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By John Lippmann
320 pages, 7x10 inches, paperback, 145 B&W photos, Tables, Line Drawings, Bibliography, Glossary, Index
ISBN 0-9623389-3-1
Price: $21.95

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This volume a thorough discussion of the physiological, psychological and practical considerations of deeper diving. It includes detailed information on the U.S. Navy Tables and alternative tables, as well as chapters on planning and conducting deeper dives including numerous methods of rigging decompression lines. Check lists for dive leaders, divers, support personnel and equipment are given. There are chapters on computer divingas well as commercial and deep mixed gas diving. Written in a clear, straightforward style and illustrated with photographs, line drawings, charts and comparative tables, THE ESSENTIALS OF DEEPER SPORT DIVING is useful for all divers and an ideal text for deep diving courses. This volume also makes an excellent adjunct reference for divemaster courses and for instructors. To further increase its effectiveness, the most important points are repeated as bulleted highlights in the margin and each chapter has a summary.

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Some of the Topics Covered

  • Nitrogen absorption & elimination
  • Bubble formation
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Heat loss
  • Bone necrosis
  • Decompression sickness
  • Women & decompression sickness
  • Decompression stop diving
  • History of decompression tables
  • Omitted decompression
  • U.S. Navy & alternative tables
  • Planning & conducting deeper diving
  • Flying after diving, altitude diving
  • Equipment considerations
  • Table-based multi-level diving
  • Oxygen and the deeper diver
  • Dive computers
  • Very deep diving
About the Author

John Lippmann originally trained as a statistician and worked for many years as a mathematics lecturer. He began diving some 30 years ago and has been a scuba instructor for more than 17 years. Over the years, John developed an avid interest in diving accident management, deeper diving and decompression algorithms. He has specialised in teaching deeper diving and dive accident management. He is the author of The DAN Emergency Handbook, Deeper Into Diving, The Essentials of Deeper Diving, and Oxygen First Aid, and the co-author of Scuba Safety in Australia and First Aid and Emergency Care. John's articles on diving safety have been regularly published in various diving journals throughout the world.

Many years ago, John developed oxygen programs for the Royal Life Saving Society-Australia for the non-diving community, as well as for the diving community and has subsequently spearheaded the DAN Oxygen Programs throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. He is a consultant in oxygen administration and first aid for the Royal Life Saving Society, the Australian Red Cross Society, Swinburne University and various other community first aid organisations.

He is the foundation Executive Director of DAN S.E. Asia-Pacific and has spent the past years developing DAN's membership and training programs throughout the region.

John has been the recipient of various awards from both the diving and non-diving community, including awards from the Royal Life Saving Society, Dive Australia, NAUI and DAN America.


"This volume provides an excellent review of the wide variety of problem areas currently of concern for deeper diving...his coverage is thorough and comprehensive, and provides the necessary detailed information...especially in the realm of deeper diving. I highly recommend this excellent book to all divers."

-Peter B. Bennett, Ph.D., Executive Dir., Divers Alert Network

"...a comprehensive treatment of the physical and physiological considerations for deep water diving. It is well written, researched and thorough in its content. The information contained within will foster awareness in divers of all experience levels of the value of diving intelligently. I applaud John for his work and recommend this book to all divers..."

-Drew Richardson, Senior Vice President, Training, Education and Membership, PADI

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