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Diver Down: Real-World Scuba Accidents and How to Avoid Them
Michael R. Ange
0071445722
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
One diver, after a seemingly brief period below the surface, discovers that his gas supply has run perilously low. Another, paralyzed, bobs helplessly on the surface, and when a poorly trained divemaster attempts rescue, things go from bad to worse. Two other divers, fascinated by the bountiful undersea life of the Caribbean, fail to notice that a powerful current is sweeping them rapidly away from their unattended boat. These are just a few of the true stories you'll find in Diver Down , most of them involving diver error and resulting in serious injury or death. Each of these tales is accompanied by an in-depth analysis of what went wrong and how you can recognize, avoid, and respond to similar underwater calamities. This unique survival guide explores the gamut of diving situations, including cave and...


The Great Lakes Diving Guide (Shipwreck Books)

0967997623


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Roger LeLievre, Great Laker Magazine, Spring, 2002
"...Advice and observations are sprinkled throughout..., taking this book beyond mere facts and figures by adding a welcome personal touch...."

Inland Seas (journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society), Spring, 2002
"...generously illustrated....detailed and interesting guide....this book will open up a new underwater frontier."

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Dangerous Depths
Kathy Brandt
0451214935
May 2005
Paperback
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Margaret Coel
A likable, exuberant heroine.

Roundtable Reviews
A thrilling, fast-paced series.

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Dive Like a Pro: 101 Ways to Improve Your Scuba Skills and Safety
Robert N. Rossier
0941332756
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Considering all there is to learn, and all the skills to be mastered, completing a basic scuba course in any format is an accomplishment of which any certified diver should be proud. However, now matter how good a diver you become, it seems there is always some skill, technique or procedure that can be improved. The information included in the pages of this book can help new divers climb the steep learning curve we all must negotiate at the beginning of our diving careers. Even highly experienced divers may learn or relearn a tidbit of information they never knew or happened to forget. The contents include: 10 Ways to Safely Conserve Air, Secrets to Better Buoyancy Control, Ten Ways to Build Confidence, Ten Ways to Tune Your Gear, How To Get a Good (and Safe) Air Fill, Hot Tips for Diving Cool Waters, Seven Ways To...


Dennis Graver's 100 Best Scuba Quizzes

1881652122


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Visibility
Best and most enjoyable ways for divers to expand their knowledge of diving and related topics.

Alert Diver
A fascinating collection of self-tests…that will challenge any certified diver.

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Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies
John Newman
0764551515
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
For millions of Americans, diving offers the chance to get away from everyday life and enter a world of stunning natural beauty and fascinating complexity. And getting started is a breeze! Anyone can learn to dive safely and explore the world’s wondrous oceans – all it takes is a little training and basic equipment.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies presents all the fundamentals for anyone interested in getting dive certified or just looking for good snorkeling while on vacation. Written by PADI-Certified diver John Newman, this friendly guide covers everything you need to know to: Get certified Plan a great diving trip Save money on equipment Dive or snorkel safely

This user-friendly guide starts by helping you evaluate your underwater...



Manual of Freediving: Underwater on a Single Breath (Freediving)
Umberto Pelizzari, Stefano Tovaglieri
1928649270
September 2004
Paperback
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Pierce Hoover, Sport Diver Magazine, 2004
The most comprehensive text ever written on the sport of apnea – also known as breath-hold or freediving.

Book Description
Is the first comprehensive manual that teaches how to hold the breath, stay underwater longer, and descend deeper into the blue. The book includes a history of freediving, and detailed drawings of underwater exercises, finning techniques and selected Yoga postures to enhance lung capacity. This book is highly recommended to Skin-divers, Scuba-Divers and Surfers. It teaches how to hold the breath longer under water.

