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Trailside Guide Scuba Diving

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ISBN-10: 039331944X

ISBN-13: 9780393319446

Edition: 2000

Authors: Karen Berger, Frank Hildebrand, Ron Hildebrand

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction
The Underwater World
Scuba: A Brief History
Recreational Diving
Kinds of Diving
Certification
How to Choose a Dive School
The Course
Continuing Education
Skin Diving
Gear
Masks
Keep Your Mask Down
If You Wear Eyeglasses
Snorkels
Snorkel Keepers
Fins
Avoid Fin Blisters
Equipment Care
Exposure Suits
Dive Flags and Floats
Weights
Keep Snorkels to Your Left
Snorkeling Vest
Techniques
Mask Clearing
Snorkel Clearing
Breath-Hold Diving Safety
Free-Diving
Breathing
Ups and Downs
Air Pressure and Free-Divers
Gearing Up
What to Wear
Body Suits
Wet Suits
Full Scuba Gear
Getting Dressed
Dry Suits
Which Suit Suits You?
Exposure Accessories
Suit Up Booties
Buddy, Can You Spare a Snorkel Keeper?
Maintaining Your Wardrobe
Snorkels, Masks, and Fins
Snorkels
Masks
Mask Strap
Fins
What's My Flipper Doing on Your Foot?
How You Breathe
Tanks
Maintaining Your Tanks and Valves
Valves
Regulators
What Do All Those Hoses Do?
Maintaining Your Regulator
Submersible Pressure Gauges
Information Instruments
Floating and Sinking
Buoyancy Compensator
BC Inflator/Deflator
Weights
Maintaining Your BC
How Much Weight Do I Need?
Accessories
Lights
Packing an Equipment Bag
Knives
Surface Float
Slates and Tables
Collecting Bag
To Rent or Buy?
Emergency Signaling Devices
Getting into the Water
Pre-Dive Safety Check
Entrances
Surface Swimming
Coping with Surface Conditions
Regulator Free Flow
Snorkel-to-Regulator Exchange
Descending
Position
Equalizing Your Ears
How to Descend
Equalizing
Rate
Using a Reference Line
Breathing
Air Consumption
The Primary Rule of SCUBA Diving
Deflating Your BC
Learning to Breathe
Retrieving Your Regulator
Airway Control
Moving Underwater
Buoyancy Control
Practicing Buoyancy Control
Ascending
Position
Rate of Ascent
Controlling Your Ascent
Ground Rules for Safe Diving
Out of Air!
Alternate Air Source
Your Buddy's Alternate Second Stage
Buddy Breathing on a Single Air Source
Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent
Exits
Natural Environments
Man-Made Environments
Dive Tables
Different Agencies
Dive Tables
How Long Can I Dive?
Single Dives
Repetitive Groups and Multiple Dives
Safety Stops
Surface Intervals
Repetitive Dives: Residual Nitrogen Time
Multiple Repetitive Dives
Minimum Surface Intervals
Dive Profiles
Decompression Stops
Rules for Multiple Dives
Flying After Diving
Health and Safety
Before you Dive
Dan (Divers Alert Network) First Aid Kit for SCUBA Divers
Diving First AID
Seasickness
Sunburn
Oxygen
Hyperthermia and Dehydration
Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
Hypothermia
Divers Alert Network
Overexertion
Cramps
Contaminated Air
Squeezes and Blocks
The "Bends"
Relieving a Cramp
Lung Overexpansion
Nitrogen Narcosis
Oxygen Toxicity
Treating for Shock
Assisting A Diver
Distress Signals
Stress and Panic
Assisting a Tired Diver
Commonsense Safety
Under the Surface
Rescue Breathing
Marine Plants and Animals
First Aid for Stings
Stingers
Stabbers
Biters
Entanglement
Lacerations
Dive Smart
The Buddy System
Communicating with Your Buddy
Bottom Time and Your Buddy
Air Consumption and Your Buddy
Where'd She Go?
Solo Diving: A Warning
Where to Dive
Dive Centers
Know Before You Go: Questions to Discuss with Your Buddy
Independent Diving
Planning Major Trips
Conditions
Water Movement
Visibility
Sea-Floor Morphology
Bottom Composition
Temperature
Weather
Freshwater Considerations
Obstacles and Hazards
Diving Smart
Site Selection
Planning for Safety
Day of the Dive
At the Dive Site
Gear Check
Diving Your Plan
After the Dive
The Logbook
Leave-no-Trace Diving
Boat Protocol and Boat Diving Tips
Beyond the Basics
Navigation
Finding the Site
Underwater Navigation
Anatomy of A Dive Compass
The Out-and-Back Pattern
Finding Your Way
Underwater Photography
Photography Basics
Equipment
Good Photography
Caring for Equipment
Skills
Deep Diving
Hazards of Deep Diving
Equipment
Dive Deep, Dive Safe
Night Diving
Signing in the Dark
Training
Night-Diving Equipment
Night-Diving Techniques
Preventing Nightmares
Wreck Diving
Wreck-Diving Stategies
Wreck-Diving Hazards
Other Specialties
Appendices
The Science of Diving
Responsible Diver's Code
Glossary
Sources and Resources
Photo Credits
Index