TECHNICAL DIVING & MIXED
includes PROFESSIONAL &
|This section includes mixed
gas and nitrox diving, commercial and professional diving, and aspects
of technical and advanced recreational diving. See also Sport
31 May 2013
SIMPLE GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL DIVING
M. Barsky and Robert W. Christensen.
excellent introductory guide to commecial diving, covering a range of topics
that will assist the experienced commercial diver, and provide a basic
understanding of what is required for anyone contemplating a career as
a commercial diver. Chapters include: an Intro to Commercial Diving, Training
to be a Commecial Diver, the Pysiology of Commercial Diving, Modes of Diving,
Risks, Equipment, Employment, Working as a Commercial Diver, Rigging for
the Commercial Diver, Working as a Diving Supervisor, the Future of Commercial
Diving. Each chapter ends with a few pages of ‘true tales from... the North
Sea (for example)'. Softcover, medium format, 160 pages, mono photographs
and drawings, bibliography, appendix of a field neurological exam, index.
for Science and Technology. Fourth Edition. 2001.
Department of Commerce. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
most respected and authoritative work on diving, now in a new edition after
ten years. Twenty-one chapters, ten appendicies, hundreds of photographs,
drawings, charts and tables. Covers the full range of diving knowledge:
physics and physiology, self-contained air supply and surface supply, procedures
for scientific diving, polluted-water diving, nitrox, mixed gas and rebreathers,
habitats, saturation treatment - you name it, it's there. Extremely valuable
to the instructor, dive leader and serious diver.
(laminated boards), A4 size, approx 800 pages.$240.00.
longer available through us. May still be in print.
Advanced Book covers wreck penetration, deep diving procedures, decompression,
artefact recovery, preservation and restoration, photography and research.
There is also an interesting section on catching lobsters - why I have
no idea. Softcover, 136 pages, mono.
also Primary Wreck Diving, below. $38.00
longer available and believe out of print.
OF ENRICHED AIR MIXTURES (THE)
to be used as a training guide, the manual is a comprehensive guide to
the use of oxygen-enriched air in diving. Chapters on development and use
of enriched air mixtures, safety, pathophysiology of oxygen.
size, 128, comb-bound, still board covers.
DECOMPRESSION THEORY AND APPLICATION.
Bruce R. Wienke.
2nd Edition has been extended and updated with new material. It takes all
rudiments of decompression theory and phase mechanics to considerable depth,
while focusing on diving applications in a historical perspective. The
targeted audience is the commercial diver, hyperbaric scientist, doctor,
technical diver, and instructor. Recent developements in diving tables,
decompression meters, and decompression management software are presented.
The 1st Edition of this publication was a sellout; second edition is much
more detailed, and comprehensive.
316 pags, many many calculations.$78.00
DIVER TRAINING MANUAL. New 5th edition.
by the training departments of four leading commercial diving schools in
the USA, specifically to enrich the trainee's classroom exercises and the
applied phases of practical surface-supplied air diver training. Supplements
the U.S. Navy Diving Manual and other textbooks. A superb training maanual
for comercial and industrial divers. Used extensively in Australia for
training to Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme standards where diving
is used in the workplace. Approx 400 pages.
stiff board covers in large metal spiral-type binding. $108.00
longer available through us. Contact Best Publications www.bestpub.com
DIVING. Second Edition.
John Lippmann and Dr. Simon
The first edition of this
excellent book was published in 1990. This second edition is a complete
re-write for the the experienced diver, the technical diver, dive instructor,
other professionals using diving skills, and the diving doctor. It contains
a mass of information on a wide variety of data that is not readily available
in general diving texts. This book goes beyond the basics, hence its well
rspected status into providing insight into diving physiology and various
physical and medical aspects of deeper diving. Divided into four
sections: 1 - Physical, sensory, physiological. 2- Decompression systems.
3- Altitude considerations. 4- Technical and occupational diving. Appendices
include the US Navy air diving tables, the Canadian DCIEM tables and the
Buhlmann High Altitude tables. Instructor/author Stan Bugg writes, "I have
read it virtually from cover to cover, and it is excellent value. It is
concisely expressed, with a lot of complicated concepts explained simply,e.g.
bubble formation, VPM, RGBM, origins of various deco algorithms. It is
a very good summary of current thinking on deep diving." Softcover, 512
pages, mono prints, charts, tables. $64.00
Rock, Under Ice, Into Wrecks.
dear! Whatever happened to the quiet dive off the end of the jetty in twenty
feet of calm warm waters. Thats about all I can handle, but as long as
there is a place for my zimmer frame, then I'll give it a go. Is Martin
Farr crazy? All this equipment, just to dive some of the most exciting
and challenging sites in the world. Well, I guess I've answered my own
question. Farr is no stranger to exotic and technical diving at its most
competent, and his latest book continues his reputation as a top author.
