Soft Cover 128 pages. Black and white photos graphs and illustrations. In order to dive safely and reduce the risk of underwater emergencies, divers of all levels need to become self-sufficient. Solo Diving examines the strengths and weaknesses of the buddy system, and explains why some divers choose to dive alone. It addresses what it takes to become self-sufficient underwater including self-evaluation, physiology, fitness (physical and psychological), air management, emergency breathing systems, thermal protection, ascents, and cold/arduous dives.
“This is truly the only book concerned with diving that I feel confident recommending to anyone, regardless of their underwater experience. I’m convinced that it should be required reading for the entire diving community.”—Dr. Stephen A Llyod, physiologist
“Not only is this the most enlightened treatment of underwater self-sufficiency, it is the most relevant for today’s divers… .a breath of fresh air.”—Marc Nickerson, hyperbaric technician and dive instructor
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert von Maier, in over 20 years of diving experience, has logged more than 5,000 dives and taught more than 1,000 students to scuba dive. He is an Instructor Trainer/Course Director and has written and taught courses in deep diving, wreck diving, staged-decompression diving and underwater self-sufficiency. His articles have appeared in diving magazines worldwide. He is a co-author of Deep Diving: An Advanced Guide to Physiology, Procedures and Systems. He lives near San Diego, California.
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