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The Basics of Rebreather Diving: Beyond SCUBA to Explore the Underwater World: 4 (Jill's Guides) [Paperback]

Jill Heinerth , Robert McClellan , Richie Kohler
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17 Dec 2013 Jill's Guides
Rebreather diving is one of the fastest growing segments of the underwater community. But, until now, easy-to-understand advice and guidance for novices has been hard to find. With this book, professional rebreather instructor Jill Heinerth helps divers navigate the complex, and sometimes intimidating world of rebreather diving. Providing clear, candid and straightforward information based on her decades of exploration and teaching experience, Jill leads readers through the history, basics and technical aspects of this remarkable, silent approach to diving. A valuable tool and a good read for beginners and accomplished SCUBA divers, The Basics of Rebreather Diving is generously illustrated with full color photographs, charts and drawings. Jill adds just the right amount of rich personal anecdotes to provide an insider’s viewpoint about the past, present and future of rebreather diving. Anyone considering or currently diving a rebreather, will find in this book a wealth of knowledge and an enjoyable addition to their diving library.

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  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Heinerth Productions Inc. (17 Dec 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1940944007
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940944005
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 17.8 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

More people have walked on the moon, than have been to some of the places that Jill’s exploration has taken her right here on the earth. From the most dangerous technical dives deep inside underwater caves, to searching for never before seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic Icebergs, to the lawless desert border area between Egypt and Libya while a civil war raged around her, Jill’s curiosity and passion about our watery planet is the driving force in her life. Jill’s accolades include induction into the Explorer’s Club and the inaugural class of the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame; she received the Wyland ICON Award, an honor she shares with several of her underwater heroes including Jacques Cousteau, Robert Ballard and Dr. Sylvia Earle; she was named a “Living Legend” by Sport Diver Magazine; and selected as Scuba Diving Magazine’s “Sea Hero of the Year 2012”.  In recognition of her lifetime achievement, Jill is being awarded the inaugural Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration. Established by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the medal recognizes singular achievements and the pursuit of excellence by an outstanding Canadian explorer. She will receive the award in November 2013, during a ceremony at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. With her latest project, the “We Are Water Project”, she has produced a documentary film, a live presentation and interactive web resources to help lead an educational effort for everyday behavioral changes that will lead to greater access to and preservation of our endangered fresh water resources. In support of this effort, Jill and husband Robert McClellan rode their bicycles 4,300 miles across Canada, from British Columbia to Newfoundland in 2013, meeting people and through presentations to groups large and small, spread the message of “Water Literacy.” Her website www.IntoThePlanet.com provides links to her exploration and water advocacy efforts.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A good in depth overview 31 May 2014
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I bought this book to get a good understanding of what rebreathers were and whether they were something I wanted to steer my diving towards. It fulfils this role admirably and deals with the various styles of rebreathers, how they work and what the advantages and disadvantages of them are. It gives a good overview of what is involved in maintaining and using rebreathers and gives a realistic view of what can go wrong.

It does not set out to teach you how to dive a rebreather, or to replace a proper rebreather certification course (rightly so), but if you read and understand this book you will have a very thorough grounding to get the most out of a rebreather course, and to make sensible decisions about rebreathers and what you may be getting yourself into.

Thoroughly worth reading - P
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winning piece of work... 29 Jan 2014
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Sat down to read Jill's latest book with a slight Jet-Lag Hangover, and everyone else in the house sleeping. I figured a few pages and I would be ready to get a few more hours of sleep. Instead, I read the whole book. Admittedly skimmed some pages but it held my attention from start to finish.

Does it deliver what's promised in the opening pages -- a primer for divers looking to switch to rebreathers? It certainly does, and like so much that Jill has written in past books, I found myself wishing a book as simple and straight-shooting had been available when I started the move to CCR.

It's difficult to write a "textbook" or an "How-To" manual of any sort, and although The Basics of Rebreather Diving does not pretend to be such, reading it would seem to be a great first step for any of you who are thinking about adding a rebreather to your diving toolkit.

From the dangers of lithium batteries through equipment selection to dive procedures and failure management, this is a comprehensive study.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book every person (and family) that wants to start with rebreather diving should read! 25 Jan 2014
By O. Bontes - Published on Amazon.com
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Jill Heinerth has written a very good and long missing mandatory book.

This book probably saved me, as it described an experiment I wanted to do but with her group that went almost very wrong. So thanks for writing also about the 'I shouldn't have done that'.
It is written in such a way that a person does not have to be a rebreather diver but will give you a very good understanding of what it is all about.
I did miss the part about the oxygen cell workings, sensitivity to heat/cold and falling, but like every instructor she would probably say read John Lamb his book for that.

After reading this book it is clear: Use manufacturer Checklist, don't be pressured by a team to do something you don't want or skip some safety item.
And realize that it is still no guarantee that things will go wrong.
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 1 May 2014
By John F Kolcharno - Published on Amazon.com
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Very relevant and covers a lot of information in multiple areas. Excellent to get an understanding of the sport and technology.
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid body of work 24 Jan 2014
By James Quick - Published on Amazon.com
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Anyone wanting to know more about this emerging segment of diving should read this book. It is comprehensive and well written.
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