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click to enlarge The Why-To of Scuba Diving
By Jim Crockett
56 pages, 7x10 inches, paperback, 73 Color photos
ISBN 1-881652-21-1
Price: $14.95
Why do people scuba dive? What can they expect to see underwater? What's the training and equipment like? Answering these questions for the 10- to 18-year-old age group is the focus of this book. As an introduction to snorkeling and scuba diving, it discusses the appeal of the underwater world, equipment, training, specialty diving and careers. This is the perfect gift for someone you'd like to introduce to diving. It's also a great tool for dive shops to use to show non-divers why we are so passionate about the sport of snorkeling and scuba diving.

About the Author

Jim Crockett has been a diver/photographer for more than 20 years. His trips have taken him to the waters of Australia, Tahiti, Hawaii, California, the Cayman Islands and other locales. He is the former owner/manager of a dive shop in Grand Cayman where he and his wife Bobby lived for seven years.

Crockett is also the author of The Great White Shark, a re-creation of a shark cage photo safari in South Australia. For two decades he was the publisher of such music magazines as "Guitar Player" and "Keyboard," and has had more than a thousand articles published in numerous American and international magazines and newspapers. Crockett recently co-founded the Internet publishing company, Stillwater Press at

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