IF YOU’VE SEEN Andy Torbet on stage at the Dive Shows or on TV, you’ll know that this professional adventurer has a dynamic delivery coupled with a nice line in self-deprecation that makes hearing about his exploits a pleasant pastime. Don’t miss him at DIVE 2016 in October, when he moves into the realm of very deep wrecks.
We reviewed the hardback edition of this book about a year ago. In a series of chapters set above and below the waterline, Torbet sets himself some tough challenges in the British Isles.
These are designed to stretch his impressive skill-set, and take him from deep beneath the waves to high on mountain ranges, with some kayaking at the interface for good measure.
It’s well-written, straightforward and humorous, and with plenty to go wrong along the way, despite the painstaking planning, there are lessons to be learnt. If you haven’t yet read it, this entertaining paperback is well worth investigating.
Steve Weinman

Bantam Press
ISBN: 9780552169110
Softback, 336pp, £9.99