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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
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
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.