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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.
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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 NetworkAbout 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.
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