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Understanding the Principles Behind Dive Computers and How to Select What’s Right For You

There is nothing more liberating than slipping beneath the waves to explore a world of teaming aquatic life, stunning coral reefs, and the occasional wreckage (laden with gold). The environment is stunning, perhaps the most serene place on earth, but there are risks, inherent dangers even advanced divers face each time they enter the water. Some of the most challenging dives are also the most rewarding, revealing plant and sea-life not accessible in the shallower waters. This informative guide, to dive computers, is designed to help you make an informed decision that could save your life.

Opinions vary greatly in the industry, drawing novice divers through a minefield of “he says – she says” scenarios. Who do you listen to and what’s pertinent? Anton Swanepoel is a skilled diver and TRI-Mix instructor, recording dives over 400 feet. He knows the topic, having taught other divers for ten years. Rather than just telling you what to buy, Anton has chosen to help you understand the core concepts so that you might decide for yourself. New equipment is evolving every day, but the basic principles, governing dive computers, remain the same. In a nutshell, they calculate the assumed uptake and release of gas in the body.

Why a dive computer?  The intent, and what this book delivers, is an education in the types of dive computers available and how they work.  What’s right for you may not be applicable for your friend.  By the end of the guide, you should be able to make a knowledgeable, informed decision on what’s best for you.

Below are a few topics the author covers:
  • The fundamentals of on- and off- gassing
  • Dive computers vs. Dive tables
  • Short history of dive computers
  • Decompression sickness – brief overview
  • Using your dive computer
  • What to do should your computer fail
  • And much, much more

The unsurpassed beauty of our planet’s oceans deserves your time, money, and energy.  Diving is a narcotic, restoring a sense of balance and peace for many.  Do it with the proper understanding and gear.

Be Brave – Be Safe – Be Wise – Be an Informed Scuba Diver

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