The beautiful locales, exotic plant and sea life, and relaxing environs of dive locations are even more peaceful when you are armed with the expertise and skill to stay safe in any situation.
With self-rescues, buddy rescues, open-water resuscitation, and towing techniques, Scuba Diving Safety will become your most valuable diving companion. Covering a full range of underwater environments, as well as dangerous marine life, entanglements, and equipment failures, this vital resource is an essential reference for every underwater enthusiast.
Do not rely on someone else—or chance—to keep you safe. Let Scuba Diving Safety help you prepare for the unexpected and provide the confidence to enjoy your underwater adventures to the fullest.
Chapter 1. Safety and Prevention
Chapter 2. Equipment Use and Maintenance
Chapter 3. Emergency Assistance Plans and Evacuation
Chapter 4. Emergency Recognition and Prevention
Chapter 5. Missing Diver Search
Chapter 6. Surface Rescue Techniques
Chapter 7. Underwater Rescue Techniques
Chapter 8. Open-Water Resuscitation
Chapter 9. Towing and Removal From Water
Chapter 10. Dry-Land Resuscitation
Chapter 11. Diving First Aid
Special Environments and Situations
Chapter 12. Currents and Dams
Chapter 13. Overheads and Entanglements
Chapter 14. Dangerous Marine Life
Chapter 15. Freediving
About the Authors
Dan Orr is president and CEO of the Divers Alert Network (DAN), an international scuba diving safety organization. A veteran diver of more than 40 years, Orr joined DAN in 1991 and immediately established the DAN training department and the Oxygen for Scuba Diving course, a standard in the dive industry.
Orr has held membership and leadership positions in many notable diving organizations such as National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Association of Canadian Underwater Councils (ACUC), Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), National Academy of Scuba Educators (NASE), International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD), Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), National Association For Cave Diving (NACD), the Historical Diving Society, Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Diving, and the Explorers Club. He is chairman of the board of the Historical Diving Society and secretary of the DEMA board of directors. He has several specialty certifications, including full cave diver, rescue diver, and rapid response rescue and recovery. Orr has authored, coauthored, or reviewed more than 15 books and manuals on scuba and various aspects of scuba safety and rescue.
Eric Douglas is director of training at the Divers Alert Network (DAN), where he researches and develops dive safety training programs. He is also a diver medical technologist, a dive instructor, and master trainer for first aid and basic life support. Douglas worked for the world's largest dive training organization, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), where he helped develop training materials and served as the assistant editor of Undersea Journal, a publication read by more than 150,000 professional divers worldwide. Trained as a journalist with a degree from Marshall University, Douglas has written thousands of stories and three fictional books involving diving.
"This clear and concise reference is the most up-to-date source of information on the market. Divers should never leave home without a copy of Scuba Diving Safety in their dive bag."
Alex Brylske Senior Editor, Dive Training magazine