10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Great book covering a huge amount of topics,
This review is from: Technical Diving from the Bottom Up (Paperback)
Kevin Gurr is obviously one of the best known technical divers and highly experienced in his field. With this book he is offering a substantial collection of interesting information about technical diving, but also a well-written wrap-up of aspects to make regular diving safer. I would argue it is not just for the technical diver, but for anyone who has started diving and wants to learn why the more experienced divers chose different setups, how they select and arrange their kit. Even for absolute basics like a reel and smb, there is a lot in here where the average PADI AOWD student can pick up a lot of information. Personally I found this book as well as the (GUE) book "Fundamentals of Better Diving" by Jarrod Jablonski the two best books on the subject so far. Arguments for or against various organizations aside, I believe most divers would benefit from reading up on different skills and practises recommended by other agencies and instructors. Kevin Gurr's book can very well be one of the first ones you get.