Deep Diving: An Advanced Guide to Physiology, Procedures and Systems is the first book to span the depth between traditional sport diving editions and the complex medical / commercial texts. It provides a balanced view of the fascinations and hazards of deep diving through extensive factual development of its technical chapters. It includes first hand accounts and perspectives by top experts such as Dr. Bill Hamilton, Bret Gilliam, Tom Mount, Sheck Exley, John Crea, Jim Lockwood, Jim Bowden and Dick Rutkowski.
"I strongly recommend this book to all persons interested in any aspects of deep diving." Sheck Exley, diving explorer.
"The wealth of information compressed into these pages bridges the gap from kindergarten to graduate school for most divers." Tom Mount, President IANTD.
"This is the definitive guide, essential to the safe conduct of deep scuba diving operations." Rob Palmer, Director, TDI Europe.
"One of the best single source diving texts I have purchased." Dr. Harris Taylor, University of Michigan.
"The information gathered by these pioneers is important to help make the activities of all divers safer and more enjoyable." Robert Viens, Brenton Reef Book Review.
"This book provides both theory an practical knowledge... with enough adventures along the way to make the telling worthwhile. If you plan to slip outside the envelope your training agency mailed you with your C-card, this book is a must. It could save your life..." George Lewbel, IN DEPTH.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Bret Gilliam: Bret is a twenty five year veteran of the professional dive industry with over 14.000 logged dives worldwide. He is licensed as a USCG Merchant Marine Master, submersible pilot and recompression chamber supervisor. A prolific writer, photographer and speaker, he is author of seven books on diving including Mixed Gas Diving, Nitrox for Sport Divers, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, and The Guide to caribbean Live Aboard Dive Vessels. He is a member of the Explores Club and listed in Who´s Who in Diving. He is president of Ocean Tech, a diving consulting company. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Board for NAUI and founder of Technical Diving International. Bret is the ex-world record holder for deep diving.
Robert von Maier: Robert is the President of Bluewater Publishing and the Publisher/Managing Editor of WWII Military Journal. He is the Marine Science Consultant for Watersport Publishing, Inc. and an editor for Discover Diving magazine, an international publication for which he authors Ocean Facts, a semi-technical column about marine life. An instructor Trainer and Course Director, Robert is a well-known seminar speaker and is listed in Who's Who Scuba Diving. He is the author of Solo Diving: The Art of Underwater Self-Sufficiency.
John Crea: John is a practicing anesthesiologist and one of the U.S.'s most respected custom dive table experts. He is an active cave diver and conducts training through his company Submariner Research, Ltd., and is a Member of the Board Directors for Technical Diving International.
By Bert Gilliam with Robert von Maier and John Crea.
Engelstalig, zwart/wit foto's.