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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.
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 2 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 2 months ago by Justin Poole
For a dive master such as myself and my wife this is a stark reminder of the perils of diving. It's a very fun sport but also a dangerous one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Matthew A. Jones
ok book, lots of info that a seasoned diver would already know, but still worth reading, if you just learn one thing it could save your life. recommend newish divers read this bookPublished 2 months ago by David Tunnicliff
An excellent accounting of real world events that will get you thinking about how you approach the sport of diving, and hopefully make you a safer diver in the end.Published 4 months ago by Jason