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True Tales of Trouble in the Deep and What You Can Learn from Them

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 youll find in Diver Down, most of them involving diver error and resulting in serious injury or death. This unique survival guide explores the gamut of diving situations, including cave and wreck diving, deep-water dives, river and drift diving, decompression sickness, and much more. It shows you how to prevent tragic mishaps through:

  • Inspection and maintenance of primary and secondary diving gear
  • Learning and following established safety protocols
  • Confirming the training and credentials of diving professionals
  • Practicing emergency responses under real-world conditions

Captain Michael R. Ange is the Managing Director of the Americas Division for the Professional Scuba Association International and contributing writer and technical editor for Scuba Diving magazine. During his diving career, Ange has trained more than 3,000 divers and several hundred instructors from around the world.

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The ultimate guide to help you understand and prevent diving accidents, based on 20 true-life reports

"Diver Down" reveals how scuba diving accidents leading to severe injury or death usually result from a chain of events that can and should be prevented before a tragedy occurs. Recognized diving safety expert Mike Ange provides postmortems of 20 true-life scuba diving accidents and details the links in each chain of events that caused the tragedy. This uniquely formatted learning tool features an eye-opening introduction to diver safety and includes safety sidebars throughout.The ultimate guide to help you understand and prevent diving accidents, based on 20 true-life reports

"Diver Down" reveals how scuba diving accidents leading to severe injury or death usually result from a chain of events that can and should be prevented before a tragedy occurs. Recognized diving safety expert Mike Ange provides postmortems of 20 true-life scuba diving accidents and details the links in each chain of events that caused the tragedy. This uniquely formatted learning tool features an eye-opening introduction to diver safety and includes safety sidebars throughout.

Synopsis:

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 youll 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 wreck diving, deep-water dives, river and drift diving, decompression sickness, and much more. It shows you how to prevent tragic mishaps through:

  • Inspection and maintenance of primary and secondary diving gear
  • Learning and following established safety protocols
  • Confirming the training and credentials of diving professionals
  • Practicing emergency responses under real-world conditions

About the Author

Michael R.Ange is a senior member of the Technical Training Staff for Scuba Diving International & Technical Diving International and contributing writer and technical editor for SCUBA Diving magazine. He has trained 2,000 divers and hundreds of instructors and has written five textbooks on diving.

Table of Contents

Special Topics Contents

Preface: Dive Safety and This Book

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Scuba 101

The "Rescuer"

The Sailors' Cold and Lonely Night

Dying for Maintenance

A Killer Wreck Dive

Good Intentions

The Public Safety Diver

The Inexperienced Professional and an Ego

The “Trust-Me” Dive

Killer Arrogance

A Killer Shortcut

Hazards to Navigation

A Simple Commercial Dive

The Dive Plan Failure: Narcosis Is for Everyone

A Snug-Fitting Suit

The Little Details That Get You

The Expedient Gear Technician

Practicing What You Preach

The Folly of Youth

You Can't Buy Common Sense

The “Top Guns”

About the Author

Index

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gretchen slack, September 30, 2011 (view all comments by gretchen slack)
This is a great book about scuba diving accidents, and how to avoid them. For those not as familiar with a specific type of diving, or are unfamiliar with the terms used, there are subsections to explain the more technical/ specific elements included in the stories. Somewhat basic for those who are more familiar/ experienced with scuba diving and rescue training, but an interesting read none-the-less. Has some great reminders about how quickly diving accidents can happen, and how easily they can be avoided.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780071445726
Author:
Ange, Michael R
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Author:
Ange, Michael
Author:
Ange, Michael R.
Subject:
Safety measures
Subject:
Scuba & Snorkeling
Subject:
Scuba diving
Subject:
Scuba diving accidents.
Subject:
Scuba diving -- Safety measures.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Scuba Diving
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.18x5.96x.43 in. .81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The ultimate guide to help you understand and prevent diving accidents, based on 20 true-life reports

"Diver Down" reveals how scuba diving accidents leading to severe injury or death usually result from a chain of events that can and should be prevented before a tragedy occurs. Recognized diving safety expert Mike Ange provides postmortems of 20 true-life scuba diving accidents and details the links in each chain of events that caused the tragedy. This uniquely formatted learning tool features an eye-opening introduction to diver safety and includes safety sidebars throughout.The ultimate guide to help you understand and prevent diving accidents, based on 20 true-life reports

"Diver Down" reveals how scuba diving accidents leading to severe injury or death usually result from a chain of events that can and should be prevented before a tragedy occurs. Recognized diving safety expert Mike Ange provides postmortems of 20 true-life scuba diving accidents and details the links in each chain of events that caused the tragedy. This uniquely formatted learning tool features an eye-opening introduction to diver safety and includes safety sidebars throughout.

"Synopsis" by , 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 youll 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 wreck diving, deep-water dives, river and drift diving, decompression sickness, and much more. It shows you how to prevent tragic mishaps through:

  • Inspection and maintenance of primary and secondary diving gear
  • Learning and following established safety protocols
  • Confirming the training and credentials of diving professionals
  • Practicing emergency responses under real-world conditions

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