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About the Book
Cold water and ice diving can be extremely challenging and require planning, preparation, training, and safety. This book by John Heine, a scientific diving safety officer and an experienced ice diver for more than 25 years, has detailed the requirements for safe and comfortable ice diving.
This book covers cold water and ice-diving environments; training; equipment; thermal protection; evaluating, preparing, and planning dives; and safety and emergency procedures.
About the Author
John Heine, past President of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences, accomplished writer and photographer has served as a member of the Diving Control Board for the National Science Foundation, Officer of Polar Programs. His diving has taken him to many areas of the world, including both poles and tropical areas in between. A certified instructor in ice diving, he has conducted many scientific and sport dives under the ice. He spent three seasons in the Antarctic doing research dives through ice that was ten feet thick, in water temperatures of 28.6ºF, and air temperatures as low as -60ºF.
This second edition is an excellent book for those who dive or plan to dive in a cold environment.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to Diving
Equipment for Ice Diving
Safety and Emergency Procedures
Ice Diving Operations
- B. Campbell
-J. Hunter "Northeast Diver"
|John N. Heine|
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