Diving Equipment: Choice maintenance and function (Paperback) by Arvidsson Jonas
Diving Equipment: Choice maintenance and function is a solid introduction to how dive gear works. It details the choices divers are faced with and tips to help ensure kit will last. This is a book for anyone who wants to better understand diving kit without having to dismantle it complete with helpful illustrations and details about the hidden inner workings. Although of obvious benefit to newer divers Diving Equipment will also be of interest to qualified divers. Divemasters instructors those in need of a refresher and any non-diver who is curious about diving equipment are all likely to find out things they did not previously know. This book covers a wide range of diving gear including: accessories BCDs computers cylinders drysuits fins gauges masks rebreathers regulators sidemount snorkels stages torches weights wetsuits wings and more...Although many dives are made in tropical regions Diving Equipment takes an international perspective. It covers a range of conditions; discusses laws and regulations in different parts of the world; suggests what to look out for and what to ask locals about. Curious divers are often directed to manufacturers' websites with their limited descriptions of how equipment really works. This book aims to plug the gap. Diving Equipment also includes some less common and older items for interest and historical comparison and finishes with some speculation on what the future might bring.