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True Tales of Trouble in the Deep and What You Can Learn from Them
One diver, after a seemingly brief period below the surface, discovers that his gas supply has run perilously low. Another, paralyzed, bobs helplessly on the surface, and when a poorly trained divemaster attempts rescue, things go from bad to worse. Two other divers, fascinated by the bountiful undersea life of the Caribbean, fail to notice that a powerful current is sweeping them rapidly away from their unattended boat.
These are just a few of the true stories you’ll find in Diver Down, most of them involving diver error and resulting in serious injury or death. This unique survival guide explores the gamut of diving situations, including cave and wreck diving, deep-water dives, river and drift diving, decompression sickness, and much more. It shows you how to prevent tragic mishaps through:
Captain Michael R. Ange is the Managing Director of the Americas Division for the Professional Scuba Association International and contributing writer and technical editor for Scuba Diving magazine. During his diving career, Ange has trained more than 3,000 divers and several hundred instructors from around the world.
Michael R.Ange is a senior member of the Technical Training Staff for Scuba Diving International & Technical Diving International and contributing writer and technical editor for SCUBA Diving magazine. He has trained 2,000 divers and hundreds of instructors and has written five textbooks on diving.
I liked reading this just to marvel at how pride and ego can steal a life. I've got 250 dives under my belt as a recreational diver with tons of specialty courses but I never want... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by L. Pfaff
We hear about the near accidents and fatalities from our scuba pals and instructors and we often talk about what should or should not have been done prior to the dive. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Barbara
All new divers should read this book. Experienced divers should re-read it every few years. It is to diving what the Dept of Natural Resources Hunter Safety class is to hunting.Published 2 months ago by Phil Claiborne
Morbid, but a true eye-opener and must read for ANY diver. Will give you more of the tools needed to prepare yourself for what can and will happen on dives. Fast, easy read.Published 3 months ago by Byron Seed
As a dive instructor and dive enthusiast, I found this book a great reference for learning about all the worst case scenarios that could happen to my students, friends or family... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bujutsuka
Absolutely addicting read, accounts of the incidents were well written and investigated. As a dive master I recommend this as a must read for anyone that is already certified, I... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Clay
**First thing I want to say is your outlook is very important when reading this book. This is an information source on the risks of diving. Use it to reduce your own risks. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Justin Poole