Essentials of Diving Safetyby Wesley Y. Yapor
Safe diving requires a combination of fair weather, good health, reliable equipment, conscientious boating and diving techniques, and proper contingency plans. Except for the weather, circumstances can be modified with proper foresight and planning to optimize conditions for the safety of the diver. Essentials of Diving Safety offers a comprehensive approach to encompass the full spectrum of diving safety. Every fact of diving is reviewed and tips for improving a diver's safety are included.
The novice as well as the veteran divers will find recommendations that will improve their level of preparedness. Tables are included listing the recommended items for a well-stocked medical kit, spare gear kit, diving tool kit, spare parts kit, vessel safety equipment, and many other related topics. Essential diving equipment is discussed together with issues to be considered when looking to own or rent specific dive gear.
Diving techniques that include every aspect of the dive are thoughtfully reviewed. Topics that need to be included during every type of briefing are listed, as are tips for dealing with emergencies above and under water. Techniques and suggestions are presented on being a better and safer buddy, not just a better diver. Diving schedules are carefully examined to enhance diver safety. Liability, insurance, and methods of documentation are also analyzed.
Travel tips for the diver are also covered. Subjects ranging from altitude considerations to currency issues are discussed. A review is made of what to take and what not to take on a dive trip in addition to choosing the appropriate protective dive wear and clothing.
This vast amount of pertinent information regarding dive safety is presented in a clear and concise manner. The diver as well as the divemaster, the boat captain, the crew, and the staff will all benefit from the enclosed insights of diving safety.
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The book is a great review of an important topic. As a dive master I learned much of this over a lot of dives. This will help students gain knowledge to make you more comfortable with your environment.
This book takes years of acquired practical knowledge and makes it available to the novice diver as well as those with more experience. The travel tips, equipment needs, etc. are 'right on' and will make the difference between an enjoyable dive adventure and an unpleasant dive trip. Easy to read and understand.
i found the book to be packed with information that any scuba diver either starting out or profesional that this book would be very helpful. a must for any diver to know. it was a very well read book and i found it to be helpful in all aspects of diving.
This manuscript contains everything the diver, the boater, and the traveler needs to have or needs to plan for to maximize safety. All divers may find suggestions contained within this clear and concise book to improve their diving practices.
I thought this book was great! I was amazed at how much useful information and tips on diving and scuba safety Dr. Yapor was able to include in this inexpensive book. The various lists of equipment and safety gear were especially helpful, as were the emergency procedure planning sheets included. I am sure I will refer to 'Essentials of Diving Safety' many times, and I plan to suggest this book to my diving students.