Scuba Diving Safety, The Survival Guide for:
- Equipment malfunctions
- Hazardous environments
- dangerous marine life
- and much more
About the Book
The beautiful locales, exotic plant and sea life, and relaxing environs of dive locations are even more peaceful when you are armed with the expertise and skill to stay safe in any situation.
With self-rescues, buddy rescues, open-water resuscitation, and towing techniques, Scuba Diving Safety will become your most valuable diving companion. Covering a full range of underwater environments, as well as dangerous marine life, entanglements, and equipment failures, this vital resource is an essential reference for every underwater enthusiast.
Do not rely on someone else—or chance—to keep you safe. Let Scuba Diving Safety help you prepare for the unexpected and provide the confidence to enjoy your underwater adventures to the fullest.
About the Authors
Dan Orr, past President and CEO of Divers Alert Network (DAN), is known as a first-class educator and longtime ambassador for the diving industry. A veteran diver of more than 40 years, Orr joined DAN in 1991 and immediately established the DAN training department and the Oxygen for Scuba Diving course, a standard in the dive industry.
Orr has held membership and leadership positions in many notable diving organizations such as National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Association of Canadian Underwater Councils (ACUC), Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), National Academy of Scuba Educators (NASE), International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD), Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), National Association For Cave Diving (NACD), the Historical Diving Society, Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Diving, and the Explorers Club. He is chairman of the board of the Historical Diving Society and secretary of the DEMA board of directors. He has several specialty certifications, including full cave diver, rescue diver, and rapid response rescue and recovery. Orr has authored, coauthored, or reviewed more than 15 books and manuals on scuba and various aspects of scuba safety and rescue.
Eric Douglas Life is an adventure for Eric Douglas, above and below the water and wherever in the world he ends up. Eric received a degree in Journalism from Marshall University. After working in local newspapers, honing his skills as a story teller, and following a stint as a freelance journalist in the former Soviet Union, he became a dive instructor. The ocean and diving have factored into all of his fiction works since then.
Eric has made a career of the diving industry since 1998, working for PADI and DAN, and now writing about diving adventure and safety. He is a regular columnist for Scuba Diving Magazine, writing both the Lessons for Life and Ask an Expert columns.
He has published five dive adventure novels in the Mike Scott Adventure Series: Cayman Cowboys, Flooding Hollywood, Guardians’ Keep, Wreck of the Huron and the latest Heart of the Maya. He also has a series of dive adventure short stories set on the fictional Withrow Key in the Florida Keys. He also has two children’s books: Sea Turtle Rescue and Swimming with Sharks.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Safety and Prevention
Chapter 2. Equipment Use and Maintenance
Chapter 3. Emergency Assistance Plans and Evacuation
Chapter 4. Emergency Recognition and Prevention
|Special Environments and Situations
Chapter 12. Currents and Dams
Chapter 13. Overheads and Entanglements
Chapter 14. Dangerous Marine Life
Chapter 15. Freediving
Chapter 5. Missing Diver Search
Chapter 6. Surface Rescue Techniques
Chapter 7. Underwater Rescue Techniques
Chapter 8. Open-Water Resuscitation
Chapter 9. Towing and Removal From Water
Chapter 10. Dry-Land Resuscitation
Chapter 11. Diving First Aid
About the Authors
"As a medical specialist and diver I can say this is a very well written and useful textbook. Every diver, no matter his level of experience, should own this book!" - M. Mullie, MD FRCSC
It says Survival Guide - It really is...
"It does say on the cover that it is the survival guide - it really is. I read quite a few rescue diver manuals, but this completes it. From the planning to the equipment to the environment to the first aid, everything is technically covered. There are some sections that provide some tips on diving skills, and dive professionals should pay attentions to them as those little things can save a lot of your time and your students' in the class while you actually are passing important dive safety tips down to them.
Some sections, especially rescue technique sections, were visually explained so that a reader can visualize the body positions also.
Overall, I'd recommend this book to all divers as this is easy to read comparing to other dive safety books out there that make my head scratch, but I'd highly recommend to all rescue-level divers that want to extend their knowledge in overall dive safety, and instructors should definitely use this book as a reference and addition to your dive safety related courses and encourage your students to obtain a copy. They say that the knowledge is a power, but it really is." -O2Cleaned