"Scuba Diving" provides a clear, thorough and captivating learning experience for all who want to take the plunge. Packed with beautiful full-colour photographs and detailed diving instruction, this updated edition is the preferred guide for recreational divers, diving instructors and students around the globe. This new edition, "Scuba Diving", demystifies the complex topics such as gas laws and the physics and physiology of diving. As an added bonus, readers will find recommendations on top diving sites around the world and sites ideal for divers at any level.
With over a quarter-century of experience as a scuba instructor and instructor trainer, Dennis Graver has authored 27 books and manuals on the subject of scuba diving. 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 revolutionised scuba instruction. During his tenure as director of education for the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), Graver wrote the NAUI Openwater I Scuba Diver Course Instructor Guide as well as several other diving texts. He has also contributed hundreds of articles on diving to such magazines 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 the wonders under the water. He has won numerous awards from the Underwater Photographic Society, and his photos have graced the covers of many magazines and illustrated several diving texts and audiovisual educational programmes.
Chapter 1. Diving Into Scuba; Chapter 2. Diving Challenges; Chapter 3. Diving Adjustments; Chapter 4. Diving Equipment; Chapter 5. The Diving Environment; Chapter 6. Diving Skills; Chapter 7. Dive Planning; Chapter 8. Diving Opportunities.