An authoritative and encouraging guide to SCUBA diving for the beginner or intermediate enthusiast, this book contains expert advice and step-by-step illustrations on how to perfect key skills, how to buy and maintain equipment, what the different diving options are, and where to find classic dive sites around the world.
This book focused on the history of diving, diving fundamentals, diving physiology, equipment, techniques, natural history, and diving sites. It did all these things pretty well. There was great detail in some things, like how wet suits work to keep you warm, and less in others, such as specifics of great dive sites of the world.
Readers will enjoy the over 60 description of popular dive locations, sorted by continent. Each, of course, with pictures, statistics, and relevant information. Sections on underwater life are equally interesting, with great pictures and many interesting facts and tidbits.