Scuba diving is one of the worlds fastest growing sports and as a result there is an ever increasing demand for authoritative practical information about this challenging activity. The Divers Handbook meets this need and covers everything from what equipment to buy and which training courses to attend to basic health and safety measures as well as special diving options such as underwater photography wreck diving and ice diving. In addition the marine environment is examined in detail to help divers gain a better understanding of the sea and the myriad fascinating creatures that inhabit it.
With a comprehensive and up-to-date text by well-respected diving and conservation expert Alan Mountain a practical fact-filled format numerous information panels and more than 300 high-quality photographs and illustrations The Divers Handbook is certain to become an invaluable addition to every divers bookshelf. Alan Mountain is an experienced subaqua diver who has been diving since 1967 and has nearly 1000 dives to his credit. His interest is in natural history with particular reference to the marine environment. (812 X 11 160 pages color photos illustrations)