Soft cover, 320 pages with many black and white photos, graphs and illustrations. This volume provides a thorough discussion of the physiological and psychological considerations of depth such as decompression sickness, bubble formation, nitrogen narcosis, carbon dioxide and heat loss. A detailed explanation of the various available dive tables is given. Altitude diving, oxygen administration, computers, and planning and conducting deeper dives are a few of the additional topics explained in the author’s clear, straightforward style.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Lippmann is a statistician and Mathematics Lecturer at the Northern Metropolitan College of Technical and Further Education, ~ Melbourne, Australia. He has been scuba diving for 19 years and instructing for 9 years. He holds instructor ratings with several training agencies. He is also an instructor and examiner in Advanced _____ Resuscitation (Oxygen Administration) and Sub-Aqua with the Royal Life-Saving Society of Australia and is currently the chairman of their Oxygen Resuscitation Panel. John specializes in teaching diver rescue, deep diving and oxygen administration. His articles on accident management and decompression have appeared in numerous magazines and journals worldwide. He often lectures on these topics. John is the co-author of The DAN Emergency Handbook and the author of Deeper Into Diving, an extensive instructor-level reference book about decompression and deep diving. He is also the author of Oxygen First Aid for Divers.