A Beginner's Scuba Diver Guide Book To Dive Computers.
Understanding the Principles Behind Dive Computers and How to Select What’s Right For You.
There is nothing more liberating than slipping beneath the waves to explore a world of teaming aquatic life, stunning coral reefs, and the occasional wreckage (laden with gold). The environment is stunning, perhaps the most serene place on earth, but there are risks, inherent dangers even advanced divers face each time they enter the water. Some of the most challenging dives are also the most rewarding, revealing plant and sea-life not accessible in the shallower waters. This informative guide, to dive computers, is designed to help you make an informed decision that could save your life
Opinions vary greatly in the industry, drawing novice divers through a minefield of “he says – she says” scenarios. Who do you listen to and what’s pertinent? Anton Swanepoel is a skilled diver and TRI-Mix instructor, recording dives over 400 feet. He knows the topic, having taught other divers for ten years. Rather than just telling you what to buy, Anton has chosen to help you understand the core concepts so that you might decide for yourself. New equipment is evolving every day, but the basic principles, governing dive computers, remain the same. In a nutshell, they calculate the assumed uptake and release of gas in the body.
Why a dive computer? The intent, and what this book delivers, is an education in the types of dive computers available and how they work. What’s right for you may not be applicable for your friend. By the end of the guide, you should be able to make a knowledgeable, informed decision on what’s best for you.
Below are a few topics the author covers:
The fundamentals of on- and off- gassing
Dive computers vs. Dive tables
Short history of dive computers
Decompression sickness – brief overview
Using your dive computer
What to do should your computer fail
And much, much more
The unsurpassed beauty of our planet’s oceans deserves your time, money, and energy. Diving is a narcotic, restoring a sense of balance and peace for many. Do it with the proper understanding and gear.
If You want to know more about choosing the right dive computer for you, then This Book Is For You.
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About the Author
Adventurer and world traveler, Anton Swanepoel, hales originally from Pretoria, South Africa, but has called a number of exotic locations home. Educated as a software engineer, he worked for a large multinational company before deciding to travel the globe. Along life's journey, Anton became a skilled scuba diver and technical diving instructor, teaching for seven years while living in the Cayman Islands. His resume touts Tri-Mix instructor levels from multiple licensing agencies, and dive records over 400 feet. Mr. Swanepoel has always loved travel and writing. In the past several years he's combined these passions, authoring and publishing a host of books, sharing secrets he's learned along the way. When he's not exploring an underwater landscape or racing a motorcycle down a stretch of highway, you'll find Anton visiting world destinations and chronicling his experiences. Today, he is a fulltime globetrotter and writer, having penned instructional guides for diving and travel, as well as a pair of fictional novels. His excurtion titles are geared toward do-it-yourself travelers, who enjoy saving money and seeing the out-of-way places. His favorite destinations include, Machu Picchu, the mountains of Vietnam, and the Temples at Angkor Wat.