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Scuba Confidential

Author : Simon Pridmore
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Scuba Confidential is a unique book packed full of valuable tips and expert advice, giving you unprecedented access to the secrets of dive professionals and technical divers. With Scuba Confidential, you will learn how to master skills and techniques that will make you a more confident, capable and safe diver. It offers an informed, balanced view on some of scuba diving's most contentious issues like going solo, deep diving and rebreathers and includes a comprehensive analysis of how diving accidents happen and how to make sure you do not become a statistic. Scuba Confidential also gives you valuable insights on a vast range of topics such as what it is like to do a cave diving course, how to make sure you buy the right equipment, what to consider when choosing an instructor, things even the pros get wrong and where to find the best diving in the world. This is candid, no-nonsense practical advice from a professional who has been involved over the last three decades with virtually every aspect of the sport. Have you ever wondered? How to look as comfortable in the water as the professionals do? What it is like to dive inside shipwrecks? Which training courses are most worthwhile? If you would make a good technical diver? If you should be considering a rebreather? How you can improve your diving skills? How you can reduce your air consumption? Why diving accidents happen and how to prevent them? Whether you might sometimes actually be safer solo diving? How to dive deep safely? Or How muck diving can possibly be any fun? Scuba Confidential has the answers to these questions and many more.

Scuba Fundamental

Author : Simon Pridmore
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If you do not yet scuba dive but are thinking of learning, then Scuba Fundamental - Start Diving the Right Way is for you. It takes you from the germ of the idea that you might like to try scuba diving up to the point where you have done around 20 dives. This is not your standard how-to scuba diving manual. It is very different. The purpose of Scuba Fundamental is not to teach you how to dive. A dive instructor will do that. But this book will make the learning process much easier. It will help you make the right choices and avoid the pitfalls that await new and uninformed divers coming into the sport.It will also set you well on the road to becoming a capable and competent lifelong diver. Scuba Fundamental tells you how to make sure you are prepared for a scuba diving course and what a good beginners course should entail. It tells you how to choose a good instructor, how to decide which operators to dive with after you have finished your course and what sort of dives you should be doing when you first start diving. You will learn the many ways in which diving will change your life and also acquire some extremely valuable advice on the etiquette involved in the sport. Throughout the book and especially in the chapter "It Happened to Me" you will be entertained, educated and encouraged by anecdotes from people who are now experienced divers but were once beginners too. There is also an entire section devoted to diving safety, much of which covers vitally important aspects of scuba diving that standard training manuals don't emphasise enough or even leave out completely. The book's message is: start scuba diving the right way and you will be relaxed and ready for the adventure. You will have more fun, make fewer mistakes and be confident in the fact that you are well informed, have made the best choices and have spent your money wisely. Scuba Fundamental is a unique, reliable and essential guide: one that you can trust completely and follow during this formative phase of your scuba diving life. "I wish I had had this book to read when I learned to dive. I remember being totally confused." Robin Yao, Executive Editor, EZDIVE magazine "This is the book divers should give to friends when they say they want to learn to scuba dive." Ian Thomas, Scuba Instructor Trainer

Scuba Exceptional

Author : Simon Pridmore
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Scuba Exceptional may be the fifth in Simon Pridmore’s Scuba series but, as the title suggest, it is actually a sequel to his first book in the series Scuba Confidential - An Insider's Guide to Becoming a Better Diver. Scuba Exceptional reflects the same philosophy of safe diving through the acquisition of knowledge and skills. The themes are new, there are some wonderful and extremely useful new cautionary tales and the focus this time is more on issues that face experienced divers. For example, there is more technical diving content but, as usual, Simon covers complex issues in his usual clear and easy-to-read style. In many cases, the concerns of technical divers reflect those of scuba divers at every level. After all, as he says, technical diving is on the same spectrum as conventional sport diving: it is just a different frequency. Scuba Exceptional also deals in detail with the psychological approach to scuba diving, broaching topics from new angles and borrowing techniques and procedures from other fields of human activity. While most of Scuba Exceptional focuses on the diver, it also takes a look at the wider picture and highlights a number of areas where scuba diving professionals and the “industry” as a whole are letting divers down. As always, Simon is realistic in his assessments. He may shine a little light on the dark side of the scuba diving world, but he does this in order to illuminate bad practice and encourage change, while offering solutions. He also provides insights on a wide range of topics. For instance, do you want to know... what makes someone a good diver? how to swim against a current without getting exhausted? how you can be out of air while you still have plenty to breathe? what the concept of failure points is? how to be a defensive diver? how preconditioning applies to scuba diving? how long you should really wait between diving and flying? when to call DAN (and when not to call)? how corals could possibly be animals when they look like rocks? how to avoid being left behind in the ocean? what’s happening in the world of rebreather diving? or what the perimeter of ignorance is? Scuba Exceptional has the answers to these questions and a lot more

