Field Report 2: Updates from Best Authors in the Field

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Best authors are always on the move.

Here are their updates from the field, bringing you the latest from the world of diving . . .

 

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You Are Part of This Journey

One of the biggest joys of sharing An American Immersion while traveling or presenting, is connecting with people. These individuals are family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances who either already love our waters or are introduced to the underwater world through my work. They enrich the story.

So, here's a look at precious moments with some of the many special people that author Jennifer Idol has had the good fortune to connect with while sharing her story since the book was released.

See the many faces of the journey. (How many do you recognize?)

 

       
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The View from Paul Mila's Office

What does it look like to write a book?

In the photo below, Paul is "hard at work" at his beachfront office in Cozumel, under a lone palm with the blue Caribbean in the background. It is a great place to get some work done, polishing up the story about Harry Hawksbill and his anglefish friends.

In this week's blog article, Paul proves that "work" doesn't have to be a "bad" word.

 

       
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Dan Orr Scuba Diving Safety

The Signs of Dive Emergency

"The signs of emergencies are varied and can be subtle. They may be apparent before or during the dive. A diver's ego or peer pressure may cause the diver to disguise a problem, such as a lack of competence, inadequate experience, overconfidence, anxiety, illness, or distress. Such problems may show up on the boat before anyone gets in the water."

In the photo below, author Dan Orr does a book signing as part of the "Immerse Yourself Lecture Series" at the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada, Florida.

 

       
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There's no hyperbaric chamber nearby. Now what?

In 1982, when David Scalia was evacuated to San Diego after suffering an air embolism to his brain, there was no hyperbaric chamber in the city.

The USS Dixon (pictured below), a submarine tender complete with a hyperbaric chamber aboard, was in port and permission was given to bring David aboard for what proved to be the definitive treatment.

 

       
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Scientific Diving Techniques

Scientific Diving in the Field

What does scientific diving look like in action? In the below image, shared by John Heine, a scientific diver works in a deep kelp bed in central California. 

 

       
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