Scuba Diving and Snorkeling for Dummies [Paperback]

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling For Dummies

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Product Description

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

From the Back Cover

“… 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® 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 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, 640×480 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 broke
  • Get in the swim with masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits, regulators, and tanks
  • Understand what it takes to get certified — the quick and easy way
  • Snorkel and dive safely — and stay cool in emergency situations
  • Plan a trip to one of the twenty finest dive spots in the world
  • Investigate advanced diving options — from photography to cave exploration

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