Cool Waters, Emerald Seas: Diving Temperate Waters, published by Cork University Press, has won the Best Cover Design at the CLÉ Irish Book Industry Awards. The winner of the award was announced on the 17th February 2007 at the CLÉ Conference in the Fitzwiliam Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. -Cool Waters, Emerald Seas: Diving Temperate Waters (ISBN 978-0-95353-538-5, Hardback, 250 x 250mm 200 pp, €29.95, £19.95).
The book cover was designed by John Foley who is founder and Creative Director of Bite! - a Cork-based design studio which has been designing publications and publicity material for a broad range of clients in the Irish arts, culture, entertainment and publishing sectors since 1991. He is a member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI).
John Collins, who is an award-winning photographer with a special interest in the sea, took the cover photograph. Cool Waters, Emerald Seas: Diving Temperate Waters is his first book and is already beng celebrated as one of the finest collections of underwater images from the world's temperate seas. John is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography.
Cool Waters, Emerald Seas: Diving Temperate Waters takes us on a marine adventure within the oceans that lap many of our most populated shores, from the north Atlantic around western Europe, to the chilly Pacific of North America and south to the Great White sharks of Africa. This photographic portrait of a little explored part of our ocean world is the culmination of twenty years of diving the seas around Ireland, Scotland, Canada, South Africa and Tasmania.