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Bottom Time:The Adventures of a Commercial Diver [Kindle Edition]

Norbert Weissinger
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Join author Norbert Weissinger as he narrates his most memorable dives, starting with his first scuba dive while attending college, to the grueling work in the Gulf of Mexicoas a commercial oilfield diver. Experience the thrills, terrors, mystifying beauty, and awful monotony of life at sea. Meet the colorful and eccentric personalities that risk their lives daily in the development of offshore oilfields. Commercial divers go under water every day to earn a living. Strangely, they enjoy the abuse of the sea, and if they survive a ten-year career, they can take home a wealth of memories about a world that few have ever seen. Bottom Time is filled with travel anecdotes, dive narratives, and vivid descriptions of the undersea world. While working on the sea floor was sometimes lonely and frightening, the author experienced sublime moments when he felt privileged to be a visitor to an alien realm. The triggerfish, tarpon, groupers, sea turtles, and barracuda became his friends, and he wished that bottom time would never end After spending countless hours under water, the author found not only beauty and exotic marine life, but inspiration. Life spent on the bottom is truly living in the moment, where past and future dissolve, and nothing matters but a breath.


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About the Author

Norbert Weissinger was born in Germany and grew up in Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University where he majored in Biology. After college he enrolled in a commercial dive school in Oakland, California. He has logged more than 500 commercial dives in depths ranging from 40 to 200 feet. Diving for work or pleasure has taken him to many parts of the world including Mexico, Central America, Hawaii, the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia. He currently lives in Arkansas and works as a database administrator. This is his fourth book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 960 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (7 Mar. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0062H9N6M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #451,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Half decent 14 Jun. 2012
Format:Paperback
Having spent the last 4 years as a dive tech offshore, I found this book quite good to start with then got increasingly more boring, using almost every unsafe work method you could think of, this diver would not last 2 minutes in the north sea. He talks of brave diver, no, they are not brave just reckless with no thought of their own safety or others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars commercial diver 4 Nov. 2009
By Paul
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. It is a great read even if you are not a diver. When I bought it, I was looking for a job and thought it might give me some inside information on the industry. I was not disappointed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars bottom time 4 Feb. 2012
Format:Paperback
Started out mildly interesting, then turned into the most boring book I have ever read. This review comes from someone with a great interest in diving, who was after an insight into the commercial world. Wrist slitting reading.
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