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.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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
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!