SCUBA Scoop answers more than 115 of the most frequently asked questions regarding recreational SCUBA diving. SCUBA Scoop contains more than 120 black and white images related to diving, a list of certifying agencies, certification cost and open water equipment check lists, and the best places for the novice to dive world wide. SCUBA Scoop also contains, a survey of 499 U.S. dive shops as to the best dive sites in the U.S. by state, a reference section including SCUBA periodicals, a diving etiquette section, a short history of SCUBA, an extensive glossary of terms, and an index. SCUBA Scoop is not a training manual. It answers questions.
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SCUBA Scoop contains answers to 115+ questions related to Recreational Scuba Diving, from sharks to cost, training, and equipment to medical considerations and diving etiquette.
SCUBA Scoop also includes:
a certification cost check list,
the certification requirements by agency,
an open water equipment check list,
a list of the best novice diver dive sites world wide, and
the results of surveying 499 dive shops in the U.S. as to the best places to dive in each state.
What others are saying about SCUBA Scoop:
What a great idea! SCUBA Scoop intelligently asks all the questions that "want-to-be" divers ask. Better yet, it provides all the answers. Now the prospective scuba diver can make informed choices as to certifying agencies, scuba schools, and instructors. So many of the "mysteries and misconceptions" about scuba have been dispelled. SCUBA Scoop addresses the issues of cost, equipment rental, and sharks, to name a few. No longer will misunderstanding or unwarranted fears keep potential scuba divers from achieving their dreams and experiencing the wonders of the ocean realm. THIS BOOK SHOULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN THIRTY YEARS AGO! - Anthony Wiley, Wiley's Scuba Locker (Scuba Certification Center for NAUI, PADI, MDEA, TDI, SDI, NASE, and HSA), Riverside, CA.
SCUBA Scoop is a well-written compendium of scuba diving knowledge. A perfect reference for divers of all skill levels. - Major Barry Lowen, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Instructional Concepts, Pittsburgh, PA.
We have found SCUBA Scoop to be excellent reading for the novice and seasoned diver. There is something for everyone, well researched and fun too! - Rick and Nancy Lawson, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Divemaster, and owners of Back Yard Scuba, Temecula, CA.
After briefly considering scuba diving as a career field, an injury made it impossible for me to become a diver and I lost interest. That is, until I read SCUBA Scoop. It re-opened the world of scuba diving to me and gave me the grounding I need to once again consider becoming a certified scuba diver. - Eric Durkee, prospective scuba diver.
SCUBA Scoop is well written and easy to read. Diving equipment can be a boring but the subject has been made easy to understand. - Frank Veenstra, NAUI Advance Diver.
If you are interested in Recreational Scuba diving and want answers to your questions then SCUBA Scoop is a must read!About the Author:
Gary Shumway first became interested in underwater exploration during his gestation. However, he did not become a certified diver until later in life. With his three brothers and Father being certified aquaholics, he recently figured it was about time to get it done. Gary's Open Water Diver certificate was completed with open water dives in a Pennsylvania quarry near Pittsburgh. As the season was early, a dry suit was de rigueur. Since that time he has dove in West Virginia, California, Minnesota, Florida, Mexico, Tahiti, and Australia, with many more locations planned in the future. He is currently a Master Scuba Diver with specialties in Rescue Diver, Medic First Aid, Oxygen First Aid, Nitrox, Dry Suit Diver, Ice Diver, Altitude Diver, Boat Diver, Wreck Diver, and Cavern Diver.
The impetus to write this tome began when he was seeking information regarding SCUBA diving. Dive shop personnel, though generally helpful and knowledgeable, could not be expected to contribute all their time to answering his questions. Even after acquiring a small library of diving books, there just was not a single book that answered the type of questions a person inquiring about diving would ask. Thus 'SCUBA Scoop'.
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Book Description Ernest Hill Pub, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0962941050