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Barker, N. H. L. and C. M. Roberts. 2004. Scuba diver behaviour and the management of diving impacts on coral reefs. Biological Conservation 120(4):481-489.

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Hawkins, JP and CM Roberts. 1993. Effects of recreational scuba diving on coral reefs: trampling on reef-flat communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 30: 25-30.

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Hawkins, JP, CM Roberts, T Van’t Hof, K De Meyer, J Tratalos, C Aldam. 1999. Effects of recreational scuba diving on Caribbean coral and fish communities. Conservation biology 13(4): 888-897.

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Hawkins, J. P., C. M. Roberts, D. Kooistra, K. Buchan, and S. White. 2005. Sustainability of Scuba diving tourism on coral reefs of Saba. Coastal Management 33(4):373-387.

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Jameson, S. C., M. S. A. Ammar, E. Saadalla, H. M. Mostafa and B. Riegl. 2007. A quantitative ecological assessment of diving sites in the Egyptian Red Sea during a period of severe anchor damage: a baseline for restoration and sustainable tourism management. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 15(3):309-323.

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