The Last Dive: The Dramatic Account Of A Father And Son's Underwater Tragedy (Viagens Radicais)
Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half-day's mission from New York Harbor. In doing s...more
#1 When you're underwater no one cares how big you think your balls are
#2 Things can get out of hand very quickly
#3 Live to dive another day
Good book, sad book. It does a really good job at describing technical diving, even in a way that a non-diver can understand.
Don't confuse this with a deep-sea diving book. Both Bernie and the Rouses, the focal characters, are mainly cave and wreck divers as portrayed here, and those are quite different sports from the sort of deep sea diving you might do on a cruise or see on a Jacques Cousteau special. Specialized techniques and equipment abound, a ...more
I didn`t know anything about it before I read this book. I don`t dive myself nor do I know any divers personally.
Reading this book, I dove into a world (pun intended) that is very foreign to me. The diving realm is still very male-dominated, rather macho (who can dive the deepest? who can retrieve the most valuable items fr ...more
I thought from the description (and the title) that this would be an adventure packed take of an expedition to a sunken U-boat that turned into a tragedy. Turns out, "The Last Dive" is simply the tie of the last chapter. Only on page 240 of 350 do you start the dive that cost the Rouses their lives. Some backstory is necessary, but 240 pages is over kill.
A true life diving adventure. The joys, realities, trimuphs and tragidys
of real people and their love of their underwater expierences. As various people explore the waters, we learn of their diving experiences full trottle along with diving history of equipment and shipwrecks.
Only dive in the warm waters of the carribian and look at the pertty fish.
Not the greatest writing, but harrowing accounts of dives gone wrong provide invaluable learning tools for people interested in sport diving and wreck diving.