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Scuba Diving & Snorkeling for Dummies
For millions of Americans, diving offers the chance to get away from everyday life and enter a world of stunning natural beauty and fascinating complexity. And getting started is a breeze! Anyone can learn to dive safely and explore the world's wondrous oceans - all it takes is a little training and basic equipment. Scuba Diving & Snorkeling For Dummies presents all th ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published June 29th 1999 by For Dummies
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I've been donning a wetsuit to swim in the chilly 52 degree waters around my home on Lopez Island. I thought I'd better read up on snorkeling to get over my panic at having my face in the water. The book is heavy on the warm water areas but covers a bit in the cold water spots as well. Wish there'd been more on that but, really, it only makes sense. Who'd be crazy enough to enjoy being in the cold part of the ocean? Me and J. Cousteau - the San Juan Islands were his #2 place to dive.
Read it while taking the PADI open water diver course. It was very helpful to me to read this and have the concepts elaborated on in more depth than the manual I had. Read it cover to cover, and enjoyed the lists of great places to dive around the world.