The Holiday Gift Guide for Scuba Divers
Find the perfect gift for the scuba diver on your list with this world class collection of new publications.
Shipping is available around the globe, and low cost shipping options are available.
Last day to order in time for Christmas is December 18 (applies to domestic U.S. only) - but the only guaranteed ontime delivery for Christmas is Fed Ex Express.
An American Immersion by Jennifer Idol
Jennifer applied rugged passion and dedication to complete a five-year journey in which I became the first woman to dive all 50 states.
An American Immersion relives her journey. It shows what motivated her quest and how she transformed from a successful designer into a conservation artist to help the world around us.
She overcame time and financial obstacles to illuminate our underwater resources through vivid photography.
In this book, you will:
Beneath Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona - Underwater Views of an American Icon by Brett Seymour and Naomi Blinick
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of USS Arizona with Beneath Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona - Underwater Views of an American Icon by Brett Seymour and Naomi Blinick.
Experience USS Arizona as never before in this collection of images and essays that bring the fallen World War II battleship to life. Explore the submerged ship, its artifacts and history underwater with individuals who have a tangible and passionate connection to the ship - National Park Service divers.
Deep Into Deco by Asser Salama
Deep Into Deco is a comprehensive and well-written reference text that covers the various topics of decompression theory. What makes this book truly stunning is that it is not only straightforward, easy to read and understand and free from technical jargon, but it also portrays the latest developments and controversial issues in technical diving.
This book is a must read for any diver looking at understanding decompression theory, how it evolved, what it accomplished and where the latest research is heading.
Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends by Paul J. Mila
Harry the hawksbill turtle discovers that his angelfish friends aren't getting along because they look different from each other. Harry teaches them they are more alike than they realize, while children also learn about sea life. This is a fun book for beginning self-readers or for parents and children to read together.
Mystery of the Last Olympian: Titanic's Tragic Sister Britannic by Richie Kohler with Charlie Hudson
Well-known underwater explorer Richie Kohler (of Shadow Divers and Deep Sea Detectives) and Best Publishing Company invite you to join the expedition to unravel the Mystery of the Last Olympian: Titanic’s Tragic Sister Britannic.
The book gives you a firsthand account as Richie Kohler takes readers on the intriguing journey from the rise of the magnificent Olympians to the fateful day in 1916. He then moves forward in time through multiple expeditions beginning with the great Jacques Cousteau who located the ocean liner in 1975. Each successive team that risked their lives uncovered new clues, but it was not until 2009 when Richie and his dive partner definitively pinpointed the secret that had eluded them.
Scuba Diving Safety by Dan Orr and Eric Douglas
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 Author
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 Dan-Orr wyears, 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.
The Choice: A Story of Survival by Monte Anderson
Three friends drove across the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona after backcountry skiing in Colorado. They talked about their lives, and one said,
“I really shouldn’t be alive today.”
David Scalia’s astounding story occurred in 1982, but he had a scrapbook documenting everything he told his friends that day. It included photographs, names of doctors who cared for him, newspaper articles, and notes.
A scuba equipment failure caused a devastating accident. He suffered incalculable damage to his body for more than 12 grueling hours. Days later, he was given a profound choice — to live or to die. Almost unbelievable, this is his true story.