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

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Mai 2004



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,


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
Buoyancy Compensators
Depth Gauges
Dive Computers
Exposure Suits
Weights and Weight Belts
Dive Bags
Chapter 3: Gear Maintenance
Submersible Pressure Gauge
Buoyancy Compensator
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
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
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


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.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 374 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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