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Title:
Scuba diving
Author:
Graver, Dennis.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 202 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780736001724
Format :
Book

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Summary

This guide covers essential diving skills, using diving equipment in both warm and cold water, and avoiding the risks and hazards associated with diving. It also looks at advances in diving medicine, diving equipment and dive-planning devices.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Chapter 1 Diving Into Scubap. 1
The Joys of Divingp. 2
Learning About the Diving Communityp. 4
Learning About Diver Trainingp. 5
Diving Prerequisitesp. 5
The Risks of Divingp. 6
Selecting a Dive Coursep. 7
Diving Responsibilitiesp. 8
Summaryp. 8
Chapter 2 Diving Sciencep. 11
Anatomy for the Diverp. 12
Respiration and Circulationp. 15
Contrasting Air and Water Environmentsp. 18
Gas Lawsp. 22
Air Consumptionp. 25
Heat, Humidity, Light, and Soundp. 26
Summaryp. 31
Chapter 3 Diving Adaptationsp. 33
Thermal Adaptationsp. 34
Buoyancy Adaptationsp. 36
Equalizing Pressuresp. 38
Breathing Adaptationsp. 40
Heart and Lungsp. 44
Equilibrium Adaptationsp. 45
Visual Adaptationsp. 46
Ingassing and Outgassing Adaptationsp. 46
Dehydration Preventionp. 51
Mobility Adaptationsp. 51
Summaryp. 53
Chapter 4 Diving Equipmentp. 55
Basic Equipment for All Diversp. 56
Exposure Suitsp. 60
Weighting Systemsp. 67
Buoyancy Compensatorsp. 69
Scuba Cylindersp. 71
Cylinder Valvesp. 75
Scuba Regulatorsp. 77
Alternate Air Sourcesp. 82
Instrumentationp. 84
Dive Knives and Accessory Equipmentp. 88
Specialized Equipmentp. 90
Summaryp. 91
Chapter 5 Diving Skillsp. 93
Preparing to Skin Divep. 94
Skin Diving Skillsp. 96
Preparing to Scuba Divep. 103
Basic Scuba Diving Skillsp. 106
Managing Physiological Problemsp. 120
Managing Physical Problemsp. 124
Assisting Your Buddyp. 127
Managing Emergenciesp. 128
Summaryp. 131
Chapter 6 Dive Planningp. 133
Dive-Planning Factors and Phasesp. 134
Area Drientationsp. 138
Dive Profile Planningp. 138
Dive Tablesp. 140
Using Dive Calculators and Computersp. 152
Dive Profile Planning Recommendationsp. 154
Postdive Planningp. 154
Summaryp. 155
Chapter 7 Diving Environmentp. 157
Introduction to Aquatic Biologyp. 158
Potentially Dangerous Aquatic Animalsp. 160
Conserving and Preserving Lifep. 163
Introduction to Aquatic Conditionsp. 167
Summaryp. 179
Chapter 8 Diving Opportunitiesp. 181
Continuing Educationp. 182
Local Opportunitiesp. 183
Dive Travelp. 183
Career Opportunitiesp. 188
Summaryp. 189
Appendix Lists and Checklistsp. 191
Diver-Training Organizationsp. 191
Environmental Organizationsp. 191
Scuba Periodicalsp. 192
Diving Equipment Checklistp. 192
Glossary of Scuba Diving Termsp. 193
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 198
About the Authorp. 202