Mastering Rebreathers is a comprehensive new book on rebreathers written for the recreational, technical, and commercial
divers, and underwater photographer. Its chapters cover all types of rebreathers currently available, the history, physics,
physiology, and theory of rebreather diving, pre-dive, the dive, and post-dive procedures, maintenance and travel considerations.
It is designed for use as a generic textbook for all agencies and all rebreathers. (Hardcover: 548 pages) ISBN: 0-941332-96-9
Carlīs comments: It is a very good and comprehensive book about rebreathers.
It has everything that a beginner to a novice needs regarding theory and information. However, more advanced readers will
find that the book has nothing in it regarding "technical" diving with rebreathers, the writer has not expanded
the information to cover trimix or heliox diving with rebreathers. It is the best book on the market today regading rebreathers
and rebreatherdiving to a maximum depth of 40 meters.
THE SIMPLE GUIDE TO REBREATHER DIVING
Steven Barsky, Mark Thurlow and Mike Ward
A new way to breathe under water! Diving with a rebreather can open up
a whole new level of enjoyment. It is the ultimate way to dive. Rebreathers let you dive deeper and stay under water longer.
With the availability of nitrox, rebreathers are more popular than ever. For the underwater photographer, wreck or cave diver,
or small boat owner, rebreathers offer new diving adventures. This book takes the mystery out of rebreathers and explains
this exciting technology in clear-cut language.
This book is a good introduction to rebreathers. It is well written and has many nice pictures. However, it has very few pages
on RB theory and even less on psyiology. I think they should have included more information about different rebreather models,
how they work, and more about the advantages and disadvantages between the different models. This is not the book for someone
who has already been trained on SCR and CCR rebreathers.
CCR TRIMIX SIMPLIFIED
Dr Mel Clarke
This text covers CCR Trimix operations on manual and electronic
CCR, but does not cover any specific unit. This text starts off where technical nitrox and decompression procedures stops.
Written in a clear and concise style with plenty of examples. Focused on the specific issues and needs of the CCR Trimix diver,
the text discusses:
Carl´s comments: This book is a good introduction to trimix and rebreather diving. It is well written,
well organized in logical order and has many nice pictures and is adapted to cold water diving (not only nice pictures of
RB divers in shorts and bikini...). However, there are some weak parts and I feel that the Decompression Physiology could
be more extensive and have more pages on a topic that is complicated, but is vital for understanding technical diving, especially
for rebreathers. I know that Dr Clarke writes that it is a "simplified presentation", but as a reader I can suggest
improvements and this is such an area that I think would bring more value to the book and the reader. Another area of improvement
is Human Physiology, were I want more simplified, but yet in more detail descriptions of the different areas covered. I know
that it can be difficult to simplify these areas, but there lies the art of writing these books. If we can cover these complicated
but important areas in detail, and in such way that most divers can understand it after reading these chapter once, then a
major goal has been achieved.
- Gas Properties
- Decompression Physiology
- Human Physiology
- Dive Planning
- Dive Medicine
- Survival Operations
Areas that I really enjoyed were dive planning which had great examples and shows a
high level of commitment to safety! Especially around gas logistics (which in other books are pure fantasy stuff). I also
enjoyed the chapter of dive medicine and the chapter of CCR Trimix. Well written, balanced and easy to understand. I also
enjoyed the survival operations chapter. Overall it is one of the best books on the market, buy it and read it!
CCR Technical Diving - Normoxic Diving - Cave - Wreck
IANTD - Tom Mount,
D.Sc - David Sawatzky, M.D. - Joerg Hess, M.S.
This manual represents the next generation
of training and informational texts from IANTD. It is perfect bound, printed in full color on glossy paper, and richly illustrated.
Written in a narrative style, it contains articles prepared by several experts covering not only theory, but also real-world
logistics of diving closed circuit rebreathers. Contents: Dive Planning, Oxygene and the diver, CO2 and the diver, CO2 Absorption,
CO2 detection, equipment, CCR diving accidents
Carl´s comments: It is a book with important topics;
however it is more a book with papers than a coherent book that has a logical order to guide a new diver through these topics.
It is book to own and reflect over certain topics but I would not buy for understanding rebreather diving and trimix/technical
diving. It is more a good reference book to be used to investigate certain rebreather related topics.