DEPTH Blog

The most useful snippets from our authors, all in one place. DEPTH discusses topics of diving, equipment and environment, physics and physiology, technique and technology, and hyperbarics.
    Get Dan's Book HereDan 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 stand...ard 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. More
Paul Mila has expanded his horizons from Brooklyn to Baja and beyond. He traded in his corporate suit for a wetsuit and now devotes his time to writing, scuba diving, underwater photography, and speaking to groups about ocean conservation. He has enjoyed photographing and diving with Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas, humpback whales in the Dom...inican Republic and Tonga, and diverse sea life around the world, including his home waters of Long Island, New York. Using his photographs and personal adventures, Paul brings the people and undersea creatures he encounters to life through interesting stories for readers of all ages. In addition to this children's book and two nonfiction books, he has authored a scuba diving thriller/fiction series drawing from a cast of colorful, real-life Caribbean characters. Paul's Book: Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends More
Monte Anderson was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and moved to Denver, Colorado, with hisMonte retouched author photo family when he was ten years old. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the US Army, where he was first assigned to the infantry, then automotive repair, and finally, the medical corps. After an unimpressive freshman year a...t the University of Colorado, where he spent most of his time on extracurricular activities like skiing, he entered the University of the Americas in Mexico City, where one of his professors sensed in him a talent for writing. Later, he worked for several years in pharmaceutical sales. From there, a desire to enter medical school was rekindled. During one of the most exciting times of his life, he completed required courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, then was admitted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed a medical residency at Creighton University and continued his studies with subspecialty training in gastroenterology and hepatology as an army officer at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. After his discharge from the military, most of his career was happily devoted to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Feeling that true tales tend to be more compelling than fiction, he has always preferred reading nonfiction, especially since something is always learned in the process.  The Choice: A Story of Survival, his first effort outside of scientific writing, is nonfiction. More
Jennifer Idol, is an adventurer, explorer, entrepreneur, the first woman to dive 50 states and author of An American Immersion. Her photography and articles are published in DIVER, Sport Diver, Alert Diver, SCUBA Diving, X-Ray Mag, Outdoor Oklahoma, SCUBA & H2O Adventure, and Texas Aquatic Science. Her work has been featured in competitions an...d exhibits across the country. She is an accomplished designer with more than a decade of experience creating print, web, logo, and three-dimensional work for a variety of clients. The Lake Murray Wildlife Museum, Jacob’s Well Natural Area, and Texas Association of REALTORS® feature her work in permanent installations. She’s earned more than 26 certifications and has been diving for 20 years. Her design firm, The Underwater Designer, provides design and photography services for clients in water related industries. Jennifer is a technical diver, designer, and underwater photographer. She helps others understand the underwater world through her photography, design, and by sharing her exploration. An American Immersion by Jennifer Idol More
John serves as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Antarctic Program Diving Safety Officer and he recently completed a research project evaluating the use of rebreathers in Antarctica for the scientific diving program. His diving has taken him to many areas of the world, including both poles and tropical areas in between. He spent fifteen seaso...ns 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, not for the faint-hearted! John's books include:  Cold Water Diving: A Guide to Ice Diving, 2nd Edition  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. Scientific Diving Techniques, 2nd Edition This updated and revised second edition of John Heine's Scientific Diving Techniques covers the details of research methods underwater. scientific diving techniquesIncluded are general scientific diving guidelines, an overview of aquatic habits and ecosystems, specialized diving equipment and procedures, locating and marking study sites, archaeology, measuring physical and biological factors, underwater experimentation and underwater photographing and videography for the scientist. There are over 500 references to original scientific techniques. Also included are training exercises to aid Diving Safety Officers in training scientific divers. More
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