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Ryanh1801
06-05-2008, 12:14
Anyone have some suggestions on good books to read, for subjects such as Decompression, gases and tech diving in general. School ate up some money I was going to use to start buying my tech stuff and classes. So figured I would just do some reading on the stuff until I graduate.

mitsuguy
06-05-2008, 14:09
Navy dive manual / history... In my opinion, the best resource for the history of diving... You get to read decompression theory and its history back as far as anyone's been underwater or in a compressed air space... Its about 750 pages, but reads pretty easy...

chinacat46
06-06-2008, 07:10
Here are two:

N.O.A.A. Diving Manual 4th Ed - James T Joiner I have this on CDROM and it's much cheaper then the book

Decompression Theory, Dive Tables & Dive Computers(2nd ed) - John E Lewis/Karl W Shreeves

mitsuguy
06-06-2008, 07:49
Navy dive manual / history... In my opinion, the best resource for the history of diving... You get to read decompression theory and its history back as far as anyone's been underwater or in a compressed air space... Its about 750 pages, but reads pretty easy...

forgot to add, it's free to download on the internet... Scubatoys has it hosted I believe, and there are many other places that do too...

badfrog88
06-06-2008, 11:10
I'd second the NOAA Diving Manual... I actually bought the book as I'm tactile and like turning pages. :smiley36:

The best source I know of for diving related books is Best Publishing (http://www.bestpub.com/).

Ryanh1801
06-06-2008, 11:33
Thanks guys, Ill look into those.

On a side note, I saw the Navy dive manual online, but is their anywhere to get a paper copy?

terrillja
06-06-2008, 18:35
Oxygen Hacker's companion from Airespeed Press. Covers a lot of oxygen handling and use. Even if you never plan to mix your own gasses (I probably never will), it still has a ton of info.

woody
06-07-2008, 03:43
You can check any of the several books from Bruce Weinke. He covers all those topics and specializes in modern decompression theory and mixed gas diving.

texdiveguy
06-07-2008, 07:24
You can check any of the several books from Bruce Weinke. He covers all those topics and specializes in modern decompression theory and mixed gas diving.

Yep.... Technical Diving in Depth is a great text full of detailed information....Ryan get this book if this is a topic you are interested in.

mitsuguy
06-07-2008, 08:39
Thanks guys, Ill look into those.

On a side note, I saw the Navy dive manual online, but is their anywhere to get a paper copy?

sure is - go to office depot and buy two reams of paper and a dozen black ink cartridges :)

it's actually 965 pages ;)

calwolf
12-01-2008, 20:16
it's actually 965 pages ;)

The 2008 edition (revision 6) seems to be 992 pages (even longer... imagine that!)

monant
12-02-2008, 07:04
If I could only buy one book it would be the NOAA Dive Manual. It’s very informative and I enjoy thumbing through it.