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Scuba Diving: Official Instructional Manual of the YMCA of the USA
Dennis Graver
0736045392
May 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
YA-A colorfully illustrated, authoritative, and comprehensive guide to this appealing sport. It covers all aspects of diving from equipment selection and maintenance to the risks and hazards involved. Included are easy-to-read charts and clear explanations about relevant scientific concepts such as buoyancy, gas pressure, and dive tables. Teens will enjoy this book even if they don't go near the water.Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal
Graver easily achieves his stated goal "to create the most complete, up-to-date text available for entry-level scuba diving and to improve diving safety through education." Study guides in the margins of the text prompt the...


Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths
Bernie Chowdhury
0060932597
March 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In a captivating account of sport diving, Chowdhury chronicles the tragedy of Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an energetic father-son dive team who met with disaster while attempting to explore a German U-boat 230 feet deep in the waters off New York. Conway reads with a raspy voice and dark intonation, and he revels in bringing alive the book's dramatic moments, such as when Chrissy slithers through cold, murky waters inside the submarine's cramped hull. Though highly competent in perilous underwater cave diving, the Rouses lacked experience on the open sea, leaving them unprepared for a cruel convergence of deadly circumstances. Aside from telling the Rouses' story, Chowdhury does an excellent jobAreinforced by Conway's audio skillsAof introducing listeners to the history, equipment and dangers of diving at extreme...


Dive in Style
Tim Simond
0500512922
April 24, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The first book to combine lifestyle inspiration with a practical guide to the fast-expanding universe of scuba diving and snorkeling.With millions of practitioners worldwide, scuba diving has changed radically in recent years: once perceived as an extreme sport practiced by a small group of enthusiasts, it has emerged as a leisure activity with mass appeal.Spanning the globe from Australia to Zanzibar, the Mediterranean to the Maldives, this book's twenty-six destinations—including four luxury dive boats—offer something for everyone, pairing each region's most spectacular dive sites with the ultimate places to stay. Step aboard the Turks and Caicos Aggressor II in the Caribbean to swim with humpback whales and their newborn calves, or simply watch their tails slap from the comfort of the boat's outdoor hot...


Monsters Don't Scuba Dive
Debbie Dadey
0590226355
May 1995
Paperback
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Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria
Kevin F. McMurray
0743400631
July 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
McMurray's is an earnest journal of deep-sea wreck diving, mostly over the Italian passenger liner Andrea Doria, which sank in a collision off Cape Cod in 1956. The Doria still draws extreme scuba divers 235 feet down to "the Everest of scuba," where, over the last 20 years, 12 divers have met their deaths. After a Night to Remember-style introduction to the ship's history, the author turns his talents as a journalist and diver (he has reached and explored the Doria hulk several times) to question why inverse mountaineers still come back to the wreck. McMurray renders a shared obsession, mostly through fuzzy sketches of expeditions to the wreck in the 1980s and '90s, and follows a dozen divers down to the Doria. Yet his descriptions are uninspiring; even the accounts of fatal dives are flat (despite a...


Technical Diving in Depth
B. R. Wienke
0941332977
January 4, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
A long-awaited and much-needed title has just been released by BPC. "Technical Diving in Depth" by Bruce R. Wienke is the most complete and comprehensive reference work published to date on technical diving. It contains a mixture of technical topics, with each one self-contained and developed in relationship to diving. The topics span many disciplines and focus on a number of technical arenas. Topics Include: Thermodynamics, pressure and density, mechanics, gas kinetics, free and dissolved phase transfer, energy and matter interactions, nucleation and cavitation, bubbles and surfactants, oxygen dose, gas mixtures, buoyancy, gauges and tanks, compressors and regulators, maladies and drugs, statistics, risk and probability, binomial distributions, waves, transport, currents, geology, oceanography, geophysics, solar...


No Safe Harbor: The Tragedy of the Dive Ship Wave Dancer
Joe Burnworth
157860219X
June 2005
Hardcover
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Ben Davison, publisher, Undercurrent, the private, exclusive guide for serious divers
Joe Burnworth has created a page turner about the worst accident in the history of sport scuba diving

Book Sense
A Book Sense Notable Pick

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Snorkel Hawaii The Big Island, Second Edition
Judy Malinowski, Mel Malinowski
0964668068
October 17, 2002
Paperback
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Greg Ambrose, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, December 15, 1997
...a series of exceptional guidebooks to the best snorkeling sites in Hawaii...They have achieved a rare balance...