And its good to see Aussie divers and dive sites mentioned. It is difficult
to categorise this book as it covers so much - part equipment and technique,
part dive location, part adventure- and a very sensible ‘final comment'
from such an experienced diver - covered in twelve chapters. The book is
predominantly "under rock", ie cave and sinkhole diving, with a section
on ice and wrecks. Superbly produced, with full colour throughout, Diving
in Darkness will educate and encourage the diver in a very specialist and
most rewarding aspect of diving. The stress is always on safety - indeed,
there is a valuable chapter just on ‘Stress' - and will no doubt lie next
to Farr's The Darkness Beckons as one of the finest books on specialist
diving. A must for all cave and wreck divers, and anyone interested in
something different and challenging in a dive. Oh well, back to the jetty
for me. Softcover, many exceptional colour photographs throughout, 126
pages, index, glossary. $58.00
IN HIGH RISK ENVIRONMENTS
Barsky. New 4th Edition.
is an important book for the professional diving in unusual commercial
circumstances. Chapters cover diving in contaminated waters, be it due
to explosives, natural bacterias, chemicals, poisons or even nuclear wastes.
It thus concerns itself with totaly body-enclosed suits and helmets, and
various surface-supplied and self-contained breathing equipment. (There
is an extensive section on a range off commercial face masks). Dive planning
and technique is covered in some detail. The author is an ex North
Sea diver. The book is accepted as the standard on the subject. Covers
the use of full-face masks, wireless communication, surface-supplied diving,
dry suits, contaminated water diving and diving in extreme conditions.
This greatly revised fourth edition has more than forty pages than the
3rd edition (picture right).
254 pages, many mono photographs and drawings.
OF UNDERWATER INVESTIGATIONS.
Teather, Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
is a specialist book directed at police officers, the military, insurance
investigators and anyone concerned with search and rescue. To the layman
the photographs may have a morbid fascination but this is not a book for
the casual diver - although it does give a detailed explanation as to what
to expect and what to do in the case of marine deaths. Chapters such as
Drowning - What Really Happens; Body Recovery; Scuba Fatality - Accident
Investigation - are important knowledge for the dive leader but the remaining
information is the prerogative of the qualified investigator: Investigation
of Death; Recovery of Skeletal Remains; Firearms, Aircraft, Vehicle Recovery;
Court testimony, Collection and Types of Evidence. A valuable book for
the professional. Metal spiral bound, board covers, A4 size, 185 pages,
many colour photographs and diagrams.$94.00
longer available through us.
RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL DIVING ACCIDENTS
Steven M. Barsky, and Tom
From the blurb: Investigating
Recreational and Commercial Diving Accidents is a must read for anyone
who investigates recreational, technical, professional, or commercial diving
accidents. This book explores the human interactions that must take place
when a diving accident is investigated. It is an important reference for
anyone who is professionally employed in the diving business, as well as
anyone employed in risk management, law enforcement, and other governmental
agencies. Some of the unique information in the book includes: Information
on the various modes of diving; Detailed coverage of every type of diving
gear; Physiological factors in diving accidents; Talents of the dive accident
investigator; Tools used by the dive accident investigator ; How to prepare
for an investigation; How to conduct an investigation; Inspecting dive
accident sites; How to investigate a sport diving accident; Professional
diving accidents; Commercial diving accidents; Report preparation; Trial
testimony. Both authors have extensive experience in investigating and
treating diving accidents. Steven M. Barsky is a former commercial diver,
a recreational diving instructor, and a full time consultant in diving.
Tom Neuman, M.D., FACP, FACPM, is a former Navy diver, past president of
the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and director of the University
of California at San Diego Hyperbaric Medical facility. Softcover, 236
pages, medium format, many mono photographs and charts, bibliography, index.
THE DEEP Michael Welham.
Hardcover, dw, 208p,
full colour, medium format.A fascinating book - covers the military and
commercial explorationof the sea, saturation diving, ROVs, 'autonomous
submersibles', DWRVs, atmospheric suits and small submarines. The author
has been involved inmilitary and sub-sea operations for 25 years
and is an authorityon the subject.
Well illustrated with over
200 photographs, somecolour plates.
no longer available and oput of print.
BOOK OF MIXED GAS DIVING.
on the training activities of the personnel at GKSS Research Centre Geesthact.
