Scuba Diving

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 344 pages
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Diving offers challenge, excitement and the thrill of exploration but in turn requires skill, discipline and knowledge. With expert advice and step-by-step illustrations Eyewitness Companions: Scuba Diving reveals how to perfect these skills. This essential companion is suitable for those curious to take the plunge, right up to qualified divers interested in expanding their knowledge.You ll discover:

Essential equipment Know your gear, from fins and masks to depth gauges and tanks

Diving techniques Learn essential step-by-step techniques, from training in the pool to taking to the open seas

Places to dive Explore the top dive sites of the world, from coral reefs in the Pacific to wrecks in the Red Sea

Marine Life Get the most from your dives with a comprehensive guide to underwater plant and animal life

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About the author (2008)

One of the UK's leading explorers, Monty Hall has been diving worldwide since 1984. An expedition leader, marine biologist and former Royal Marines Officer, for the past ten years he has led teams of divers around the world including a multi-national team to remote south-east India to locate the ruins of a lost civilization beneath the sea - a discovery which resounded around the globe - and two epic circumnavigations of the world to explore the world's greatest dives (2002) and ten of the world's greatest shipwreck dives (2003). In 2003 he was awarded the Bish Medal by the Scientific Exploration Society for achievements in exploration.

A regular contributor to UK Divermagazine, Monty has also written for BBC Wildlife Magazineas well as numerous other travel-related publications. He has also presented a number of television programs on Britain's Channel 4, Sky TV and National Geographic Channel as well as winning the Channel 4 flagship program Super Humansin 2004

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