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A fascinating guide to diving certification and techniques

The Complete Diving Manual covers all of the essential diving certification topics, as well as advanced techniques, in full and gorgeous color. This enticing package will capture the imagination of anyone interested in diving, from those who are thinking about trying it for the first time, to current students, to experienced divers considering cave diving, wreck diving, underwater photography, or deep technical diving.

With the help of nearly 300 stunning full-color photos and illustrations, readers will get a real feel for every aspect of diving, including:

  • Equipment overviews
  • Basic training, from pool to open water
  • Dive planning, including decompression dives
  • Diving reefs, wrecks, and caves; warm and cold water; boat diving; and more
  • Diving for marine biology, archaeology, photography, and videography
  • Buoyancy, behavior of gases, the bends, hypothermia, and other issues unique to the dive experience
  • Prime locations for the best diving excursions worldwide
  • Safety and first aid

Synopsis:

Explore the underwater world

From basic diving certification topics and techniques to advanced technical diving, Complete Diving Manual has everything you needall in full, stunning color. Whether you're an experienced diver or haven't yet gotten your C-card, your passport to diving expeditions is here, including:

  • Choosing, using, maintaining, and storing equipment
  • Basic training, from pool to open water
  • Diving physiology, including buoyancy, behavior of gases, the bends, and hypothermia
  • Dive planning, including decompression dives
  • Safety and first aid
  • Diving reefs, wrecks, and caves; warm and cold water; boat diving, and more
  • Diving for marine biology, archaeology, photography, and videography
  • Prime locations for the best diving excursions worldwide

With the Complete Diving Manual, you can investigate every aspect of this great sport. Let the adventures begin.

Synopsis:

Explore the underwater world From basic diving certification topics and techniques to advanced technical diving, "Complete Diving Manual" has everything you need--all in full, stunning color. Whether you're an experienced diver or haven't yet gotten your C-card, your passport to diving expeditions is here, including: Choosing, using, maintaining, and storing equipment Basic training, from pool to open water Diving physiology, including buoyancy, behavior of gases, the bends, and hypothermia Dive planning, including decompression dives Safety and first aid Diving reefs, wrecks, and caves; warm and cold water; boat diving, and more Diving for marine biology, archaeology, photography, and videography Prime locations for the best diving excursions worldwide With the "Complete Diving Manual," you can investigate every aspect of this great sport. Let the adventures begin.

About the Author

Jack Jackson is an advanced diver and an award-winning author and photographer who has dived hundreds of exotic locations around the world. His previous books include Diving with Sharks (0-658-01459-5) and Dive Atlas of the World.

Table of Contents

Getting started

The underwater world

Try it first

Training agencies

Some equivalent diving grades

The marine environment

The science of diving

Buoyancy

Air

The gas laws

Other factors that affect diving

Systems of measurement

The physiology of diving

The cardiovascular system

Diving and the body

Decompression sickness (DCS) and Decompression illness

Treatment of decompression illness

Response to pressure changes in body air spaces

Hyperthermia

Hypothermia

Near-drowning

Cramps

Equipment

Properties of a good mask

Weight belts, weights and integrated weight systems

Buoyancy compensator devices

Exposure suits

The main scuba cylinder

Regulators (demand valves)

Instrumentation and accessories

Cutting instruments

Underwater lights and batteries

Attention-gaining devices

Jon line

Electronic shark repellent

Dive flags

Diving compressors

Enriched Air Nitrox fills and DNAx

Equipment care

Basic training

Which training agency?

Basic scuba equipment

Filling the BCD emergency cylinder

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071457835
Author:
Jackson, Jack
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Subject:
Scuba & Snorkeling
Subject:
Scuba diving
Subject:
Deep diving
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.78x7.82x.52 in. 1.69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Explore the underwater world

From basic diving certification topics and techniques to advanced technical diving, Complete Diving Manual has everything you needall in full, stunning color. Whether you're an experienced diver or haven't yet gotten your C-card, your passport to diving expeditions is here, including:

  • Choosing, using, maintaining, and storing equipment
  • Basic training, from pool to open water
  • Diving physiology, including buoyancy, behavior of gases, the bends, and hypothermia
  • Dive planning, including decompression dives
  • Safety and first aid
  • Diving reefs, wrecks, and caves; warm and cold water; boat diving, and more
  • Diving for marine biology, archaeology, photography, and videography
  • Prime locations for the best diving excursions worldwide

With the Complete Diving Manual, you can investigate every aspect of this great sport. Let the adventures begin.

"Synopsis" by , Explore the underwater world From basic diving certification topics and techniques to advanced technical diving, "Complete Diving Manual" has everything you need--all in full, stunning color. Whether you're an experienced diver or haven't yet gotten your C-card, your passport to diving expeditions is here, including: Choosing, using, maintaining, and storing equipment Basic training, from pool to open water Diving physiology, including buoyancy, behavior of gases, the bends, and hypothermia Dive planning, including decompression dives Safety and first aid Diving reefs, wrecks, and caves; warm and cold water; boat diving, and more Diving for marine biology, archaeology, photography, and videography Prime locations for the best diving excursions worldwide With the "Complete Diving Manual," you can investigate every aspect of this great sport. Let the adventures begin.

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