Decompression and treatment procedures comprise a large part of the book.
Only technical methods, not medical issues, are included. The book is directed
to professional diving and offshore personnel as well as anyone intersted
in the technical aspects of mixed-gas diving.
264 pages. $48.00
TO NITROX - Dick Rutkowski.
is Nitrox and who should use it. Explains the use of nitrogen-oxygen mixtures
for the sport diver in simplified terms, covering physics, physiology and
safety. An excellent guide to assist the diver in the decision to go onto
size, 50 pages, board covers.$29.00
longer available and probably out of print.
REBREATHERS - UNDERSTANDING REBREATHERS
E. Bozanic .
chapters and fourteen appendicies cover, I presume, all tyere is to known
of rebreather systems. Not being personally familiar with the equipment
(I am too old and too committed to the desk to learn), I can only take
advice from others more experienced than I, and to this end, the author
has produced an excellent book. Subject matter includes the equipment,
diving physics and physiology, dive preparation and technique, post-dive
procedures, maintenance, emergency procedures, and an interesting chapter
on travel - ‘when travelling by camel, be sure breathing hose ports are
blocked to prevent fleas from entering brathing loop' - fair dinkum. A
must-read for anyone into technical diving, which seems to be the way to
go nowadays, if you can afford it.
(laminated boards), 548 pages, full colour throughout, many charts and
longer available from us but try Best Publications www.bestpub.com
||MUD, MUSCLES AND MIRACLES
Marine Salvage in the United
Government Printing Office,
1990 first edition.
Hardcover, blue cloth boards
embossed in gold with title and emblem of US Navy; dustkacket; 504 pages,
vewry well illustrated in mono photographys throughout, index, bibliography,
Synopsis: By the start
of the 20th century, the U.S. Navy had developed a fledgling salvage capability.
Today, under the aegis of the Supervisor of Salvage, the Navy routinely
handles assignments around the world, guarding U.S. naval and maritime
interests and responding to requests for assistance from our allies. "Mud,
Muscle, and Miracles "takes its reader on a journey through the evolution
of salvage--from the construction of a cofferdam to reveal battleship "Maine"at
the bottom of Havana harbor in 1911 to the use of side-scan sonar and remotely
operated vehicles to recover aircraft debris and complete vessels from
the depths. The story is one of masterful seamanship, incomparable engineering,
and absolute ingenuity and courage. It is also the history of one of our
nation's longest-lasting public-private partnerships--that of the commercial
salvage industry and the U.S. Navy. The second edition updates U.S. Navy
salvage history through the beginning of the 21st century and chronicles
18 additional, precedent-setting marine salvage and deep-ocean recovery
operations. $75.00 Just the one copy available.
FOR COMMERCIAL DIVERS
direct equations and tables for all aspects of commercial diving, but predominantly
gas physics, use of mkixed gases, cmaber operation, diving bells, and a
section on lifting (weight and thrust). The chapter ‘Physics of Disaster'
covers brath holding, bad air, vhamber blow up and down, fire. Twelve Appendicies
provide equations and tables.
large A4 size, 204 pages. $78.00
Sorry, no longer available but suggest:
DIVING PHYSICS AND APPLICATIONS.
author is section head in the Applied Theoretical Physics Division of the
Los Alamos National Laboratory, and has a Masters in nuclear physics. The
book covers more than just the basics and would be useful for all instructors,advanced
divers, and commercial and professional divers. Topics include the usual
theory of diving physics but also extends deeper into molecular transactions
and biophysics. Softcover, 320 pages.
WRECK DIVING GUIDE
Primary book is aimed at the general sport diver who likes to dive on shipwrecks,
and includes such topics as the anatomy of a shipwreck, equipment and gearing
up, physical protection, the art of shipwreck diving, photography, stings
and things, survival aat sea, medical, and - a chapter on women divers.
Softcover, 160 pages, colour. $38.00
excellent authoritative primer into the subject, with coverage of physics
and physiology, oxygen toxicity and limits, safety and procedures, equipment,
and planning. Includes latest NOAA oxygen limits. This book will give you
the necessary introduction to Nitrox diving which is not of course a subsstitute
for professional training.
