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For millions of Americans, diving offers the chance to get awayfrom everyday life and enter a world of stunning natural beauty andfascinating complexity. And getting started is a breeze! Anyone canlearn to dive safely and explore the world’s wondrousoceans – all it takes is a little training andbasic equipment.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies presents allthe fundamentals for anyone interested in getting dive certified orjust looking for good snorkeling while on vacation. Written byPADI-Certified diver John Newman, this friendly guide coverseverything you need to know to:

  • Get certified
  • Plan a great diving trip
  • Save money on equipment
  • Dive or snorkel safely

This user-friendly guide starts by helping you evaluate yourunderwater skills and walking you step by step through a typicalcertification program. Once you're certified, it helps you pick adive site, purchase and set up your equipment, and take care of anyfears you might have. Then you'll discover what to expect on yourfirst dive – from which creatures are dangerous tohow to protect fragile sea life. Scuba  Diving &Snorkeling For Dummies also covers these topics and more:

  • Free diving
  • Special breathing techniques
  • Emergency procedures
  • How to avoid the bends
  • Handling dive anxiety
  • The physics and chemistry of diving
  • Staying healthy on dive trips
  • Ocean ecosystems
  • Rip tides and tidal waves
  • Ten great dive destinations

In addition to beautiful full-color photography and all theinformation you need to plan a dive trip, the book also includes ahandy appendix of dive organizations and publications, as well as aCD-ROM sampler from PADI (Professional Association of DivingInstructors). Whether you're a novice diver or an old hand,Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies is perfect foranyone who wants to see the beauty of the ocean from a fish's pointof view.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file. 

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