Scuba Diving Safety by Dan OrrScuba Diving Safety by Dan Orr

Scuba Diving Safety

byDan Orr, Eric L. Douglas, Eric Douglas

Paperback | April 25, 2007

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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.

Dan Orr is president and CEO of the Divers Alert Network (DAN), an international scuba diving safety organization. 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 lea...
Title:Scuba Diving SafetyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:216 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.51 inShipping dimensions:10 × 7 × 0.51 inPublished:April 25, 2007Publisher:Human Kinetics, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0736052518

ISBN - 13:9780736052511


Table of Contents


Safety Planning
Chapter 1. Safety and Prevention
Chapter 2. Equipment Use and Maintenance
Chapter 3. Emergency Assistance Plans and Evacuation
Chapter 4. Emergency Recognition and Prevention

Rescue Techniques
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

Special Environments and Situations
Chapter 12. Currents and Dams
Chapter 13. Overheads and Entanglements
Chapter 14. Dangerous Marine Life
Chapter 15. Freediving

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Editorial Reviews

"This clear and concise reference is the most up-to-date source of information on the market. Divers should never leave home without a copy of Scuba Diving Safety in their dive bag."

Alex Brylske
Senior Editor, Dive Training magazine