Honolulu Star-Bulletin Greg Ambrose December 15, 1997
Funny thing about Judy and Mel Malinowski. They live in Northern California, and are certified scuba divers who have traveled to more than 50 countries around the planet. Yet they prefer the freedom of snorkeling, and they keep coming back to Hawaii. The result of their love affair with Hawaii is a series of exceptional guidebooks to the best snorkeling sites in Hawaii. With simple prose that is eloquent with aloha, their books are extended love letters to Hawaii's best reefs. The authors preach respect for moana and aina, and gush over the more extravagant...


The Silent World
Jacques Yves Cousteau
0792267966
July 2004
Paperback
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Scuba Bunnies
Christine Loomis
0399234659
January 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2--After a bath, "Scuba bunnies/Long to see/What's beneath/The deep blue sea." Donning wet suits and snorkels, the rabbits dive into a gentle, imaginative adventure. "Across the waves upon the tide," they encounter sharks, dolphins, whales, otters, and a sunken pirate ship. Upon their safe return home, their mamas welcome them back with hugs and tuck them into bed. As in Cowboy Bunnies (1997) and Astro Bunnies (2001, both Putnam), the story is told in rhyming couplets, perfect for reading aloud. Eitan's mixed-media illustrations include computer manipulation. The orange "fishy faces" blowing bubbles seem to leap off the page and, as the creatures backstroke home, the swirling background adds dramatic flair. Shared at bedtime, this title is sure to make a splash and to inspire many...


Snorkel Maui and Lanai: Guide to the underwater world of Hawaii
Judy Malinowski, Mel Malinowski
0964668033
November 2000
Paperback
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Honolulu Star-Bulletin Greg Ambrose December 15, 1997
With simple prose that is eloquent with aloha, their books are extended love letters to Hawaii's best reefs. The authors preach respect for moana and aina, and gush over the more extravagant snorkeling sites while warning of problems. Detailed and accurate maps and charts can put even a hopeless twit in the right spot for a delightful diving adventure, and the text leaves readers with a sense of history, Hawaiian culture, geography, oceanography and aloha.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin Greg Ambrose December 15, 1997
Funny thing about Judy and Mel Malinowski. They live in Northern California, and are certified scuba divers who have traveled to more than 50 countries around the planet. Yet they prefer the freedom of snorkeling, and they keep...


Dark Descent
Kevin F. McMurray
0071456309
June 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The author of 2001’s Deep Descent recounts the sinking of the Canadian ocean liner Empress of Ireland and documents its subsequent romantic history as a lure for scuba divers in this well-researched but narrowly focused book. Early on the morning of May 29, 1914, the Empress was caught in a thick fog in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and was hit by a Norwegian collier that tore open the hull around its boiler room. The ship went down in about 14 minutes, killing two-thirds of its 1,475 travelers. Many of them were lost in the darkness below deck; some tried to squeeze out of portholes only to get stuck; others died of hypothermia in the freezing water. Like the Titanic, the Empress was a luxury liner, with first class cabins decorated with cherry wood and mahogany. And the combination of its dramatic sinking, its...


The Rapture of the Deep: And Other Dive Stories You Probably Shouldn't Know
Michael G. Zinsley
1585007412
December 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Journey with scuba instructor Michael Zinsley as he dives his way through 16 countries, rubbing shoulders with the locals and mixing underwater adventure with after-hours escapades. The Rapture of the Deep is fast paced and rich in content, consisting of humorous anecdotes, insightful histories, underwater descriptions, and terrifying close calls. The diving stories relate events seen once in a thousand dives. Native cultures are revealed with an awareness that only someone who has lived in those lands can describe. The book's lighter side is the combination of underwater adventure mixed with after-hours escapades (imagine Cousteau extending his documentaries to include closing time in the local bars). The descriptions of coral reef life are written in a way that non-diving readers will be as intrigued as the experts....


