The Essential of Cave Diving

Cave diving has been called the “most dangerous participatory sport” in the world. It doesn’t have to be. With proper training, experience, and guidance, you can be a skilled cave diver, and enjoy this challenging and rewarding activity, for a lifetime. With decades of technical diving experience, including world record cave dives, and paradigm changing underwater exploration, Woman Divers Hall of Fame member Jill Heinerth, has created this full-color contemporary guidebook. Generously illustrated, “The Essentials of Cave Diving” contains practical, 21st century underwater knowledge, including side mount techniques and the latest rebreather technology. Encompassing all levels of cave diving, from entry-level to expert, this manual is an essential tool; appropriate and relevant to all cave training disciplines.

Diving the World

Diving the World takes the underwater adventurer on a magical tour of many of the world’s top dives. Some 200 prime sites have been carefully selected, reviewed, and photographed by experienced husband-and-wife team Beth and Shaun Tierney; from the pristine reefs of Papua New Guinea and the warm waters of the Belize Barrier Reef to the legendary wrecks of Micronesia’s Truk Lagoon, there’s something for everyone. The guide also features personal opinions and anecdotes from both experts and other divers, as well as recommendations of what to do and see on dry land.

The earth’s oceans hold many wondrous surprises; be they the small, colorful “critters” off the coast of Papua New Guinea, opportunistic red demon squids in the Sea of Cortes, or naval wrecks in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll. In Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die Chris Santella has invited diving experts from around the world to share some of their favorite destinations, so ardent divers can experience these underwater wonders for themselves; either on location in their SCUBA gear or at home in their armchair.

The fifth in Santella’s bestselling “Fifty Places” series, the book takes divers from hot-spot destinations like Raja Ampat (off the coast of West Guinea) to old Caribbean favorites like Grand Cayman Isles. Readers will swim among whale sharks off Myanmar, befriend wolf eels off the coast of Maine, and marvel at the giant mola mola of Lembongan, Indonesia. These wonderful creatures;​ plus the brilliant coral reefs that often provide their backdrop; are captured in 40 gorgeous color photos from the world’s greatest underwater photographers. And for readers who want to travel to these breathtaking locales, Santella provides complete “If You Go” suggestions to help you plan your trip.

Recognized as the birthplace of diving in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands are among the world’s top dive destinations with their clear waters, plunging walls and prolific marine life – including the famous rays of Stingray City. This book describes the well-established dive operations and the best sites in the region, some just minutes from the beach.

In this Guide:
    Detailed dive information to 68 sites
    Full-color photos throughout
    Easy-to-read maps of dive regions
    Guide to marine life
    Travel logistics and topside attractions

The Essentials of Cave Diving

This profusely illustrated book, written by one of Britain’s leading cave divers, is a spectacular introduction to the world’s most dangerous sport. The Darkness Beckons describes the techniques and fascinating history of cave diving from the first known cave dive in 1878 with the familiar globe shaped helmet, heavy boots, and sturdy airlines fed by surface pumps, to the sophisticated rebreather systems used by divers today. This internationally comprehensive book includes stories from the United States, France, Switzerland, The West Indies, Mexico, South Africa, UK, and Australia. This new book includes both historical anecdotes and accounts of the most interesting recent dives. It is a chronicle of outstanding sporting endeavor, as yet little known outside an elite specialist world, but sure to inspire anyone with a taste for adventure.

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Diving & Snorkeling Belize

The world’s second-longest barrier reef, three of the Western Hemisphere’s four coral atolls, more than 400 fish species and a host of invertebrates sheltering in warm Caribbean waters make Belize an irresistible destination for divers and snorkelers alike. This guide will introduce you to the wonders both underwater and topside that have earned the country its reputation as an ecotourism hotspot.

In this Guide:
    Detailed dive information to 82 sites
    Full-color photos throughout
    Easy-to-read maps of dive regions
    Travel logistics and topside attractions

Diving Below 130 Feet

This book is the fourth book in the diving series after The Art of Gas Blending, Dive Computers, Deep, and Safety Stops, Including Ascent Rate and Gradient Factors and is about the effects of diving on the human body, especially long duration, and deep diving.


Some of the topics covered are:

    Why People do deep dives
    Training needed to dive deeper than 130 feet safely
    The mental shift needed to transform from a recreational diver to a survival diver
    Handling unforeseen events underwater when you cannot surface immediately
    BCD-breathing
    Swapping regulators underwater
    Caffeine and diving
    Smoking and diving
    Sugar and diving
    Fatty foods and diving
    Certain medication and diving
    Breast implants and diving
    Diving while breast feeding
    Effects of oxygen to the brain and body
    Isobaric counter diffusion decompression sickness covered in-depth with example calculations
    Depth records
    Rebreathers compared to open circuit
    Women and diving
    Men and diving
    Supplements for deep diving
    Breathing exercises for deep diving
    Common mistakes made in deep diving that can kill you
    Handling missed decompression IWR (in-water recompression)
    Liquid breathing
    Effects of diving on the body, both long and short term


Note: this book is not a training manual for deep diving, however technical divers and divers interested in technical diving will find it of great value. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped you are to handle unforeseen to handle unforeseen problems and come back alive.

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Diving Southeast Asia

The newest addition to Footprint’s burgeoning series of activity guides, Diving South East Asia introduces divers to the world’s most diverse marine environment. This truly comparative guide includes over 400 popular sites, all of which have been dived, reviewed and photographed by the experienced husband-and-wife team, Beth, and Shaun Tierney. From the pristine, isolated reefs of Indonesia’s Spice Islands to the lively marine and land environments in The Philippines’ Puerto Galera, there’s something for everyone. The guide also features personal opinions and anecdotes from both experts and other divers, as well as recommendations of what to do and see on dry land.

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Diving & Snorkeling Belize

The world’s second-longest barrier reef, three of the Western Hemisphere’s four coral atolls, more than 400 fish species and a host of invertebrates sheltering in warm Caribbean waters make Belize an irresistible destination for divers and snorkelers alike. This guide will introduce you to the wonders both underwater and topside that have earned the country its reputation as an ecotourism hotspot.

In this Guide:
    Detailed dive information to 82 sites
    Full-color photos throughout
    Easy-to-read maps of dive regions
    Travel logistics and topside attractions

Diving & Snorkeling Philippines

With more than 7000 islands and countless coral reefs, the Philippines offers a plethora of diving opportunities. Whether it’s snorkeling alongside whale sharks, cruising with mantas or thresher sharks, exploring WWII wrecks or simply hanging out near the kaleidoscopic walls and reefs, this tropical paradise will fascinate divers of all skill levels.


In this Guide:
    Detailed dive information to 125 sites
    Full-color photos throughout
    Easy-to-read maps of dive regions
    Dive icons and skill evaluation for all sites
    Diving services and liveaboards