82 pages, mono prints. $32.00
NITROX GAS BLENDING MANUAL
for those involved in mixed gas blending with three objectives - to direct
the operator in the safe methods of blending Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx),
to inform the user as to what types of blending systems are currently available,
and to provide the best return on investment for your situation. As more
divers understand the benefits of using nitrox, the need for a rady supply
of the gas mix increases. Chapters include: Oxygen, Oxygen Cleaning, Oxygen
Compatitbl Air, Gas Blending Methods, Gas Mixing Formulae. Includes a Nitrox
Partial Prssure Fill Chart. $32.00
GRADIENT BUBBLE MODEL IN DEPTH.
intent of this book is to present a working view of the reduced gradient
bubble model (RGBM), decompression mechanics, and applications to technical
diving. It is directed to the reader with some rudimentary understanding
of decompression. Some have called it a revolution in modern diving. The
RGBM has already gained widespread acceptance and popularity with growth
in prominence, particularly in the deep, decompression, and mixed gas sectors.
This is due to released Tables (NAUI's), meter implementations, computer
software, testing, validation, and wholesale positive results and feedback
by real divers across all venues.
96 pages, many charts and calculations. $56.00.
Practical Guide for the Research Diver.
chapters and appendicies covering General Scientific Diving Guidelines,
Aquatic Habitats and Ecosystems, specialised equipment, locating, mapping
sites, mesuring physics, biotic factors and sampling, undrwater photography.
Obviously for the professional scientific and research diver working on
marine science related prrojects. Hardcover, laminated boards, 226 pages,
full colour throughout.Extensive bibliography at end of each chapter.
but check price first: around $100.
DIVING - A GENERAL CODE OF PRACTICE $120.00
by N.C.Fleming and M.D.Max. Important text. British authors.
both of these no longer available from us.
DIVING FROM THE BOTTOM UP
Guide to Advanced Diving Techniques. Kevin Gurr.
by Richard Pyle and Tom Mount.
author is a a leading technical diving, the first outside the USA, (he
is based in the UK), and internationally recognised for his technical expertise,
dive leadership, and engineering design. His involvement with early rebreather
systems led to the production of the world's first mixed-gas dive computer.
The book, which has become a technical standard for mixed-gas and rebrather
equipment, contains chapters on phychology, equipment, gases, gas properties
and mixing, the maths required, ‘skills and drills', respiratory system
and the body, decompression, dehydration and thermal considerations, diver
propulsion vehicles, operationa; safety, rebreathers... and many many more.
A most important work for the dedicated technical diver - which means all
252 pages, large A4 size, mono and colour prints. $96.00
Is currently out of print but due to be reprinted.
DIVING IN DEPTH.
even think of this book unless you have a pretty good knowledhe of mathematics.
It is aimed at the very serious technical and commercial diver, instructors
and physicians, engineers and bilogists. Topics include thermodynamics,
pressure and density, gass kinetics, free and dissolved phase transfer,
enerygy and maatter interactions, nucleation and cavitation, oxygen dose
mixtures, buoyancy, maladies and drugs, waves and currents, oceanography
and geophysics, solar energy and radiaation - and much more. Good grief,
if we had to know all of this there would be very few recreational divers
428 pages, many mono photos, drawings, graphs and charts. $120
no longer avilable from us.
INTRODUCTION TO ENRICHED AIR DIVING
manual to provide the knowledge and technology necessary to use (oxygen)
enriched air mixtures. In terms of the physical size of the book, the cost
seems excessive, but it sells in the US for $43.00 US dollars so I suppose
it is the information that you pay for. A4 size, 64 pages. $45.00
DIVER'S HANDBOOK - Third Edition, 2011.
Editor John Bevan. Produced
by Submex, the international underwater consultancy company.
Not being a commercial diver,
I can only rely on comment from those who are better familiar with the
value of its content. Considering the publisher and author, that in itself
is adequate endorsement, but its acceptance by professional divers is a
better indication. The fifteen sections cover such topics as offshore diving,
inspection diving, applied techniques, operational equipment, submersibles,
chamber operation, explosives, gas analysis and hazards, diving equipment,
communications, marine fouling, navigation, weather and sea, health and
safety, rescue, regulations et al. The line drawings are detailed and provide
excellent examples of the instruction provided. A valuable text for all
commercial divers, and those interested in taking up the profession. Limp-bound,
heavy plastic sleeve protection, A4 size, 370 pages, numerous diagrams,
some colour in charts, index, glossary.
Note: The first edition
of this authoritive book was published by Submex in 1982, with editor David
no longer available from us. Contact Submex, email@example.com
SIMPLE GUIDE TO REBREATHER DIVING.
