Scuba Diving and Snorkeling For Dummies

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling For Dummies

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By (author) John Newman, Foreword by Michael Newman

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  • Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 22mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 29 June 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Foster City
  • ISBN 10: 0764551515
  • ISBN 13: 9780764551512
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 183,640

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" it inspires and instructs. I give it a top recommendation for anyone whos intrigued by our oceans environments." Jean-Michel Cousteau "No secret handshakes or eyebrow-raised buzz words to dazzle you; just solid info with some fun thrown in." Gary P. Joyce, Editor, Sport Diver Magazine "If youve ever dreamed of diving into the world of undersea adventure, but werent sure where to start, Scuba Diving Snorkeling For Dummies(R) is the book for you!" John Cronin, CEO, PADI Dive Right In with Valuable Offers from PADI, DACOR, and Sport Diver Magazine! This friendly guide shows you how to dive right into snorkeling and scuba. Veteran diver John Newman leads you step-by-step through pre-dive fundamentals, explains what to expect when youre underwater, and describes options available to you after you get your feet wet. CD-ROM System Requirements: 486 or faster PC with Windows 3.1 or later; 4MB RAM; 256 color, 640x480 resolution display; Windows-compatible sound card; double-speed (2X) or faster CD-ROM drive; 25MB free hard drive space Inside, Find In-Depth Advice on How to:Buy or rent the right equipment without going brokeGet in the swim with masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits, regulators, and tanksUnderstand what it takes to get certified the quick and easy waySnorkel and dive safely and stay cool in emergency situationsPlan a trip to one of the twenty finest dive spots in the worldInvestigate advanced diving options from photography to cave exploration

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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.

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..". it inspires and instructs. I give it a top recommendation for anyone who's intrigued by our oceans' environments." -- Jean-Michel Cousteau "No secret handshakes or eyebrow-raised buzz words to dazzle you; just solid info with some fun thrown in." -- Gary P. Joyce, Editor, Sport Diver Magazine "If you've ever dreamed of diving into the world of undersea adventure, but weren't sure where to start, Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies(R) is the book for you!" -- John Cronin, CEO, PADIDive Right In with Valuable Offers from PADI, DACOR, and Sport Diver Magazine!This friendly guide shows you how to dive right into snorkeling and scuba. Veteran diver John Newman leads you step-by-step through pre-dive fundamentals, explains what to expect when you're underwater, and describes options available to you after you get your feet wet. CD-ROM System Requirements: 486 or faster PC with Windows 3.1 or later; 4MB RAM; 256 color, 640x480 resolution display; Windows-compatible sound card; double-speed (2X) or faster CD-ROM drive; 25MB free hard drive spaceInside, Find In-Depth Advice on How to: Buy or rent the right equipment without going brokeGet in the swim with masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits, regulators, and tanksUnderstand what it takes to get certified -- the quick and easy waySnorkel and dive safely -- and stay cool in emergency situationsPlan a trip to one of the twenty finest dive spots in the worldInvestigate advanced diving options -- from photography to cave exploration

Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. PART I: Water, Water, Everywhere! Chapter 1: The Lure of the Sea. Chapter 2: Gearing Up. Chapter 3: Breathing Lessons. PART II: Making a Splash. Chapter 4: Not Wet Yet. Chapter 5: Getting Down. Chapter 6: Physics and Physiology. Chapter 7: Feelin' All Right. PART III: Under the Sea. Chapter 8: Ocean Reveries. Chapter 9: What's Down There? PART IV: The Wet Set. Chapter 10: The Dive Traveler. Chapter 11: Where in the Watery World? Chapter 12: Keeping Up. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 13: Ten Great Snorkeling Adventures. Chapter 14: Ten Rules of Safe Diving. Chapter 15: Ten Great Dive Destinations. Chapter 16: Ten Ways You Can Help to Save the Reefs. Appendix. Index. License Agreements. Installation Instructions. Book Registration Information.