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Author(s): Steve Barsky, Dick Long, and Bob Stinton


DESCRIPTION: Dry Suit Diving, 3rd Edition is considered the ultimate text on the selection, use, and maintenance of dry suits. All aspects of dry suit diving are covered. This book picks up where the owner’s manuals and certification agencies texts end. The book contains many insightful tips, hints, and suggestions that the three authors have learned over decades of dry suit diving. If you are an avid dry suit diver, technical diver, instructor, dive store owner, or are just learning how to use a dry suit- this book is a must-read reference.

Dry Suit Diving, 3rd Edition contains the following chapters:

A Brief History of Diver Thermal Protection

Why Thermal Protection is Important

Contaminated Water Diving

Types of Dry Suits

Dry Suit Valves

Dry Suit Undergarments

Dry Suit Accessories

Setting Up Your Dry Suit System

Dressing Into Your Dry Suit System

Diving with Your Dry Suit System

Maintenance of Your Dry Suit System

Dry Suit Repairs


Thermal Guidelines

Dry Suit Diving, 3rd Edition is heavily illustrated with 187 photographs and 13 tables.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S): Steve Barsky has been diving since 1965 and has been a diving instructor since 1970. He holds a master’s degree from the University of California and an A.S. in Marine Diving Technology. Steve worked as a commercial oilfield diver for 6 years, making saturation dives to 580 feet. He has worked for and consulted to U.S. Divers Co., Inc.: DAN; SSI; Drager; and Zeagle Systems. A professional underwater photographer and wrier, Steve has written eleven diving texts and authored numerous articles.

Dick Long has been diving since 1958 and has been designing and inventing diving equipment since that time. He became a diving instructor in 1960 and attended the very first NAUI instructor course. He is the president of Diving Unlimited International (DUI), an international diving equipment manufacturing firm. Under Dick’s direction, DUI has developed numerous pieces of diving equipment, including the hot water suit for deep commercial diving, in addition to many different types of dry suits and insulation systems for divers.

Bob Stinton is the director of research and development, as well as Vice President of Diving Unlimited International. Bob has been actively diving since 1966 and has been a diving instructor since 1972. As co-inventor with Dick Long, Bob holds 9 U.S. and foreign patents in individual thermal protection garments and systems. Bob has been involved in numerous diving research programs for the U.S. Navy, the French Navy, and the Norwegian Underwater Technical Institute.

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