New Frontiers in Marine Tourism

1st Edition

Diving Experiences, Sustainability, Management

Editors: Brian Garrod Stefan Gossling
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080453576
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 5th September 2007
Page Count: 248


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Table of Contents

Section I: An Introduction to Diving Tourism

  1. Introduction Brian Garrod, Stefan Gössling

Section II: The diving tourism experience

  1. Market segments and tourist typologies for diving tourism Brian Garrod

  2. Perceptions of and interactions with marine environments; diving attractions Carl Cater

  3. Economic value of diving tourism, local income and distribution Alan White and Samonte Tan

Section III: Environmental, economic and social impacts of diving tourism

  1. The state of coral reefs and consequences of global environmental change for diving tourism in tropical environments Stefan Gössling, Olof Lindén

  2. Vulnerability of marine mammals to diving tourism activities Susanna Curtin, Brian Garrod

  3. Environmental management and education: the case of PADI Anna Lindgren, Jenny Reithe, Sophia Trossvik, Stefan Gössling

Section IV Management of diving tourism

  1. The dive industry and social responsibility – time to catch up Claudia Townsend

  2. Management issues and techniques – artificial reefs Peter van Treeck

  3. Attitudes to and preferences of divers toward regulation Nola Barker, Callum Roberts

  4. Compliance with regulations by divers and tour operators Carol Scarpaci

  5. Managing diver impact and increasing support for conservation through education Claudia Townsend

  6. Tourist diving – injury, risk and safety<BR id="CRLF


‘New Frontiers in Marine Tourism’ is the first book of this kind to address and analyse this burgeoning tourism sector comprehensively. By integrating aspects such as the sustainability, safety, education, experiences and management of diving tourism the text highlights a variety of pressing topics related to the management of diving tourism, including:

  • different types of diving locations and their particular characteristics and the geographical distribution of dive locations
  • the growth and economic significance of diving tourism in destinations worldwide
  • different motivations and typologies of diving tourists, their learning behaviour, knowledge of marine environments, and their interaction with flora and fauna.
  • diver satisfaction, attitudes and preferences, education and interpretation, and compliance with regulations
  • environmental impacts, and aspects of risk and health.

Key Features

  • First book of its kind to address the rapidly growing area of diving tourism
  • Contributions from academic experts in the field, it addresses hot issues such as environmental impacts, health and safety, eduaction, and economic factors and impacts.
  • Brilliantly edited, it represents a coherent and cohesive collection of critically important issues in this area.


Final year undergraduate and postgraduate (PhD & Masters) students; optional courses such as adventure tourism, sports tourism and marine tourism, impacts of tourism, ecotourism, special interest tourism or tourism management (as a core text or recommended reading); professionals in the tourism industry


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About the Editors

Brian Garrod Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK

Stefan Gossling Editor

Stefan Gössling has professorships in Sweden at both Linnaeus University and Lund University, and is Research Coordinator of the Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism at the Western Norway Research Institute. He has worked in sustainability and transport for more than two decades, is the author or editor of 11 Transportation books (almost exclusively with Routledge), and has published more than 100 papers in leading Transportation journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associated Professor, Department of Service Management, Lund University, Sweden