The Rapture of the Deep: And Other Dive Stories You Probably Shouldn't Know

The Rapture of the Deep: And Other Dive Stories You Probably Shouldn't Know

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by Michael Zinsley
     
 

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Journey with scuba instructor Michael Zinsley as he dives his way through 16 countries, rubbing shoulders with the locals and mixing underwater adventure with after-hours escapades.

The Rapture of the Deep is fast paced and rich in content, consisting of humorous anecdotes, insightful histories, underwater descriptions, and terrifying close calls. The

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Journey with scuba instructor Michael Zinsley as he dives his way through 16 countries, rubbing shoulders with the locals and mixing underwater adventure with after-hours escapades.

The Rapture of the Deep is fast paced and rich in content, consisting of humorous anecdotes, insightful histories, underwater descriptions, and terrifying close calls. The diving stories relate events seen once in a thousand dives. Native cultures are revealed with an awareness that only someone who has lived in those lands can describe. The book�s lighter side is the combination of underwater adventure mixed with after-hours escapades (imagine Cousteau extending his documentaries to include closing time in the local bars). The descriptions of coral reef life are written in a way that non-diving readers will be as intrigued as the experts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585007417
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.71(d)

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Jon Fanning
Here's the bet: If you can get someone, anyone, to just read the introduction, they will finish the whole book!
—USAF Stealth Fighter Pilot
Dan E. Bailey
Fast paced and fun! Zinsley's unique experiences with divers and diving in exotic places captivate the reader.
—author of World War II Wrecks of the Truk Lagoon)
Peter Stone
I have been a writer and photojournalist for twenty years, published in many magazines, written several books, and one day, I too, will write of my adventures. But no matter how hard I try, I doubt - I know - it will never be as good as your book. I think The Rapture of the Deep is one of the best books of its type I have read - not only on diving as such, but as a general adventure biography. No, it is THE best book I have read - beat Fireside Diver, and Downtime - for me anyway. Your style is excellent - it is easy to read and yet you have a grasp of the English language that shows a measure of intelligence and expression. I shouldn't be setting myself up in any way as judge and jury, but I really am impressed. I look forward to hopping into bed this evening and devouring a few more pages. I must be careful not to cloud my judgement simply because I found the material so interesting, but your style is superb.
—author of Lonely Planet, and publisher, Oceans Enterprises, Australia

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The Rapture of the Deep: And Other Dive Stories You Probably Shouldn't Know 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Forget the tourism brochures of exotic isles! Ingore the foreign resort owner's claims of adventure in paradise. This tale tells it as it really is from a professional SCUBA diver's perspective. Although this is basically a journal of his travels to these exotic locales, Michael Zinsley tells the story of his behind-the-scenes experiences in a truly humorous and honestly unabashed style. It's like getting a tour of Disney World's back lot, behind the facade of it's glitzy street-front attractions, and witnessing how the employees really talk and act when they're not with the tourists. In places it's almost like you can see him composing sections of his book while experiencing the very thing he's writing about. A bedtime reader, I would often keep my wife awake laughing so hard it made the bed shake. This book is a dive-travel guide to the Pacific Islands, Bermuda and the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia written by someone who actually lived there (not just visited), someone who experienced life among the natives (not only with the beach front resort vacationers). It was an honestly good read.