Scuba Diving - 3rd Edition

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Learning what to do, how to do it, and when to do it is essential in underwater sports. Scuba Diving provides a clear, thorough, and captivating educational experience for all who want to take the plunge. Packed with beautiful, full-color photographs and detailed diving instruction, this newest edition of the popular resource is the preferred guide for recreational divers, diving instructors, and students.

Dennis Graver spells out the essential details of diving with clear instruction on diving equipment, skills, and planning. An expanded lifesaving section and new sections on diving history, boat diving procedures, use of computers, dive tables, and buddy check procedures are also included. Beautiful photos take you under the waves to experience the thrills of an underwater adventure unlike anything else.

Whether you're a beginning or intermediate diver or a diving instructor, you'll enjoy the thorough instruction in this guide. Scuba Diving is the official manual of the global YMCA Scuba Diving Program. See why thousands of YMCA facilities in the United States and around the world have made this the diving instruction book of choice. Don't go under the water without getting your hands on this book!

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"Scuba Diving by Dennis Graver covers all phases of recreational diving beyond the basics. It is an ideal text for beginning as well as advanced divers."

Tom Hemphill President of Emerald Seas International, Ltd. Member, NAUI Board of Directors

"Superbly written. An excellent entry-level text that will also be of great use to the experienced and advanced diver."

Wayne P. Quarberg Training Director Multinational Diving Educators Association

"A book that should be part of every new diver's library."

Peter B. Bennett, PhD, DSc Senior Director, Hyperbaric Center Executive Director, Divers Alert Network

About the Author:


With over a quarter-century of experience as a scuba instructor and instructor trainer, Dennis Graver has authored 27 books and manuals on the subject of scuba diving. 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 the NAUI Openwater I Scuba Diver Course Instructor Guide as well as several other diving texts. He has also contributed hundreds of articles on diving to such magazines 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 the wonders under the water. He has won numerous awards from the Underwater Photographic Society, and his photos have graced the covers of many magazines and illustrated several diving texts and audiovisual educational programs.

Graver has greatly influenced scuba diving with his development of a dive table multilevel diving technique for recreational diving and a breathing mask technique for diving rescue. He also has designed the NAUI Dive Time Calculator and the first PADI dive tables.

Graver is currently a member of NAUI, the Handicapped Scuba Association, and the Divers Alert Network. Dennis and his wife, Barbara, reside in Camano Island, Washington.

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