Scuba Diving and Snorkeling For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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"? it inspires and instructs. I give it a top recommendation for anyone who's intrigued by our oceans' environments." ? Jean-Michel Cousteau "No secret handshakes or eyebrow-raised buzz words to dazzle you; just solid info with some fun thrown in." ? Gary P. Joyce, Editor, Sport Diver Magazine "If you've ever dreamed of diving into the world of undersea adventure, but weren't sure where to start, Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies? is the book for you!" ? John Cronin, ...
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Overview

"… it inspires and instructs. I give it a top recommendation for anyone who's intrigued by our oceans' environments." — Jean-Michel Cousteau "No secret handshakes or eyebrow-raised buzz words to dazzle you; just solid info with some fun thrown in." — Gary P. Joyce, Editor, Sport Diver Magazine "If you've ever dreamed of diving into the world of undersea adventure, but weren't sure where to start, Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies® is the book for you!" — John Cronin, CEO, PADI

Dive Right In with Valuable Offers from PADI, DACOR, and Sport Diver Magazine!

This friendly guide shows you how to dive right into snorkeling and scuba. Veteran diver John Newman leads you step-by-step through pre-dive fundamentals, explains what to expect when you're underwater, and describes options available to you after you get your feet wet. CD-ROM System Requirements: 486 or faster PC with Windows 3.1 or later; 4MB RAM; 256 color, 640x480 resolution display; Windows-compatible sound card; double-speed (2X) or faster CD-ROM drive; 25MB free hard drive space

Inside, Find In-Depth Advice on How to:

  • Buy or rent the right equipment without going broke
  • Get in the swim with masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits, regulators, and tanks
  • Understand what it takes to get certified — the quick and easy way
  • Snorkel and dive safely — and stay cool in emergency situations
  • Plan a trip to one of the twenty finest dive spots in the world
  • Investigate advanced diving options — from photography to cave exploration
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118069158
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 216,893
  • File size: 20 MB
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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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