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click to enlarge Technical Diving Handbook
By Gary Gentile,
192 pages 8-1/2 x 11, spiral bound, Color photos, Glossary, Index
ISBN: 1-883056-05-5
Pub Date: 1998
Price $30.00
This volume is a practical guide for extended range diving which incorporates recent technological innovations such as the programmable nitrox wrist decompression computer, heads-up display, full face mask that permits regulator switching, submersible electric heating pad, and more. Also included are tips for blending nitrox, heliair and trimix; instructions to clean tanks, valves and regulators for oxygen service; diver propulsion vehicles, accelerated decompression, rebreathers, portable recompression chambers and a chapter on planning and executing expedition-style mixed-gas diving operations.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Gear In Depth
  • Underwater Communications
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicles
  • Submersible Air Decompression Computers
  • Accelerated Decompression
  • Mixed Gas Helium
  • Rebreathers

About the Author

Gary Gentile started his diving career in 1970. Since then he has made 1,000's of decompression dives, over 180 of them on the Andrea Doria. He has specialized in wreck diving and shipwreck research, concentration on wrecks along the East Coast, from Newfoundland to Key West, and in the Great Lakes. He has written dozens of articles for magazines and has published thousands of photographs in books, periodicals, newspapers, brochures, museum displays, film and television. He lectures extensively on wilderness and underwater topics, and conducts seminars on advanced wreck diving techniques and high-tech diving equipment. He is the author of more than three dozen books: primarily science fiction novels and nonfiction works on diving, and nautical and shipwreck history. His works include the Popular Dive Guide Series of shipwreck books along the East Coast. He served in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam where he was severely wounded.

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