Some get lost until their air expires, some are drawn to deep chambers from which they never emerge, some get hopelessly tangled in cables, and some make simple human errors. If they panic and use up their air, they put themselves at risk of drowning or of what divers fear the most-decompression sickness, or "the bends.
Author bernie chowdhury, himself an expert diver and a dose friend of the Rouses', including its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, explores the thrill-seeking world of deep-sea diving, and gruesome tragedies. Father and son were only eighteen years apart in age, and their constant battles of will earned them the nickname "the Bicker Brothers.
The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths #ad - Many friends wondered which would win out if it came down to a life-or-death diving situation: Chris's protective instincts or Chrissy's desire to surpass his father's successes. In the surreal topographies of underwater caves and shipwrecks, divers can encounter the unfathomable. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half-day's mission from New York Harbor.
By examining the diver's psychology through the complex father-and-son dynamic, Chowdhury illuminates the extreme sport diver's push toward -- and sometimes beyond -- the limits of human endurance. They paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame.
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War IIRandom House #ad - In fact, the official records all agreed that there simply could not be a sunken U-boat and crew at that location. Over the next six years, an elite team of divers embarked on a quest to solve the mystery. Testing themselves against treacherous currents, they pushed themselves to their limits and beyond, braving depths that induced hallucinatory effects, navigating through wreckage as perilous as a minefield, brushing against death more than once in the rusting hulks of sunken ships.
But in the fall of 1991, in the frigid atlantic waters sixty miles off the coast of new Jersey: a World War II German U-boat, not even these courageous divers were prepared for what they found 230 feet below the surface, tangled wires, its ruined interior a macabre wasteland of twisted metal, and human bones–all buried under decades of accumulated sediment.
No identifying marks were visible on the submarine or the few artifacts brought to the surface. Some of them would not live to see its end. The story of shadow divers often seems too amazing to be true, two hundred thirty feet down, but it all happened, in the deep blue sea. As the men’s marriages frayed under the pressure of a shared obsession, their dives grew more daring, and each realized that he was hunting more than the identities of a lost U-boat and its nameless crew.
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II #ad - Author robert kurson’s account of this quest is at once thrilling and emotionally complex, and it is written with a vivid sense of what divers actually experience when they meet the dangers of the ocean’s underworld. Chatterton and kohler, at first bitter rivals, would be drawn into a friendship that deepened to an almost mystical sense of brotherhood with each other and with the drowned U-boat sailors–former enemies of their country.
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War IIRandom House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Author robert kurson’s account of this quest is at once thrilling and emotionally complex, and it is written with a vivid sense of what divers actually experience when they meet the dangers of the ocean’s underworld. The story of shadow divers often seems too amazing to be true, two hundred thirty feet down, but it all happened, in the deep blue sea.
Random House Trade. No historian, expert, or government had a clue as to which U-boat the men had found. As the men’s marriages frayed under the pressure of a shared obsession, their dives grew more daring, and each realized that he was hunting more than the identities of a lost U-boat and its nameless crew.
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II #ad - . Testing themselves against treacherous currents, navigating through wreckage as perilous as a minefield, they pushed themselves to their limits and beyond, braving depths that induced hallucinatory effects, brushing against death more than once in the rusting hulks of sunken ships. No identifying marks were visible on the submarine or the few artifacts brought to the surface.
New york times bestseller in the tradition of jon krakauer’s into Thin Air and Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery–and make history themselves. In fact, the official records all agreed that there simply could not be a sunken U-boat and crew at that location.
Over the next six years, an elite team of divers embarked on a quest to solve the mystery. Some of them would not live to see its end.
Deco for Divers: A Diver's Guide to Decompression Theory and PhysiologyAquaPress #ad - I was always being asked if I could recommend a good book which covered this area but as before, there was no such text available. This book bridges the gap between introductory books and source scientific information. Award winning deco for Divers provides a comprehensive overview of the principles underlying decompression theory.
