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Certified Diver's Handbook The Complete Guide to Your Own Underwater Adventures

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ISBN-10: 0071414606

ISBN-13: 9780071414609

Edition: 2004

Authors: Clay Coleman

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This is a comprehensive guide for the newly certified scuba diver who wants to pursue his sport independently. It will inform the reader on renting versus owning equipment, where and how to buy and what to look for, dealing with various ocean environments, dive planning and rescue procedures.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 5/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.10" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Switching Attitude Gears
Diving as a Lifestyle
Pursuing Your Own Interests
A Realistic Assessment of Risk
A Realistic Assessment of Cost
Masks, Fins, and Snorkels
Dive Knife
Buoyancy Compensators
Depth Gauges
Dive Computers
Exposure Suits
Weights and Weight Belts
Dive Bags
Gear Maintenance
Submersible Pressure Gauge
Buoyancy Compensator
Gadgets That Work, and Good Ideas
Hose and Gauge Retainers
Clip Systems
Dive Lights
Dive Slates
Plastic Ties
Clip-On Weights
Spare Air
Moldable Mouthpieces
Safety Sausages
Dry Boxes
Dry Bags
Medical Dive Insurance
Dive Equipment Insurance
How to Buy Equipment
Buying New Gear
Buying Used Gear
Personalizing Your Gear
Kindred Spirits and First Trips
Finding Dive Buddies
Where to Go
An Introduction to Mother Ocean: Water Weight and Density
The Characteristics of Ocean Water
How Water Density Affects Light
How Water Density Affects Sound
The Weather: Wind and Waves, Storms, and Currents
Wind and Waves
The Marine Environment
Organization of the Ocean
The Four Life-Forms
Anatomy of a Coral Reef
Spooky and Potentially Hazardous Marine Animals
Going Diving
Diving from Charter Boats
Diving from Privately Owned Boats
Diving from Shore
Drift Diving
Night Diving
Staying Out of Trouble
Underwater Navigation
Buddy Problems
When A Good Thing Goes Bad: Basic Rescue Procedures and Diver Problems
Rational-Patient Surface Assist
Passive-Patient and Panicky-Patient Surface Rescue
Unconscious-Patient Surface Rescue
Unconscious Patient on the Bottom
Decompression Sickness
Lung Overpressure Injuries
Some Problems of Breathing under Pressure
Diving in the United States
Road Trip
The Gulf Coast
The East Coast
The Great Lakes
The West Coast
Inland USA: A Place Near You
International Dive Travel
Getting There
Where to Go
Underwater Photography