Sunday 7 December 2014

Choose Your Own Art of Diving

It's feast or famine here at The Art of Diving. I was too busy to post anything last week but today I'm bringing you three new posts to make up for it!

First up we have some covers from Bantam Books' Choose Your Own Adventure series. They published over 180 books in the series from 1979 to 1998, in addition to numerous spin-off series.

From 1979 comes the second book in the series, Journey Under the Sea.

As a bonus, here's a later re-issue with a new cover.

1983 saw the publication of The Phantom Submarine. I've seen this cover attributed to artist Ralph Reese.

The following year saw Treasure Diver which includes one ending where, overcome by nitrogen narcosis, the reader takes out their regulator and drowns! I wonder how many kids read that and were put off the idea of diving!

Book 78 from 1988 was Return to Atlantis but this cover is from a later re-issue where it was number 18.

For more information on this series and others visit Demian Katz's comprehensive website here.


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