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Dive Computers (Scuba Diving Book 1) Kindle Edition
Understanding the Principles Behind Dive Computers and How to Select What’s Right For You
There is nothing more liberating than slipping beneath the waves to explore a world of teaming aquatic life, stunning coral reefs, and the occasional wreckage (laden with gold). The environment is stunning, perhaps the most serene place on earth, but there are risks, inherent dangers even advanced divers face each time they enter the water. Some of the most challenging dives are also the most rewarding, revealing plant and sea-life not accessible in the shallower waters. This informative guide, to dive computers, is designed to help you make an informed decision that could save your life
Opinions vary greatly in the industry, drawing novice divers through a minefield of “he says – she says” scenarios. Who do you listen to and what’s pertinent? Anton Swanepoel is a skilled diver and TRI-Mix instructor, recording dives over 400 feet. He knows the topic, having taught other divers for ten years. Rather than just telling you what to buy, Anton has chosen to help you understand the core concepts so that you might decide for yourself. New equipment is evolving every day, but the basic principles, governing dive computers, remain the same. In a nutshell, they calculate the assumed uptake and release of gas in the body.
Why a dive computer? The intent, and what this book delivers, is an education in the types of dive computers available and how they work. What’s right for you may not be applicable for your friend. By the end of the guide, you should be able to make a knowledgeable, informed decision on what’s best for you.
Below are a few topics the author covers:
•The fundamentals of on- and off- gassing
•Dive computers vs. Dive tables
•Short history of dive computers
•Decompression sickness – brief overview
•Using your dive computer
•What to do should your computer fail
•And much, much more
The unsurpassed beauty of our planet’s oceans deserves your time, money, and energy. Diving is a narcotic, restoring a sense of balance and peace for many. Do it with the proper understanding and gear.
If you want to learn more about dive computers and selecting the right one for you, then this book is for you
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About the Author
Mr. Swanepoel hasalways loved travel and writing. In the past several years he's combined these passions, authoring and publishing a host of books, sharingsecrets he's learned along the way. When he's not exploring anunderwater landscape or racing a motorcycle down a stretch of highway,you'll find Anton visiting world destinations and chronicling hisexperiences.
Today, he is a full-time globetrotter and writer,having penned instructional guides for diving and travel, as well as apair of fictional novels. His excursion titles are geared towarddo-it-yourself travelers, who enjoy saving money and seeing theout-of-way places. His favorite destinations include, Machu Picchu, themountains of Vietnam, and the Temples at Angkor Wat.
- ASIN : B0058TTHFM
- Publisher : Anton Swanepoel (June 29, 2011)
- Publication date : June 29, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 2974 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 150 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,401,992 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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this book is mostly harmless!
Due to the fact that most of the dive-computer features are explained along
with the VR3. And this one was withdrawn form the market due to, to put it mildly, a lot of "operational inconsistencies" ...
And the bad news is:
the review for "Deep Stops, etc. ..." (same author) yields here as well!
And, additionaly we have on:
p. 35: it is not "Z" but rather "F"arallon ... :-)
p 43; the formula in the gray box:
There is, and I hate to write this, nothing to put it mildly: it is bunk!
This formula is exclusively for the compression(!, sic) efforts and
not for decompression.
p. 94: "serial models ... do not have set half times ...".
No: they do have! Look at formula (9) in the 1984 paper of Nishi & Lauckner.
p. 96: "VPM-B (B = Bubble)".
No, it's not. It is B for Boyle.
p. 161: "Articles ..."
Well, the 1984 DSAT paper is a full-blown book with approx. 100 pages and
8 pages of references ...
So, bottom line, except being harmless, it does not reflect topical
dive computers and developments.