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The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent Into the Ocean's Depths

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What price are you willing to pay for adventure and knowledge? Spurred on by a fatal combination of obsession and ambition, Chris and Chrisy Rouse, an experienced father-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve wide-spread recognition for their outstanding and controversial diving skills by solving the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented, World War II German U-boat that lay only a half day’ s mission from New York Harbor. Chris and Chrisy Rouse found the ultimate cost of chasing their personal challenge: death from what divers dread the most – decompression sickness, or "the bends." In this gripping recounting of the Rouses’ tragedy, author Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver, explores the thrill-seeking, high-risk world of deep sea diving, its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs and notorious tragedies. By examining the diver’ s psychology through the complex dynamic between father and son, Chowdhury offers a modern morality tale that illuminates the explorer’ s willingness to risk it all for the pure, raw adrenaline rush of the unknown and the extreme, and the desire to expand our knowledge and the limits of human endurance.

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In this gripping recounting of their diving tragedy, author Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver, explores the thrill-seeking, high-risk world of deep sea diving, its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and notorious tragedies. photo insert.

Synopsis:

Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half-day's mission from New York Harbor. In doing so, they paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame.

Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver and a close friend of the Rouses', explores the thrill-seeking world of deep-sea diving, including its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and gruesome tragedies. By examining the diver's psychology through the complex father-and-son dynamic, Chowdhury illuminates the extreme sport diver's push toward—and sometimes beyond—the limits of human endurance.

About the Author

Bernie Chowdhury is the founder and co-publisher of The Inteinational Technical Diving Magazine. A world-class diver, Explorers Club Fellow, and a recognized expert on extreme sport diving, he also makes documentary films and is a frequent lecturer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060932596
Subtitle:
A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths
Author:
Chowdhury, Bernie
Author:
by Bernie Chowdhury
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Scuba & Snorkeling
Subject:
Scuba diving
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Scuba divers
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Scuba Diving
Subject:
Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20020219
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 26.24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In this gripping recounting of their diving tragedy, author Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver, explores the thrill-seeking, high-risk world of deep sea diving, its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and notorious tragedies. photo insert.

"Synopsis" by , Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half-day's mission from New York Harbor. In doing so, they paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame.

Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver and a close friend of the Rouses', explores the thrill-seeking world of deep-sea diving, including its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and gruesome tragedies. By examining the diver's psychology through the complex father-and-son dynamic, Chowdhury illuminates the extreme sport diver's push toward—and sometimes beyond—the limits of human endurance.

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