Few pastimes are more rewarding than capturing your own crayfish along South Africa’s magnificent coastline. The sport is ever-increasing in popularity, but novices and more experienced divers have, up until now had little to go by except their intuition and enthusiasm.

Diving for Crayfish in South Africa, the first book of its kind is a must for all divers and will encourage many newcomers to don flippers and snorkel. In this long awaited guide, author Colin Vary shares his many years of diving experience and his detailed knowledge of his quarry’s habits. He gives sensible advice on how when and where to dive safely, choosing the correct diving equipment, and also summarizes the legal restrictions to capturing crayfish in the Cape, Natal and Transkei.

Diving for Crayfish in South Africa is well illustrated with colour photographs, and drawings accompany the detailed text on the crayfish,  what it eats and where it lives.

Finally knowing his techniques will prove successful. Colin Vary includes a chapter for all you gourmets and guzzlers on the preparation and cooking of crayfish as well as other seafoods such as octopus, mussels, oysters and perlemoen. Safe diving and bon appetit.

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Authored by Colin Vary and published by Struik of Cape Town in 1993. Hard cover bound this First Edition is in Very Good condition with a laminated and illustrated cover. The size of the book is 248x174x14mm. ISBN 0869771809.

112pp incl Index. The front free ep is slightly warped. Maps and diagrams in b&w; 16pp coloured photog plates.