The Last Dive: A Father and Son’s Fatal Descent into the Ocean’s Depths

By examining the diver's psychology through the complex father-and-son dynamic, Chowdhury illuminates the extreme sport diver's push toward—and sometimes beyond—the limits of human endurance. Chris and chrissy rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills.

Obsessed and ambitious, undocumented world war ii german U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, only a half-day's mission from New York Harbor. Bernie chowdhury, himself an expert diver and a close friend of the Rouses', most celebrated triumphs, including its legendary figures, explores the thrill-seeking world of deep-sea diving, and gruesome tragedies.

In doing so, they paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame.

Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II

As the men’s marriages frayed under the pressure of a shared obsession, their dives grew more daring, and each realized that he was hunting more than the identities of a lost U-boat and its nameless crew. Chatterton and kohler, at first bitter rivals, would be drawn into a friendship that deepened to an almost mystical sense of brotherhood with each other and with the drowned U-boat sailors–former enemies of their country.

Some of them would not live to see its end. Random House Trade. Testing themselves against treacherous currents, they pushed themselves to their limits and beyond, navigating through wreckage as perilous as a minefield, braving depths that induced hallucinatory effects, brushing against death more than once in the rusting hulks of sunken ships.

No identifying marks were visible on the submarine or the few artifacts brought to the surface. But in the fall of 1991, tangled wires, its ruined interior a macabre wasteland of twisted metal, in the frigid Atlantic waters sixty miles off the coast of New Jersey: a World War II German U-boat, not even these courageous divers were prepared for what they found 230 feet below the surface, and human bones–all buried under decades of accumulated sediment.

For john chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. In fact, the official records all agreed that there simply could not be a sunken U-boat and crew at that location. New york times bestseller in the tradition of jon krakauer’s into Thin Air and Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery–and make history themselves.


Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

But it’s only when they learn to think and act like pirates—like Bannister—that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before. Kurson’s narrative are as daring, intrepid, tough and talented as Blood and Sparrow—and Bannister. Kurson’s own enthusiasm, makes for one of the most mind-blowing pirate stories of recent memory, combined with his copious research and an eye for detail, one that even the staunchest landlubber will have a hard time putting down.

Publishers weekly starred review“The two contemporary pirate-ship seekers of Mr. As depicted by the author, they are real-life Hemingway heroes. The wall street journal “kurson takes his knowledge of the underwater world and applies it to the ‘Golden Age of Piracy’. Random House Inc. Kurson has found gold.

The dallas morning News “Rollicking. And: it’s all true. Lee child Random House Trade.

Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria

Diver kevin mcmurray takes you inside this elite club with a hard, honest look at those who go deeper, farther, and closer to the edge than others would ever dream. Chronicling these adventures in his page-turning narrative and in dozens of dramatic photos, McMurray draws us deeper into the cold heart of the unforgiving sea, giving us a powerful vision of a place to which few will ever have the skills -- or the courage -- to go.

Used book in Good Condition. Deep descent is the riveting true story of the human spirit overcoming human frailty and of fearsome, mortal risks traded for a hard-core adrenaline rush. Over the years, a small but fanatical group of extreme scuba divers have investigated the Andrea Doria, pushing themselves to the very limits of human endurance to explore her -- and not all have returned.

Thanks to a daring rescue operation, only 51 of more than 1, 700 people died in the tragedy. On a foggy july evening in 1956, bound for New York, the Italian cruise liner Andrea Doria, was struck broadside by another vessel. But the andrea Doria is still taking lives. Random House Inc. Considered the Mt. Random House Trade.

In eleven hours, she would sink nearly 250 feet to the murky Atlantic Ocean floor.

Diver Down: Real-World SCUBA Accidents and How to Avoid Them

This unique survival guide explores the gamut of diving situations, including cave and wreck diving, deep-water dives, river and drift diving, decompression sickness, and much more. These are just a few of the true stories you’ll find in Diver Down, most of them involving diver error and resulting in serious injury or death.

Random House Inc. Used book in Good Condition. It shows you how to prevent tragic mishaps through: Inspection and maintenance of primary and secondary diving gear Learning and following established safety protocols Confirming the training and credentials of diving professionals Practicing emergency responses under real-world conditions Random House Trade.

. Two other divers, fascinated by the bountiful undersea life of the Caribbean, fail to notice that a powerful current is sweeping them rapidly away from their unattended boat. One diver, after a seemingly brief period below the surface, discovers that his gas supply has run perilously low. Each of these tales is accompanied by an in-depth analysis of what went wrong and how you can recognize, avoid, and respond to similar underwater calamities.

Another, bobs helplessly on the surface, paralyzed, and when a poorly trained divemaster attempts rescue, things go from bad to worse.

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

She takes us into the harrowing split-second decisions that determine whether a diver makes it back to safety, the prejudices that prevent women from pursuing careers underwater, and her endeavor to recover a fallen friend’s body from the confines of a cave. Random House Trade. Used book in Good Condition.

From one of the top cave divers working today—and one of the very few women in her field—Into the Planet blends science, adventure, and memoir to bring readers face-to-face with the terror and beauty of earth’s remaining unknowns and the extremes of human capability. Jill heinerth—the first person in history to dive deep into an Antarctic iceberg and leader of a team that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations—has descended farther into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman.

. From one of the world’s most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth’s final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planetMore people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about deep space than we do about the depths of our oceans.

