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Technical Diving Handbook Spiral-bound – 1 Jan 2002

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  • Spiral-bound: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Gary Gentile Productions (1 Jan. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883056055
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883056056
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 23.5 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,601,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barrie Mckenna on 16 July 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
The original tech diving handbook from one of the trailblazers.
I've only given it four stars because there are now newer text books available.
I don't know why various vendors are asking so much for a copy.
If you google "Gary Gentile" you can buy one from the man himself for about £33 including shipping to the UK. Pay less and give your money to the man who deserves it.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Comprehensive guide to technical diving 17 Jun. 1999
By Anthony Co - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound
Gary Gentile takes an informal, even close to conversational approach in tackling technical diving. Pretty interesting chapter on tanks which is not found in other techncial diving books. A lot of colored photos and illustrations that prod you to read on ... If you're not yet into technical diving or considering to get into tek, this is the book for you.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A tek diver must! 10 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound
As a new tek diver, I found this book very informative and written with a strong dose of common sense. It gives the reader a realistic view of what to expect in tek diving. I still refer to it often, especially the section on equipment and dive computers. With so much hype out there about tek diving, it's good to read a down to earth book about a very serious subject.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very interesting perspective - the day to day of Technical diving 29 Sept. 2005
By Michel C. Gadbois - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I liked the content of the book. I would love to find a book that is more current on dive computers though. It was very heavily slanted on the day to day issues of technical diving including eating and waste elimination. I would have liked a bit more on the technology and science of mixed gas diving. Overall it was a very enjoyable read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Technical Diving Handbook 28 Oct. 2006
By whitefeather - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
The time has come when some divers want and need to know what advanced diving is all about. Mr. Gentile covers everything a diver needs to know about moving forward with his/her diving career. Many questions were answered without hounding the local dive shop about the questions. Read for pleasure was a great escape. I know Mr. Gentile has done a lot of diving on the Andrea Dora and it was kind of facinating reading about his view of technical diving. Thank you Mr. Gentile. Your book has a permanent place in my library.

Daryl Sample RN BSN
Excellent suppliment on understanding SCUBA technical diving 27 Nov. 2013
By Peter R. - Published on
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This book covers the important aspects of (1) tank size, volume, and amount of bottom time, (2) advanced scuba gear for technical diving, such as dry suits, full face mask, air integrated dive computers, and sling bottles, (3) it also covers breathing air, nitrox, argon, and helium gas mixes. The book goes further into applications of technical diving, such as caves and deep wrecks. OK, the book is a bit dated, from 1998, yet many of the experience talks this author provides are valuable lessons. Gary Gentile, the author, does an excellent job presenting the information in well written sentences, paragraphs, and chapters, filled with many photographs and a few charts/tables. The book does not step onto the formula side or computational side of technical diving, so it becomes a great first step.

I purchased this book to learn and understand the issues with technical diving, and to keep the book as reference. And now, after reading it twice, I am very happy I did. I uncovered layers of information, upon my second reading. I will most likely read this book again. Again, the book is slightly outdated, such that in today marketplace, you can find new dive computers, and new technology and software on CNS, dive time, and DECO. The author has written this book in excellent form. I wonder if he has a newer version?
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