Barsky, Mark Thirlow and Mike Ward.
both semi-closed circuit and full closed circuit systems. Rebreathers are
not new, but their use for sport divers has only gained interest in the
past few years. As Barsky indicated in large letters, "Diving with a rebreather
presents more risks than diving with open circuit equipment", and goes
on to indicate those risks, whilst educating and encouraging the use of
the equipment in well trained hands. This book is not a ‘do-it-yourself'
kit, and the use of rebreathers should only be after adequate classroom
and ocean training. Subjects covered include a brief history (fascinating),
applications, hazards, equipment - full closed and semi-closed; and even
tips for the buyer. An absolute must for anyone, particularly the instructor
and advanced diver, wishing to keep up to date with new (and enhanced)
228 pages, colour. $58.00
longer available and out of print.
TECHNICAL DIVING HANDBOOK.
diving has come of age. Underwater explorers can now share the benefits
of space-age spin-off hardware and developing decompression methodologies.
The present volume incorporates recent innovations that were unavailable
until only a few years ago. Acquaint yourself now with such new and exciting
devices as the programmable nitrox wrist decompression computer, the personal
computer interface, the hoseless pressure gauge, a heads-up mask display,
decompression software for laptops, a submersible electric heating pad,
and more. Also included in this handbook are equations and tips for blending
nitrox, trimix, heliox, and heliair; instructions on how to build an in-water
oxygen decompression station; the procedures and the chemicals needed to
clean tanks, valves, and regulators for oxygen service; and a complete
chapter on how to plan and conduct expedition style mix-gas diving operations.
Large Format, 192 pages, 125 color photos, 12 tables, 12 equations, fully
$84.00 , now $72.00
TECHNICAL GUIDE TO GAS BLENDING.
book assists in evaluating and selecting the most appropriate blending
method; the planning and execution of blending, the preparation of equipment,
and safety aspects. ‘The author takes a scientific approach in every logic,
explaining the subject matter from first principles. Long-standing, erroneous
assumptions are challenged and critical thinking is encouraged throughout
the text'. Sections include the responsibility of the gas blender, establishing
a station, generating clean air, mixing procedures and gas analysis, trimix
160 pages, mono photographs and charts. $34.00
WRECK DIVING GUIDE
by THE TECHNICAL DIVING HANDBOOK, above
CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION - A Guide for Law Enforcement
From the blurb: This
text not only provides an overview of underwater crime scene investigation
but more importantly breaks down every detail of thorough organizing, evaluating,
and effective crime scene reporting, as well as the processes and procedures
required for professional crime inquiry. The authors, Thomas B. Kelley,
H. Dale Nute, Michael A. Zinszer, Mark Feulner, Gregg Stanton, William
Charlton, Jr., Joerg Hess, Terry Roy Johnson, and Kenneth McDonald are
from Florida State University - Panama City School of Criminology and Criminal
Justice, and have collaborated to bring professionals in the field this
invaluable reference and basic "how to" guide to underwater crime scene
investigation. From initial response to promulgation, this text covers
everything professionals working in the field need to know, including initial
response, pre-search organization, site investigative operations, post-search
evaluation, and promulgation. Arranged with colorful and informative photos,
and easy-to-copy forms, Underwater Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for
Law Enforcement is certain to become the leading reference textbook in
this specialized field and in all training programs. Light board cover,
spiral bound, 90 pages. $66.00
longer available from us. Try Best Publications www.bestpub.com
||U.S.NAVY DIVING MANUAL
For many decades the US
Navy Diving Manual has been the ultimate reference source for the diver.
It is now available for the first time as a complete book. Potential readers
may feel challenged by the sheer size of the work. At over 950 A4 pages
the book is unsurpassed in technical detail and depth. As the ultimate
diving reference work the book contains everything you ever wanted to know
about diving and many aspects that you could never imagine! The manual
is however surprisingly easy to read. The volumes contained in this one
book are as follows:-
Volume 1: Diving Principles
Volume 2: Air Diving Operations
Volume 3: Mixed Gas Surface
Supplied Diving Operations
Volume 4: Closed Circuit
and Semiclosed Circuit Diving Operations
Volume 5: Diving Medicine
and Recompression Chamber Operations
These volumes mean that
despite the books size the individual volumes make for user friendly reading.
Each section has been extensively researched and is widely regarded as
the technical standard for diving information and procedures. The manual
is easily referenced and used internationally by recreational, commercial,
and military divers because of its authoritative and approved procedures.
This 6th Revision contains
the most up to date decompression tables, and techniques for avoiding decompression
sickness. This manual is a must for all serious divers. Hardback, 950 pages.
longer available from us.
DIVING MANUAL VOL 2.
2 covers mixed-gas diving procedures. Loose-leaf in special binder.