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The Basics of Rebreather Diving: Beyond Scuba to Explore the Underwater World (Paperback)

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By Jill Heinerth, Richie Kohler (Preface by), Robert McClellan (Editor)
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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.

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." Jill is a 2017 NOGI award winner. 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. Canada also recently bestowed the Canadian Polar medal, recognizing Jill's body of work in the Canadian North and Antarctica. 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 provides links to her exploration and water advocacy efforts.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781940944005
ISBN-10: 1940944007
Publisher: Heinerth Productions Inc.
Publication Date: December 17th, 2013
Pages: 228
Language: English