Scuba Professional

Author : Simon Pridmore
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Scuba Professional is the natural successor to Simon Pridmore's first book, Scuba Confidential - An Insider's Guide to Becoming a Better Diver. Whereas Scuba Confidential focused on how to scuba dive, Scuba Professional looks at how diving is taught and how dive operations are conducted. Scuba Professional is an excellent source of out-of-the-box ideas and independent, objective advice for instructors and dive operators. It is also an indispensable guide for those aspiring to become dive professionals with chapters such as Do You Have What It Takes? and Which Training Agency? In short, this is everything you wanted to know about working in scuba diving but never dared to ask. Scuba Professional is not only for professionals. Serious divers who take more than a passing interest in their hobby and want to know what goes on behind the scenes will be fascinated by the topics addressed and the insights offered. From a dive safety point of view, Simon looks at the bigger picture and, in a series of chapters on avoiding and handling accidents, sets out a framework for developing the safety culture within our sport. He also examines the present state of key aspects of the dive industry and speculates as to the future. There is quite simply nothing like this book: the ultimate backstage pass into the business of scuba. Jill Heinerth, Technical Instructor Trainer & Filmmaker Terrific, really good! Simon captures the key characteristics of the diving instruction milieu with insight and clarity. Associate Professor Simon Mitchell, Diving Physician The closest thing we have to an insiders guide to the dive industry. Peter Symes Publisher X-Ray Magazine I wish this book had been available 20 years ago! Tamara Thomsen, Owner Diversions Scuba, Madison

Scuba Safety in Australia

Author : Jeff Wilks
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Deadly Confidential

Author : Janice Harrell
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A sparkling novel of romantic suspense, with a heroine who's just too nosy for her own good, particularly when the murder she's investigating involves a sexy movie star. Psychologist Fran Fellowes becomes the prime suspect when another doctor is murdered, and Fran discovers that she must solve more than one mystery to clear her name.

The Skin Diver s Bible

Author : Owen S. Lee
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A guide to the selection and use of equipment, physiological considerations, elementary techniques, and safety precautions for scuba and snorkel diving

In Depth

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Dive Training

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The Impact of Exercise Imagery and Relaxation on Thermoregulation in Scuba Divers

Author : Aaron J. Stegner
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The Science of Skin and Scuba Diving

Author : Conference for National Cooperation in Aquatics
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Dive Report

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SACLANTCEN s Use of Scuba Diving in Oceanographic and Acoustic Research

Author : Federico De Strobel
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Over ten years of scientific diving for oceanographic and acoustics research is described. Examples show the need for a scientist to dive even in highly automated activities. Diving operations in oceanographic research have included: deployment of oceanographic buoys and sensors, check-and-recovery operations, installation of bottom-mounted systems, placing fluorescent dye releasers for oceanographic investigations, in-situ calibration of neutrally buoyant floats, and evaluations of low-speed towed bodies. Diving operations in underwater acoustics research have included: visual and stereophotographic investigations and sampling of the sea floor and in-situ measurements of the acoustic characteristics of sediments using geophones and electroacoustic transducers. These operations and techniques are described and some reference is given to organization, safety rules, and operational limits.

Alert Diver

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SPUMS Journal

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Media Law Reporter

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Sport Diver

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Confidential Information Sources Public Private

Author : John Millar Carroll
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This edition includes the effects of massive computerization on the collection, storage, and reporting of personal data. For investigations and back-ground checks of any type, this outstanding volume tells how to hire reliable employees, sell to solvent customers, and purchase from reliable vendors. Carroll also examines troubling issues of ethics, accuracy, and privacy in our age of electronic information transfer.Discusses the way the nation collects, stores, and uses personal information.Addresses the ethical questions about how personal data should be used.Highlights the changes in information collection brought about by computers.

West s California Digest 2d

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Diving Snorkeling Guide to Bali 2016

Author : Simon Pridmore
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Bali really has it all! In this new 2016 edition of the Bali Diving & Snorkeling Guide, experts Tim Rock and Simon Pridmore expand their coverage of this unique island by introducing you to a variety of land excursions that you can do in between dives and on dry days. After all, you will not spend your entire trip in the ocean and nor should you. Bali's landscapes and culture are unmissable. In the diving and snorkeling section of the guide, they reveal a whole host of less well-known but still fabulous underwater sites. So you will not be surprised to learn that the land excursions they recommend are not those that most tourists visit or even hear about. From ancient monuments that predate Borobudur and Angkor Wat to Formula 1 buffalo racing, a village where Bali's original residents still live and a spectacular mountain temple that only the locals know, this book is your backstage pass to parts of the island seen by very few outsiders. Bali has to be truly one of the finest places in the world to dive. The sheer diversity of seascapes is breathtaking. Deep lushly covered walls; black sand slopes crawling with rare, bizarre and wonderful creatures; impossibly gorgeous, multi-colored coral reefs; exotic white sand beaches and coves; heart-pumping drift dives past other-worldly undersea cliffs and legendary big fish dives. Bali has everything: the full panoply of Indonesian diving on one small island! Bali is also incredibly convenient, served with international flights, hotels and restaurants to suit every budget and a huge choice of well-equipped dive operations. This new guide is beautifully illustrated, as you would expect, and tells you all you need to know for a dive or snorkeling trip to Bali. Want to know where the coolest critters live? Where and when to go to have the best chance of seeing big fish? How to avoid the crowds? Look no further - it's all here! The 2016 Bali Diving & Snorkeling Guide includes detailed descriptions of 60 dive sites all around the island: the famous ones, the infamous ones and the secret ones that only the professionals know about. It is illustrated with over 180 gorgeous full color images and contains maps, dive safety tips, advice on how to get around, the very best of the topside attractions and a list of useful words in the Indonesian language, including diving terms.