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Scuba Diving (Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guides)


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"Claire Walter eloquently provides answers to hundreds of questions about what it takes to venture into the waters of the world. Half of all birds who fly are female, as are half of the fish, dolphins, and whales who swim. Why not half of the humans who dive? Both men and women will find Walter's book entertaining, instructive, provocative, and a sure source of inspiration to plunge into the lake, river, or ocean of their dreams."--Dr. Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society

"Claire Walter's Scuba Diving: A Woman's Guide makes this wonderful sport accessible to anyone who has looked at the mounds of dive equipment and said, 'No way I can do that.' While preparing women to enjoy the basic scuba experience, this book will also stimulate its readers to explore the far-flung reaches of this planet's last great wilderness."--Maurine Shimlock, Secret Sea Visions

Discover a New World

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to glide effortlessly underwater, side by side with amazing sea creatures, then turn your dreams into reality and join the tens of thousands of women of all ages who have discovered the joys of scuba diving. Claire Walter demystifies scuba diving, while filling you in on everything you need to know to get started in this most magical of recreational activities. She provides insights and answers to common concerns women have regarding scuba diving, and walks you through the entire process, from learning the basics to becoming certified. You?ll find out how to

Check the fit and condition of rental gear to ensure a successful first dive; Buy the right kind of gear and estimate how much you can expect to spend; Find a great instructor and learn to dive safely; Choose dream vacation diving locations, and find other women to dive with; Learn the safe and environmentally friendly ways to view corals, dolphins, and other sea life; Become certified to dive anywhere in the world; Extend your training and learn to teach others or make a career from your skills

Plus, you?ll find personal accounts by women who share their fascinating underwater adventures, and tell you how they began to scuba, overcame their fears, met challenges, improved their skills, and made diving an irreplaceable part of their lives.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-135) and index.

Table of Contents


What is diving?

Who dives?

About this book

Chapter 1: Women and Scuba Diving

A sport for (almost) all

The many faces of scuba diving

But is it exercise?

Chapter 2: Getting Started

Testing the waters

Signing up

Agencies from A (ACSU) to Y (YMCA)

What will it cost?


Deep-six those fears

Reality chases misperceptions

Chapter 3: Gear Talk

Borrow, rent, or buy?



Buoyancy compensator





Exposure protection

Chapter 4: Ready, Set, Learn to Dive

Tune your body for diving

Where to start

What to expect

The first test

Chapter 5: Into Open Water

The humbler


Dive right

Buddy up

Getting hooked

The next step

Chapter 6: Diving Safely

When not to dive

What can go wrong


How low can you go?

Cover yourself

Chapter 7: You're Certified--Now What?

Underwater adventures

Technical diving

Water world

Taking certification to a higher level

Passing the torch

Diving for credit

Diving for dollars

(and more...)

Product Details

Walter, Claire
International Marine Publishing
Camden, Me. :
Water Sports
Scuba & Snorkeling
Scuba diving
Women divers
Sports and Fitness-Scuba Diving
Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guide
Series Volume:
no. 30
Publication Date:
9.23x7.44x.39 in. .73 lbs.

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