It offers an informed, balanced view on some of scuba diving's most contentious issues like going solo, deep diving and rebreathers and includes a comprehensive analysis of how diving accidents happen and how to make sure you do not become a statistic.
Scuba Confidential also gives you valuable insights on a vast range of topics such as what it is like to do a cave diving course, how to make sure you buy the right equipment, what to consider when choosing an instructor, things even the pros get wrong and where to find the best diving in the world.
This is candid, no-nonsense practical advice from a professional who has been involved over the last three decades with virtually every aspect of the sport.
Have you ever wondered?
How to look as comfortable in the water as the professionals do?
What it is like to dive inside shipwrecks?
Which training courses are most worthwhile?
If you would make a good technical diver?
If you should be considering a rebreather?
How you can improve your diving skills?
How you can reduce your air consumption?
Why diving accidents happen and how to prevent them?
Whether you might sometimes actually be safer solo diving?
How to dive deep safely? Or
How muck diving can possibly be any fun?
Scuba Confidential has the answers to these questions and many more.
There is quite simply nothing like this book: the ultimate backstage pass into the business of scuba.
Jill Heinerth, Technical Instructor Trainer & Filmmaker
Terrific, really good! Simon captures the key characteristics of the diving instruction milieu with insight and clarity.
Associate Professor Simon Mitchell, Diving Physician
The closest thing we have to an insiders guide to the dive industry.
Peter Symes Publisher X-Ray Magazine
I wish this book had been available 20 years ago!
Tamara Thomsen, Owner Diversions Scuba, Madison
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