But there’s beauty beyond the danger of diving, she works with biologists discovering new species, physicists tracking climate change, and while Heinerth swims beneath our feet in the lifeblood of our planet, and hydrogeologists examining our finite freshwater reserves. Written with hair-raising intensity, transporting readers deep into inner space,  Into the Planet is the first book to deliver an intimate account of cave diving, where fear must be reconciled and a mission’s success balances between knowing one’s limits and pushing the envelope of human endurance.

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Diving into Darkness: A True Story of Death and Survival

What happened that day is the stuff of nightmarish drama, but Diving into Darkness is also a compelling human story of friendship, ambition, heroism, and of coming to terms with loss and tragedy. In the community of extreme scuba diving, Don Shirley was a master among masters. Twenty-five minutes later, one of the men was dead.

About fifteen feet below the surface was a fissure in the bottom of the basin, barely wide enough to admit him. His destination was nearly 900 feet below the surface. On new year's day, 2005, david shaw traveled halfway around the world on a journey that took him to a steep crater in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa, a site known as Bushman's Hole.

The other was in mortal peril, and would spend the next 10 hours struggling to survive, existing literally from breath to breath. Random House Inc. Random House Trade. He slipped through the opening and disappeared from sight, leaving behind the world of light and life. Then, a second diver descended through the same crack in the stone.

This was don shirley, shaw's friend, and one of the few people in the world qualified to follow where Shaw was about to go. Used book in Good Condition.

Caverns Measureless to Man

For nearly 30 years Sheck Exley was the leader. Random House Trade. If you participate on the highest level, you know that some of your best friends are going to die. Used book in Good Condition. Random House Inc. Caverns measureless to Man is the story of the passion of an extraordinary individual who spent his life exploring underwater caves.

He set records, he developed the techniques, and he maintained the highest standards of excellence. Used book in Good Condition. If you continue to push yourself and your equipment to the limits--if you persist in being a world class diver as Sheck was--the chances are very high that you, too, will die. This book may terrify you, but it will unquestionably fascinate you, and in the end, Sheck Exley will convince you that his death came to him in the midst of the incredibly intense joy he took in diving into the depths of the earth.

Sheck lived a life of adventure, or, if they do, danger, and excitement of a degree that few people can ever dream of, those dreams are nightmares.

Deco for Divers: A Diver's Guide to Decompression Theory and Physiology

This book bridges the gap between introductory books and source scientific information. Used book in Good Condition. This was always very popular amongst divers who, like me, had always wanted to understand more about the concepts and models underlying decompression theory. I was always being asked if I could recommend a good book which covered this area but as before, there was no such text available.

Award winning deco for Divers provides a comprehensive overview of the principles underlying decompression theory. Fully updated and revised. Eurotek 2010 - winner Publication of Significance Award. I tried to give an overview of decompression theory at this intermediate level to give my students a better understanding of what was happening during decompression dives.

. Tekdive 2014 - Winner Media Award. Used book in Good Condition. Eventually they grew into this book. Over time i started giving out notes for the decompression theory portion of my courses and these notes started building. When i became a technical diving instructor I started teaching other people about decompression theory.

Mark powell has written a book that for the first time allows the average diver to fully understand the principles behind this fascinating aspect of diving.

Shadow Divers Exposed: The Real Saga of the U-869

There were no survivors to tell the tragic tale. Shadow divers Exposed works on a multitude of levels. Random House Inc. Random House Trade. The u-869 was one of more than 1, 200 U-boats that were constructed for the Nazi war machine. By means of forensic analyses of shipwreck collapse, and u-boat survivors' accounts, torpedo mechanics, the present volume explains why the U-869 could not have been sunk by a circular run of its own torpedo - as Shadow Divers had its uninformed readers believe.

Now, for the first time, the real saga of the U-869 can be told in full. Some of these witnesses actually performed the deeds for which the chosen protagonists of Shadow Divers were given credit. And it corrects some of the gross errors, wild exaggerations, and deliberate distortions that filled the pages of Shadow Divers.

It puts the discovery of the U-869 into perspective with other U-boats that have been found in American waters. Archival documents have established that the U-boat was sunk by two American destroyer escorts. These witnesses disputed many of the fictitious elements that ran rampant through the pages of Shadow Divers.

The author interviewed a number of witnesses whose testimony contradicted the theatrical plot and boastful embellishments that formed the essential ingredients of Shadow Divers. It provides an overview of the U-boat war through accounts of other U-boat losses. Used book in Good Condition.

Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. For more than sixty years the location of the U-boat’s wreck eluded divers. In return the sub was driven to the surface with depth charges, and then sent to the bottom of the ocean by three destroyer escorts that were guarding the naval convoy. Random House Inc.

In 2012, a team found it—the last undiscovered U-boat in dive-able waters off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, more than three hundred feet below the surface. In the tradition of shadow divers, the last unfound, this is the gripping true account of the search for German U-boat U-550, diveable wreck of a U-boat off the United States coast, and the battle in which it was sunk.

Random House Trade. This is the story of their twenty-year quest to find this "holy Grail" of deep-sea diving and their tenacious efforts to dive on this treacherous wreck—and of the stunning clash at sea that sealed its doom and brought the Battle of the Atlantic to America’s doorstep. On april 16, 1944, the ss pan pennsylvania was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-550 off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

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