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Scuba Diving - 4th Editionby Dennis K. Graver
Synopses & Reviews
Scuba Diving provides a clear, thorough, and captivating learning experience for all who want to take the plunge. Packed with beautiful full-color photographs and detailed diving instruction, this updated edition is the preferred guide for recreational divers, diving instructors, and students around the globe.
Renowned diving instructor Dennis Graver sheds light on the undersea world and how to experience it safely with essential details on skills, techniques, and planning. In Scuba Diving, you'll learn how to
-select, outfit, and care for diving equipment;
-equalize pressure in the ears, sinuses, and mask;
-use dive tables and diving profiles;
-follow boat-diving and buddy-check procedures for safe diving; and
-prevent or manage underwater emergencies and hazards.In this new edition, Scuba Diving demystifies the complex topics such as gas laws and the physics and physiology of diving. As an added bonus, you'll find recommendations on top diving sites around the world--sites ideal for divers at any level.
Whether you're a beginning or intermediate diver or diving instructor, make sure you have all the bases covered before you go underwater. Scuba Diving will ensure a safe, successful, and rewarding dive every time you take the plunge.
Book News Annotation:
In this guide for beginning to intermediate divers and students, Graver, former director of training for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, offers guidelines on selecting a dive course, background on diving science and the dive environment, and advice on selecting and caring for diving equipment, diving skills, dive planning, and preventing and managing underwater emergencies and hazards, with color photos and illustrations on every page. The book also includes an appendix of associations and periodicals, and a glossary. Dennis Graver has more than 30 years of experience as a scuba instructor and instructor trainer. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Previous editions have sold over 100,000 copies. Authored by internationally known diver. Instruction accompanied by full-color photographs and illustrations. Updated information includes the latest on equipment, gear selection, technologies, and techniques. Features comprehensive, step-by-step instruction on preparing for and managing a dive safely. Test suitable for beginning as well as intermediate divers and diving instructors.
Packed with full-color photographs and illustrations, "Scuba Diving" offers step-by-step instruction on preparing for and managing a dive safely with information on the latest equipment, gear selection, recommended dive locations, technologies, and techniques. "Scuba Diving" is your one-stop resource before taking your first or next plunge.
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