Over time i started giving out notes for the decompression theory portion of my courses and these notes started building. Random House Trade. This was always very popular amongst divers who, like me, had always wanted to understand more about the concepts and models underlying decompression theory. Fully updated and revised.
Deco for Divers: A Diver's Guide to Decompression Theory and Physiology #ad - I tried to give an overview of decompression theory at this intermediate level to give my students a better understanding of what was happening during decompression dives. Initially they were just a few pages but the notes became more and more comprehensive and started to cover more and more areas. Tekdive 2014 - Winner Media Award.
When i became a technical diving instructor I started teaching other people about decompression theory. Eurotek 2010 - winner Publication of Significance Award. What i wanted was an intermediate overview that went into more detail but wasn't written for academics or researchers.
Diver Down: Real-World SCUBA Accidents and How to Avoid ThemInternational Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - These are just a few of the true stories you’ll find in Diver Down, most of them involving diver error and resulting in serious injury or death. Two other divers, fascinated by the bountiful undersea life of the Caribbean, fail to notice that a powerful current is sweeping them rapidly away from their unattended boat.
This unique survival guide explores the gamut of diving situations, river and drift diving, decompression sickness, deep-water dives, including cave and wreck diving, and much more. Another, bobs helplessly on the surface, paralyzed, and when a poorly trained divemaster attempts rescue, things go from bad to worse.
Diver Down: Real-World SCUBA Accidents and How to Avoid Them #ad - Each of these tales is accompanied by an in-depth analysis of what went wrong and how you can recognize, avoid, and respond to similar underwater calamities. One diver, after a seemingly brief period below the surface, discovers that his gas supply has run perilously low. It shows you how to prevent tragic mishaps through: Inspection and maintenance of primary and secondary diving gear Learning and following established safety protocols Confirming the training and credentials of diving professionals Practicing emergency responses under real-world conditions Random House Trade.
Technical Diving: An Introduction by Mark PowellAquaPress #ad - The book is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about technical diving. The fourth section covers the various skills required for technical diving are discussed in detail including buoyancy control, tram diving, trim, problem shutdown and valve shutdowns. During the last few years technical diving has become much more popular and has moved into mainstream diving.
It defines exactly what we mean by technical diving as well as why it has become so popular. This section then explains how to make a start in technical diving and the type of divers who tend to get into technical diving. Finally this section covers some of the various aspects of planning for specific situations such as wreck, cave penetration and mixed gas expedition diving.
Random House Trade. Section one describes technical diving in general and illustrates some of the differences between technical and recreational diving as well as explaining some of the things that recreational divers can learn from technical divers. Section two explains some of the ideas behind this form of diving.
It explores what is meant by technical diving, what is involved, the risks that arise and how you can move towards this type of diving. Finally this section discusses how accident analysis has been used to shape some of the concepts in technical diving as well as some of the mental aspects of this type of diving.
Technical Diving: An Introduction by Mark Powell #ad - Section five covers the issues involved in rebreather diving and the various choices available to divers looking to switch to a rebreather. Whether you are looking to take a technical diving course, are looking to improve your skills or simply want to find out more about what's involved then this book will provide a comprehensive overview.
Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea DoriaAtria Books #ad - Random House Trade. Used book in Good Condition. On a foggy july evening in 1956, bound for New York, the Italian cruise liner Andrea Doria, was struck broadside by another vessel. But the andrea Doria is still taking lives. Chronicling these adventures in his page-turning narrative and in dozens of dramatic photos, McMurray draws us deeper into the cold heart of the unforgiving sea, giving us a powerful vision of a place to which few will ever have the skills -- or the courage -- to go.
Considered the Mt. Thanks to a daring rescue operation, only 51 of more than 1, 700 people died in the tragedy. Deep descent is the riveting true story of the human spirit overcoming human frailty and of fearsome, mortal risks traded for a hard-core adrenaline rush. Everest of diving, the Andrea Doria is the ultimate deepwater wreck challenge.
Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria #ad - Diver kevin mcmurray takes you inside this elite club with a hard, honest look at those who go deeper, farther, and closer to the edge than others would ever dream. In eleven hours, she would sink nearly 250 feet to the murky Atlantic Ocean floor. Over the years, a small but fanatical group of extreme scuba divers have investigated the Andrea Doria, pushing themselves to the very limits of human endurance to explore her -- and not all have returned.
Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea DoriaAtria #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Random House Trade. Used book in Good Condition. The author describes his diving expeditions to the wreck of the Andrea Doria and profiles the extreme scuba divers who push themselves beyond the limits of recreational divers to reach this ultimate deepwater wreck challenge.
Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-BoatDutton Caliber #ad - In 2012, a team found it—the last undiscovered U-boat in dive-able waters off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, more than three hundred feet below the surface. Used book in Good Condition. On april 16, the ss pan pennsylvania was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-550 off the coast of Nantucket, 1944, Massachusetts.
Berkley Pub Group. This is the story of their twenty-year quest to find this "holy Grail" of deep-sea diving and their tenacious efforts to dive on this treacherous wreck—and of the stunning clash at sea that sealed its doom and brought the Battle of the Atlantic to America’s doorstep. For more than sixty years the location of the U-boat’s wreck eluded divers.
Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Random House Trade. In the tradition of shadow divers, this is the gripping true account of the search for German U-boat U-550, the last unfound, diveable wreck of a U-boat off the United States coast, and the battle in which it was sunk. In return the sub was driven to the surface with depth charges, and then sent to the bottom of the ocean by three destroyer escorts that were guarding the naval convoy.
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate ShipRandom House #ad - Fast-paced and filled with suspense, and adventure, history, fascinating characters, Pirate Hunters is an unputdownable story that goes deep to discover truths and souls long believed lost. Praise for pirate hunters“You won’t want to put it down. Los angeles times “An exceptional adventure. But two men—john chatterton and john Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister.
. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren’t enough to track down Bannister’s ship. Berkley Pub Group. Kurson has found gold. The dallas morning News “Rollicking. As depicted by the author, they are real-life Hemingway heroes. The wall street journal “kurson takes his knowledge of the underwater world and applies it to the ‘Golden Age of Piracy’.
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship #ad - A fascinating story about the world of pirates, piracy, and priceless treasures. The boston globe “kurson’s narration is just as engrossing as the subject. The christian science Monitor “A wild ride and an extraordinary adventure.
Scuba Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Becoming a Better DiverCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Used book in Good Condition. It offers an informed, balanced view on some of scuba diving's most contentious issues like going solo, deep diving and rebreathers and includes a comprehensive analysis of how diving accidents happen and how to make sure you do not become a statistic. Scuba confidential also gives you valuable insights on a vast range of topics such as what it's like to do a cave diving course, what to consider when choosing an instructor, how to make sure you buy the right equipment, things even the pros get wrong and where to find the best diving in the world.
This is candid, no-nonsense practical advice from a professional who has been involved over the last three decades with virtually every aspect of the sport. Scuba confidential answers a whole host of questions. For example, have you ever wonderedhow the professionals look so comfortable in the water?what it is like to dive under ice and inside shipwrecks?Which training courses are worthwhile and which might just be a waste of time?If you would make a good technical diver? If you should be considering a rebreather?How you can reduce your air consumption?Whether you might actually be safer without a buddy sometimes? OrHow muck diving can possibly be any fun?Scuba Confidential has the answers to all these and many more.
Scuba Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Becoming a Better Diver #ad - Berkley Pub Group. Scuba confidential is a unique book packed full of valuable tips and expert advice, giving you unprecedented access to the secrets of dive professionals and technical divers. With scuba confidential, you will learn how to master skills and techniques that will make you a more confident, capable and safe diver.
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