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The Rapture of the Deep The Rapture of the Deep
And Other Dive Stories You Probably Shouldn't Know
by Michael Zinsley

Journey with scuba instructor Michael Zinsley as he dives his way through 16 countries, rubbing shoulders with the locals and mixing underwater adventure with after-hours escapades.

The Last Dive The Last Dive
A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths
by Bernie Chowdhury, Homer Hickam

This book is a fascinating look into the world of "tech diving." Chris and Chrissy Rouse were lured into the underwater realm and we are lucky enough to get to follow their adventures. The father and son team consistently strived to be the best, and ultimately paid the price.

Water and Light : A Diver's Journey to a Coral Reef Water and Light : A Diver's Journey to a Coral Reef
by Stephen Harrigan

Without falling into the nature writing trap of endless superlatives, Harrigan lyrically describes what it's like to dive and appreciate the ocean. The book is full of interesting bits of natural history and biology, as well as amusing anecdotes from the author's actual experiences in Grand Turk.

Down Time: Great Writers on Diving Down Time: Great Writers on Diving
by Ed Kittrell (Editor), Casey Kittrell, Jim Kittrell (Editor)

This book is an anthology of great writing about the experience of scuba diving. It includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry from some really fine authors writing about things they obviously care deeply about.

The Fireside Diver The Fireside Diver
An Anthology of Underwater Adventure
by Bonnie J. Cardone (Editor)

A collection of stories by the world's best-known divers.

The Blue Edge The Blue Edge
by Carlos Eyles, David Michael Smith

In this near mystical journey, the author returns to the once bountiful Sea of Cortez he explored as a free diver over thirty years ago. Finding it lacking, he continues on to a distant archipelago, one rumored to hold great fish and sharks by the thousands, soaring manta rays, and breaching whales. Here on the ocean's edge, he takes the reader on breath-hold dives into an extremely dangerous yet magical realm.

Homo Delphinus, The Dolphin Within Man Homo Delphinus, The Dolphin Within Man
by Jacques Mayol, Enrico Amaducci, Steven Sachs, Jacques Piccard

This large format, gorgeously photographed volume, is the culmination of a lifetime of personal oceanic experiences by Jacques Mayol, easily one of the most accomplished free divers of his or any other generation. Jacques Mayol, holder of a dozen world breathhold diving records, was the first man to descend to 100 meters (330 feet), a feat he accomplished in 1976. He followed this with yet another record breaking drop to 105 meters (346 feet) at the age of 56. Jacques is also one of the world's leading authorities on 'apnea', a phenomenal physical discipline which reduces heart rate and respiratory functions.

Neutral Buoyancy: Adventures in a Liquid World Neutral Buoyancy: Adventures in a Liquid World
by Tim Ecott

In Neutral Buoyancy, BBC journalist Tim Ecott recounts his ongoing adventures in the "liquid world" of scuba diving, from battling rip tides off the Dorset coast in southwest England to exploring the shark-rich waters of the Caribbean, musing along the way on the history and meaning of humanity's fascination with diving and reflecting on how his underwater experience has reshaped his life.

Solid Brass Solid Brass
by Bob Wick

Exciting tales of commercial "hard hat" divers from San Diego to Alaska's Cook Inlet. This book tells the uncensored versions of these deep divers and their often perilous adventures. Beginning with an exciting view of the history of commercial diving in California, this book has many thrilling revelations and includes the true adventures of the oil patch and construction diving at a time when heavy gear was standard equipment.

Stars Beneath the Sea : The Pioneers of Diving Stars Beneath the Sea : The Pioneers of Diving
by Trevor Norton

Lively, encapsulated histories of a dozen or so adventurers, scientists, and eccentrics who experimented to discover ways to plumb the depths of the ocean, written by British scientist Trevor Norton.

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