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Scuba Diving Handbook The Complete Guide to Safe and Exciting Scuba Diving

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ISBN-10: 1554072808

ISBN-13: 9781554072804

Edition: 2007

Authors: John Bantin

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 8/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

John Bantin is a BSAC Advanced Instructor, a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and one of the best#45;known divers in the UK. He is Technical Editor of Diver Magazine, the UK#39;s best#45;selling diving mag, and has written over 600 articles and features on Scuba diving. He has dived extensively throughout the world.

Why Go Diving?
The History of Diving
Getting Started
Taking Lessons
Know Your Instructor
Getting in the Water
Basic Theory
Masks, Fins and Snorkels
Wetsuits and Semi-Dry Suits
Hoods and Gloves
Regulators and Pressure Gauges
Buoyancy Control Devices
Watches, Depth Gauges and Compasses
Diving Computers
Safety Equipment
Diving Lights
Weights and Weightbelts
Cylinders, Tanks and Bottles
Compressing Gases
Other Gadgets
The Science of Scuba
Gases and Pressure
Breathing Compressed Gas
Sound and Light Underwater
Floating and Sinking
Basic Techniques
Water and Weather
Gaining Confidence
Get Ready to Dive
Look Before You Leap
Get on Down
Coming Up
Buddy Diving
Clearing Your Ears
Clearing a Mask and Mouthpiece
Finning Skills
Buoyancy Control
Equipment Failure
Signs and Signals
Finding Your Way
Practice Makes Perfect
Advanced Techniques
Small-Boat Diving
Big Boats
Deep Diving
Drift Diving
Diving in Currents
Wreck Diving
Freshwater Diving
Underwater Naturalist
Recording the Scene
Camera and Action
Diving in the Dark
Hitching a Ride
Nitrox Diving
Diving Under Ice
Search and Recovery
Raising Heavy Objects
When Things Go Wrong
Boat Handling for Divers
Cavern and Cave Diving
Technical Diving
Rebreather Diving
More Than Just a Sport
Conquering Your Fears
Risk Management
Hazardous Marine Life
Conserving the Planet
Careers in Diving
Underwater Archaeology
You and Your Body
Health and Nutrition
Fit to Dive?
Feeling Unwell?
The Bends
Where to Go Diving
Planning a Trip
Maritime Laws and Regulations
Temperate Waters
The Caribbean
The Red Sea
The Indian Ocean
The Pacific Region
Diving with Big Animals
Small is Beautiful
Famous Wrecks
Artificial Reefs
Shark-Infested Waters
Health Hazards
Useful Addresses
Glossary of Terms