Scuba Diving

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Scuba Diving provides a clear, thorough, and captivating learning experience for all who want to take the plunge. Packed with beautiful full-color photographs and detailed diving instruction, this updated edition is the preferred guide for recreational divers, diving instructors, and students around the globe.

Renowned diving instructor Dennis Graver sheds light on the undersea world and how to experience it safely with essential details on skills, techniques, and planning. In ...

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Overview

Scuba Diving provides a clear, thorough, and captivating learning experience for all who want to take the plunge. Packed with beautiful full-color photographs and detailed diving instruction, this updated edition is the preferred guide for recreational divers, diving instructors, and students around the globe.

Renowned diving instructor Dennis Graver sheds light on the undersea world and how to experience it safely with essential details on skills, techniques, and planning. In Scuba Diving, you'll learn how to

-select, outfit, and care for diving equipment;

-equalize pressure in the ears, sinuses, and mask;

-use dive tables and diving profiles;

-follow boat-diving and buddy-check procedures for safe diving; and

-prevent or manage underwater emergencies and hazards.
In this new edition, Scuba Diving demystifies the complex topics such as gas laws and the physics and physiology of diving. As an added bonus, you'll find recommendations on top diving sites around the world—sites ideal for divers at any level.

Whether you're a beginning or intermediate diver or diving instructor, make sure you have all the bases covered before you go underwater. Scuba Diving will ensure a safe, successful, and rewarding dive every time you take the plunge.

An internationally recognized scuba diving educator presents the most complete text ever written on diving fundamentals and current topics. Graver also covers modern environmental concerns, equipment needed for various water types, the risks and hazards of diving, and more. 78 color photographs and 47 line drawings.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Graver easily achieves his stated goal ``to create the most complete, up-to-date text available for entry-level scuba diving and to improve diving safety through education.'' Study guides in the margins of the text prompt the reader to constantly focus on important points, and the writing provides in-depth elaboration and direction--for the more advanced scuba information seeker--on topics such as equipment, management of physical problems during a dive, the aquatic environment, and general planning in preparation for dives. Appendixes include lists of diver training organizations, the tenets of the ``Responsible Diver Code,'' and equipment inventory. The book serves dual roles as student text and basic introduction. Recommended, especially if your collection is limited to a single title in this subject area.-- David M. Turkalo, Social Law Lib., Boston
School Library Journal
YA-A colorfully illustrated, authoritative, and comprehensive guide to this appealing sport. It covers all aspects of diving from equipment selection and maintenance to the risks and hazards involved. Included are easy-to-read charts and clear explanations about relevant scientific concepts such as buoyancy, gas pressure, and dive tables. Teens will enjoy this book even if they don't go near the water.
Booknews
An introduction to diving with 125 detailed photos and drawings (many in color). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736079006
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/2/2009
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 233
  • Sales rank: 342,568
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Graver has more than 30 years of experience as a scuba instructor and instructor trainer. He has authored 27 books and manuals on scuba diving, including three previous editions of Scuba Diving from Human Kinetics. In his position as director of training for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), he designed the PADI modular scuba course and wrote the PADI Dive Manual, which revolutionized scuba instruction. During his tenure as director of education for the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), Graver wrote several diving texts, including the NAUI Openwater I Scuba Diver Course Instructor Guide. He has also contributed hundreds of articles on diving to magazines such as Skin Diver, Sources, and Undercurrents as well as several NAUI technical publications.

From the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt to the barrier reefs of Australia, Graver has spent the past 32 years photographing many wonders under the water. He has won numerous awards from the Underwater Photographic Society, and his photos have graced the covers of numerous magazines and illustrated several diving texts and audiovisual educational programs.

Graver and his wife, Barbara, live in Camano Island, Washington.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Diving Into Scuba

Chapter 2. Diving Science

Chapter 3. Diving Adjustments

Chapter 4. Diving Equipment

Chapter 5. Diving Environment

Chapter 6. Diving Skills

Chapter 7. Dive Planning

Chapter 8. Diving Opportunities

Appendix: Associations and Periodicals

Glossary of Scuba Diving Terms

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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  • Posted January 28, 2010

    A must read for anyone intersted in diving or wanting to resharpen those skills

    Easy to read and easy to follow. Well written and written for the beginner as well as the experienced. Dennis obviously not only knows his profession but understands all types of readers as he reaches out to all of them. You don't feel like you are reading over your head nor do you feel like you it is beneath your ability. A good read

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  • Posted November 23, 2009

    Top Notch!

    I think this scuba text is the best one out there on the market. As a scuba instructor I find this format very beneficial to my students. It is easy to understand while being very thorough. Dennis Graver has outdone himself and has created a masterpiece in this 4th edition. Excellent illustrations. I highly recommend this book to any student or instructor!

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