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 wondrou...

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    About the Author John Newman, a PADI-Certified diver, was the Editor and Art Director of Dive Travel magazine for ten years. He travels and dives all over the world and contributes regularly to Sport Diver magazine. John is also an avid surfer, waveskier, and kayaker who has won five Phelan Literary Awards for his fiction.
    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.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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    ISBN 9780764551512
    Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Scuba & Snorkeling
    Pages 336
    Publisher Date 1999-06-29 00:00:00.0
    Publisher For Dummies
    Copyright Year 1999
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 7.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.45 lb
    Language English
    Series Name For Dummies
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Newman, John

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    • scuba/snorkel for dummies

      Same book as in retail, new, only better since I paid less. Service was great and received in three days. I always try overstock.com first before I pay retail. Good review prior to my trip to Aruba.

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