Scuba Diving & Snorkeling for Dummies

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For millions of Americans, diving offers the chance to get away from everyday life and enter a world of stunning natural beauty and fascinating complexity. And getting started is a breeze! Anyone can learn to dive safely and explore the world?s wondrous oceans ? all it takes is a little training and basic equipment.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies presents all the fundamentals for anyone interested in getting dive certified or just looking for good snorkeling...

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Overview

For millions of Americans, diving offers the chance to get away from everyday life and enter a world of stunning natural beauty and fascinating complexity. And getting started is a breeze! Anyone can learn to dive safely and explore the world’s wondrous oceans – all it takes is a little training and basic equipment.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies presents all the fundamentals for anyone interested in getting dive certified or just looking for good snorkeling while on vacation. Written by PADI-Certified diver John Newman, this friendly guide covers everything you need to know to:

  • Get certified
  • Plan a great diving trip
  • Save money on equipment
  • Dive or snorkel safely

This user-friendly guide starts by helping you evaluate your underwater skills and walking you step by step through a typical certification program. Once you're certified, it helps you pick a dive site, purchase and set up your equipment, and take care of any fears you might have. Then you'll discover what to expect on your first dive – from which creatures are dangerous to how to protect fragile sea life. Scuba  Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies also covers these topics and more:

  • Free diving
  • Special breathing techniques
  • Emergency procedures
  • How to avoid the bends
  • Handling dive anxiety
  • The physics and chemistry of diving
  • Staying healthy on dive trips
  • Ocean ecosystems
  • Rip tides and tidal waves
  • Ten great dive destinations

In addition to beautiful full-color photography and all the information you need to plan a dive trip, the book also includes a handy appendix of dive organizations and publications, as well as a CD-ROM sampler from PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). Whether you're a novice diver or an old hand, Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies is perfect for anyone who wants to see the beauty of the ocean from a fish's point of view.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764551512
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 399,957
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author John Newman, a PADI-Certified diver, was the Editor and Art Director of Dive Travel magazine for ten years. He travels and dives all over the world and contributes regularly to Sport Diver magazine. John is also an avid surfer, waveskier, and kayaker who has won five Phelan Literary Awards for his fiction.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

PART I: Water, Water, Everywhere!

Chapter 1: The Lure of the Sea.

Chapter 2: Gearing Up.

Chapter 3: Breathing Lessons.

PART II: Making a Splash.

Chapter 4: Not Wet Yet.

Chapter 5: Getting Down.

Chapter 6: Physics and Physiology.

Chapter 7: Feelin' All Right.

PART III: Under the Sea.

Chapter 8: Ocean Reveries.

Chapter 9: What's Down There?

PART IV: The Wet Set.

Chapter 10: The Dive Traveler.

Chapter 11: Where in the Watery World?

Chapter 12: Keeping Up.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 13: Ten Great Snorkeling Adventures.

Chapter 14: Ten Rules of Safe Diving.

Chapter 15: Ten Great Dive Destinations.

Chapter 16: Ten Ways You Can Help to Save the Reefs.

Appendix.

Index.

License Agreements.

Installation Instructions.

Book Registration Information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2007

    Helped me relax

    SCUBA diving was one thing that I wanted to do before I die - you know those goals you make - the 'things I want to do before I die'. But, I was terrified of going in the water and having something go wrong. After reading this book, it helped me relax because it gave me a better understanding. Then, when I took my certification class, I was already 'ahead of the game' and I passed my test with flying colors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2002

    easy read and very helpful

    This book was suprisingly informative and had great illustrations to aid one in understanding how to scuba dive and snorkle. It not only gave tips on how to get the most from this experience, but also helped in choosing the right equipment and vacation spot. I recommend reading it to anyone who wishes to explore the world underwater.

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