Synopses & Reviews
More than 35 passages from novelists, journalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, and scientists detail an intertwined passion for diving and the written word in this collection. From Robert Stones portrayal of a diver who faces the terrorizing prospect of his air running out to Clare Booth Luce's search for the treasures of the underwater realm, every passage reveals a perspective of the world that only divers have known. Humor columnist Dave Barry battles a lobster and explains why staying on the oceans surface is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of a tent.” From Rangiroa to the Red Sea, from deep within caverns to the eerie light under ice, from the lethal silliness of nitrogen narcosis to the elation of soaring over unfathomable depths, every selection, like every dive, is a unique experience.
Selections from Jacques Cousteau, Michael Crichton, Dave Barry, Adrienne Rich, Tim Cahill, Peter Benchley, Diane Ackerman, and James Jones
“By far the best literary collection about scuba diving.” —Rodales Scuba Diving
About the Author
is a writer and editor and an avid diver. He lives in Glenview, Illinois. Casey Kittrell
and Jim Kittrell
are writers and licensed scuba instructors. Jim lives in Glenview, Illinois. Casey lives in Austin, Texas.