I recently visited the London Diving Chamber for a 50 metre dry dive in the hyperbaric chamber. One of the other students recommended this book to me. It was not convenient to purchase the book there, as I was on a three day visit to the London galleries, and it would be just another item to carry.
The book is an excellent reference to those people who are really into either recreational or technical diving. It is probably too much for the casual once a year holiday diver, although it covers many interesting aspect about the human body.
I read the first chapter of this book while waiting at my GP for treatment for an inner ear infection post diving....oh the irony! This is perfect, the right kind of humour mixed with all the info you think you may ever need. It makes for compelling reading, to see just what the next question might bring and is neatly spilt into relevant areas. These dive docs find where they can, ways for you to get into the water... Any diver of any level can make use of this book - plain english for all your worries = happy diving :-)
I have enjoyed this immensely, not only incredibly informative but utterly entertaining. Dr Firth clearly knows his stuff, and all the first hand experiences give incredible buoyancy to a book that surely emerges from the rest. beautifully designed, clear and concise, with simple accessible information that will please the expert and the novice. As an ex navy diver I wish i had this when I was diving in dangerous zones, as a media diver it helps dispels some myths that are still doing the rounds. Buy it and recommend it without thinking twice, my son who is 17 also enjoyed it immensely, especially for the humor. Safe diving and no bubbles please. (rebreather diver)