Dive: The Ultimate Guide to 60 of the World's Top Dive Locations
Monty Halls
1552979962
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The world's top scuba diving destinations. The world's oceans and seas offer one of the greatest opportunities for adventure and exploration in modern times. Dive is an authoritative and lavishly illustrated guide with over 300 color photographs and maps. This is a scuba diver's reference to 400 dives in sixty of the world's best locations. The book provides practical details of specific dive sites as well as a grading system ranging from beginner to expert. Important safety aspects are listed along with key support facilities: hospitals, recompression chambers and dive governing bodies. The book is organized into specific dives in eleven countries and regions: - Pacific Ocean - North America - Caribbean - Atlantic Ocean - Britain - Mediterranean - Red Sea - Africa - Indian Ocean - Australia - Southeast Asia. ...


Bury Me Deep
Christopher Pike
0743424247
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
THE DEAD BOY WOULD NOT GO AWAY.Jean is on her way to Hawaii for a week of fun in the sun. But the vacation gets off to a gruesome start. The boy sitting beside her on the plane suddenly chokes and dies. Jean tries to push the incident out of her mind when she arrives on the island, but that's impossible. Part of the reason is because Mike keeps coming back to her in her dreams. Horrible dreams filled with cold blood.Two of Jean's friends are waiting for her in Hawaii -- Mandy and Michele. They have already made friends with two young men who teach scuba diving at the hotel -- Dave and Johnny. Jean and Johnny quickly become friends. But there are problems in paradise. Dave and Johnny have recently lost a partner in the ocean. No one knows how he died. No one can find his body. But then Jean finds Mike's body. It isn't...


Basic Decompression Theory and Application, Second Edition
Bruce R. Wienke
1930536143
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The new 2nd Edition of Basic Decompression Theory And Application has been extended, updated, with new material added. It takes all rudiments of decompression theory and phase mechanics to considerable depth, while focusing on diving applications in an historical perspective. Topics span many disciplines, and the targeted audience is the commercial diver, hyperbaric scientist, doctor, physical scientist, technical diver, and instructor. Recent developments in diving tables, decompression meters, and decompression management software are presented, and broad model underpinnings are detailed and contrasted. Testing and validation of modern dual phase approaches to staging for decompression, extended range, altitude, and mixed gas diving are a focus of discussion. Deep stops, optimal gas switches, and helium mixes are...


Neutral Buoyancy: Adventures in a Liquid World
Tim Ecott
0802139078
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
In Neutral Buoyancy, BBC journalist Tim Ecott recounts his ongoing adventures in the "liquid world" of scuba diving, from battling rip tides off the Dorset coast in southwest England to exploring the shark-rich waters of the Caribbean, musing along the way on the history and meaning of humanity's fascination with diving and reflecting on how his underwater experience has reshaped his life.

Four days after my mother's funeral I went scuba diving for the first time.... Surfacing from a dive ... I often think it strange that this mind-cleansing, emotionally charged experience is one that my mother never knew I had. It is something akin to the sense of regret I feel that she never met my daughter, born a few years after her passing. How odd that something so wonderful was not part of our shared...



Mastering Rebreathers
Jeffrey E. Bozanic
0941332969
May 1, 2002
Hardcover
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Whole Earth 2002 - By Rich Pyle
"Mastering Rebreathers" is the most comprehensive book on rebreathers, and is the most recently published (important for a dynamic industry).

About the Author
Jeffrey E. Bozanic is an active technical diving instructor and author who has been involved in many management positions in the recreational diving community. He is certified by NAUI, NSS-CDS, NACD, HDS, IANTD and TDI. He has been teaching technical diving since 1983. Jeff serves as a National Advisor to the U.S. National Park Service, a supervisor at the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber, a member of NAUI's Technical Standards Committee, a member of the IANTD International Board of Advisors, Chairman of the NSS-CDS Accident Committee, IUCRR Incident Data Base Coordinator and Diving Safety Officer for the...

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