The Last Dive

The Last Dive : A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths

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In 1992 father-son diving duo - Chris and Chrissy Rouse - died tragically in an expedition to the recently discovered Second World War U-boat, the U-Who. Their deaths were the result of what divers dread most, decompression sickness, commonly called "the bends". In this book the author recreates this terrible event in an effort to understand it and shed light on man's obsession with the unknown and the extreme. Through the story of the Rouses' lives and deaths, as well as through accounts of other expeditions, he aims to capture the ethos of the diving world, the impulse to explore and the constant spectre of death.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 28mm | 258.55g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 colour photos
  • 0747264252
  • 9780747264255

About Bernie Chowdhury

Bernie Chowdhury is the founder and publisher of Immersed, the international technical diving magazine, and a recognised authority on extreme sport diving. Bernie was made a Fellow of the Explorers Club in 1995.
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