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The Certified Diver's Handbook: The Complete Guide to Your Own Underwater Adventures


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Declare your diving independenceNow that you've got your diver's certification, make the most of it! "The Certified Diver's Handbook" supplies all the advice and information you need to make diving an ongoing and rewarding part of your life. This definitive, real-world guide is packed with helpful facts and suggestions on everything from equipment, safety, and rescue procedures to techniques for shore diving, drift diving, night diving, and much more. You'll learn how to take responsibility for your dive planning and your safety underwater. You'll also find: Advice on renting or buying the best equipment at the best price Tips on using and maintaining masks, tanks, regulators, and exposure suits Techniques for underwater navigation in changing conditions Strategies for avoiding underwater injuries and illness The information you need to read wind, waves, currents, and weather Tips on great U.S. and international dive sites The fundamentals of underwater photography And much more With "The Certified Diver's Handbook," you can become an active, independent diver and make diving not just a special event, but a way of life. "From masks to valve regulators, from rip tides to thermoclines, from fireworms to sharks--Clay overlooks nothing! You've never been through such a comprehensive course."--Humberto Fontova, author, "The Helldivers' Rodeo: A Deadly, Extreme, Scuba-Diving, Spear Fishing Adventure Amid the Offshore Oil-Platforms in the Murky Waters of the Gulf of Mexico""Finally a book written by a diver who loves the sport and manages to get his message across in an entertaining way."--Chuck Nicklin, cofounder of The Dive Locker, Emmy-award winning underwater cinematographer"You won't find a more comprehensive, easy-to-read book about diving. This is a must-have for divers of all experience levels."--Bonnie J. Cardone, former editor of "Skin Diver" magazine, editor of "The Fireside Diver: An Anthology of Underwater Adventure"Clay Coleman,

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments


Introduction


Chapter 1: Switching Attitude Gears


Diving as a Lifestyle


Pursuing Your Own Interests


A Realistic Assessment of Risk


A Realistic Assessment of Cost


Chapter 2: Equipment


Masks, Fins, and Snorkels


Dive Knife


Regulators


Buoyancy Compensators


Depth Gauges


Dive Computers


Exposure Suits


Tanks


Weights and Weight Belts


Dive Bags


Chapter 3: Gear Maintenance


Mask


Regulator


Submersible Pressure Gauge


Computer


Buoyancy Compensator


Tanks


Chapter 4: Gadgets That Work, and Good Ideas


Hose and Gauge Retainers


Clip Systems


Dive Lights


Dive Slates


Plastic Ties


Clip-On Weights


Spare Air


Moldable Mouthpieces


Safety Sausages


Dry Boxes


Dry Bags


Medical Dive Insurance


Dive Equipment Insurance


Chapter 5: How to Buy Equipment


Buying New Gear


Buying Used Gear


Personalizing Your Gear


Chapter 6: Kindred Spirits and First Trips


Finding Dive Buddies


Where to Go


Chapter 7: An Introduction to Mother Ocean: Water Weight and Density


The Characteristics of Ocean Water


How Water Density Affects Light


How Water Density Affects Sound


Chapter 8: The Weather: Wind and Waves, Storms, Tides, and Currents


Wind and Waves


Thunderstorms


Currents


Chapter 9: The Marine Environment


Organization of the Ocean


The Four Life-Forms


Anatomy of a Coral Reef


Spooky and Potentially Hazardous Marine Animals


Chapter 10: Going Diving


Diving from Charter Boats


Diving from Privately Owned Boats


Diving from Shore


Drift Diving


Night Diving


Chapter 11: Staying Out of Trouble


Underwater Navigation


Buddy Problems


Chapter 12: When a Good Thing Goes Bad: Basic Rescue Procedures and Diver Problems


Rational-Patient Surface Assist


Passive-Patient and Panicky-Patient Surface Rescue


Unconscious-Patient Surface Rescue


Unconscious Patient on the Bottom


Decompression Sickness


Lung Overpressure Injuries


Some Problems of Breathing under Pressure


Hypothermia


Hyperthermia


Chapter 13: Diving in the United States


Road Trip


The Gulf Coast


The East Coast


The Great Lakes


The West Coast


Inland USA: A Place Near You


Chapter 14: International Dive Travel


Getting There


Where to Go


Appendix: Underwater Photography


Resources


Index


Portrait

Clay Coleman (Baton Rouge, LA) has been scuba diving since 1973 and is a freelance undersea photojournalist for national magazines. His photos have appeared in Sport Diver, Scuba Diving, and Boating Life.
EAN: 9780071414609
ISBN: 0071414606
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: INTL MARINE PUB CO
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 374 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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