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Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies


Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies

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For millions of Americans, diving offers the chance to get away from everyday life and enter a world of stunning natural beauty and fascinating complexity. And getting started is a breeze! Anyone can learn to dive safely and explore the world’s wondrous oceans – all it takes is a little training and basic equipment.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies presents all the fundamentals for anyone interested in getting dive certified or just looking for good snorkeling while on vacation. Written by PADI-Certified diver John Newman, this friendly guide covers everything you need to know to:

Get certified
Plan a great diving trip
Save money on equipment
Dive or snorkel safely
This user-friendly guide starts by helping you evaluate your underwater skills and walking you step by step through a typical certification program. Once you're certified, it helps you pick a dive site, purchase and set up your equipment, and take care of any fears you might have. Then you'll discover what to expect on your first dive – from which creatures are dangerous to how to protect fragile sea life. Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies also covers these topics and more:

Free diving
Special breathing techniques
Emergency procedures
How to avoid the bends
Handling dive anxiety
The physics and chemistry of diving
Staying healthy on dive trips
Ocean ecosystems
Rip tides and tidal waves
Ten great dive destinations
In addition to beautiful full-color photography and all the information you need to plan a dive trip, the book also includes a handy appendix of dive organizations and publications, as well as a CD-ROM sampler from PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). Whether you're a novice diver or an old hand, Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies is perfect for anyone who wants to see the beauty of the ocean from a fish's point of view.

Author: John Newman
Publisher: For Dummies
Edition Date: 1999
Number of Pages: 376

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