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germie
02-01-2015, 02:14 PM
What are good books about diving and where to buy? I can read books in Dutch, German, English and French ;)
I have:
-Deco for divers - Mark Powell - good book
-Manuel technique de plongée souterraine- Frank Vasseur - nice book, but in French
-Fatal Depth - Joseph Haberstroh - not a book about diving techniques, but nice
-The last dive - Bernie Chowdhudry - not a book about diving techniques, but nice
-Diving science - Michael B. Strauss, Igor V. Aksenov & Igor V. Aksenov - ok, but not the best, and a little bit outdated
-A simple guide to decompression illness - Lee Griffiths - cheap book, worth the money, but not the best
-Diving into Darkness- Philip Finch - no words to say

New tips are welcome ;)

jeff1955
02-01-2015, 02:51 PM
The Six Skills and Staying Alive by Steve Lewis

gaius
02-01-2015, 02:54 PM
The Six Skills and Staying Alive by Steve Lewis

Lewis should have called his book, Disco for Divers, put it on the shelf next to Mark Powell's :)

FAQ Dive Medicine by Dr Oliver Firth is excellent.

germie
02-01-2015, 04:13 PM
the six skills I ordered today, but I did not see it in real. So I cannot say it is good or not. I ordered Handbuch Technisches Tauchen too.

It is not staying alive but: The Six Skills and Other Discussions: Creative Solutions for Technical Divers
LOL
There is another book by same writer called 'Staying alive'.

But I ordered this:
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and
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81VOCSeEUoL.jpg

notdeadyet
02-01-2015, 04:57 PM
Deep Diving by Brett Gilliam and Mixed Gas Diving by Mount & Gilliam et al have been out of print for a while but I think are still two of the best books around. A bit dated but still very good reads.

Not a book but the Learners Guide to Rebreather Diving by Richard Pyle. It was on his page at the Bishop Museum website and linked to on various tech diving websites. Again, his views seem to have fallen out of vogue but personally I think it should be essential reading.

Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr, Caverns Measureless to Man by Sheck Exley and Caves & Cave Diving by Guy de Lavaur are my favourite cave diving books. I also re-read the NSS-CDS Cavern Diving Manual before a trip if I haven't been cave diving for a while. I know it says cavern but it's just a distilled version of their full cave manual. Best "how to" book in my opinion.

MikeF
03-01-2015, 01:14 AM
deep diving should be on everyones bookshelf. as NDY said dated but still a lot of relevant stuff in it.

deeper into diving is another really good book that should be on your list.

not really technical diving these days but cousteau's the silent world and Hass's books are also worth a read.

matt
03-01-2015, 07:11 AM
Good read, bit of history, not a how-to though.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Deep-Deadly-Descent-Treacherous/dp/0446527092

Matt.

Baron015
03-01-2015, 08:23 AM
Good read, bit of history, not a how-to though.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Deep-Deadly-Descent-Treacherous/dp/0446527092

Matt.

By the same token, this is also excellent

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blind-Descent-Quest-Discover-Deepest/dp/1849018561/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1PMWPF3KPVWT2ECRW2BX

JPTaylor
03-01-2015, 09:30 AM
Only diving manual you'll every need, must be technical as it included RN deco table with Oxygen stops at 5m!!!

http://classicdivebooks.customer.netspace.net.au/bsac-10rev2-ed.jpg

:giggle:

matt
03-01-2015, 09:47 AM
If it is the personification of stupidity you'd like to see then look no further than the sad description of Shaw in this tale of the deep:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raising-Dead-Story-Death-Survival/dp/0007275536/ref=pd_cp_b_0

Definitely a how-not-to-do-it.

Matt.

dimitri
03-01-2015, 09:48 AM
- Complete Wreck Diving by Keats & Skerry
- Diving & Subaquatic Medicine by Edmonds, Lowry, Pennefather & Walker
- Basic Decompression Theory & Applications by Bruce Wienke
- Diving Physics with Bubble Mechanics and Decompression Theory in Depth by Bruce Wienke
- The Essentials of Cave Diving by Jill Heinerth
- Staying Alive: Risk Management Techniques for Advanced Scuba Diving by Steve Lewis

James-S
04-01-2015, 03:55 PM
I thought "Technical Diving From the Bottom Up" (or "Up The Bottom" as Simon Mitchell calls it) by Kevin Gurr was fairly good read. Deep descent by Kevin McMurray is a good list of ways not to die, and Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson is good as well.

notdeadyet
04-01-2015, 05:39 PM
Blueprint for Survival is another old but good book.

John_ZA
04-01-2015, 07:18 PM
The tao of survival underwater - exploration and mixed gas diving encyclopedia. Tom Mount & Joseph Dituri.

Paulo
04-01-2015, 07:48 PM
the Oxygen Hackers Handbook is okay if you are interested in home blending. I have said elsewhere that it is not a fantastic book but it does give a good overview of the dangers of o2 and safe practices with it's handing.

IT is a very americanised book though so some stuff is of limited use and the proof reader should be shot but it does have some handy DIY tips

mark weaver
05-01-2015, 03:18 PM
If it is the personification of stupidity you'd like to see then look no further than the sad description of Shaw in this tale of the deep:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raising-Dead-Story-Death-Survival/dp/0007275536/ref=pd_cp_b_0

Definitely a how-not-to-do-it.

Matt.

I have this, thought it was a good read. I did not feel the need to go out and copy though.

mark weaver
05-01-2015, 03:19 PM
I thought "Technical Diving From the Bottom Up" (or "Up The Bottom" as Simon Mitchell calls it) by Kevin Gurr was fairly good read. Deep descent by Kevin McMurray is a good list of ways not to die, and Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson is good as well.

Got all those, all good reads.