begin with.
Dived Up Editor-in-Chief
Alex Gibson has a background in media work having (literally) grown up in a publishing house and worked in broadcast television before returning to books. He is a partner in publishing firm Waterside Press, and a member of the Independent Publishers Guild. He set up Dived Up in 2012 in order to put his passion for diving and the underwater world into expanding the range of titles available to divers.
Alex is a qualified diving instructor, having trained with PADI and BSAC (The British Sub-Aqua Club), although he is not currently practising. He enjoys diving wherever and whenever he manages to get away with it, which to date includes Europe, the Red Sea, Caribbean, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.
He is especially passionate about the quality and variety of UK diving and regularly dives off the south coast of England. A former member of Oxford BSAC, he was a key part of the team which produced the winning entry for the 2013 Heinke Trophy, which recognises the significant contribution clubs and members make to the growth and development of scuba diving.
As a keen underwater photographer, he hasn’t quite reached the impressive standards of most Dived Up authors and contributors. Despite that, he keeps trying and is a member of the British Society of Underwater Photographers.