Bernie Chowdhury Book Review

Book Review – The Last Dive by Bernie Chowdhury

It’s not surprising to hear every other month about how a recreational diver has gone ‘missing’ or met his maker whilst scuba diving. Even experienced divers often meet their end during routine dives. Recent examples of the same would be the incidents of the former Thai Navy SEAL and the Indonesian Rescue Diver this week. While these divers succumbed to faulty equipment and decompression related troubles The Last Dive by…

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Cave Diving - The Thai Cave Rescue

Thai Cave Rescue – Who’s the Real Expert ?

Now that the ‘experts’ have had their say, the hullabaloo died down and the debris settled, read on to know who are the real experts of the Thai Cave Rescue Operation and why it’s not and should never be the active military. Be warned though – All this opinion is from a ‘Non-Expert’ ! Traditions are good as much as are trials by fire. But when they begin to put…

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Arsene Who on his way out

Arsene Who?

Aug 2000 Having shifted schools – from cricket crazy to football frenzy, I boot up my PC. Reason: So that I could install the demo version of FIFA Football 2001 as a part of my quest to figure out football. Of course, I know that it is played with one ball and two feet (mainly). But that’s about it. Funnily enough, the demo only allows me to choose between the…

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Diving Incident : G(r)asping for Air and Logic Underwater

Enroute Diving… How many times have you decided to drive down to the nearest dive center for a well deserved weekend of diving action after a torturous week at work? That’s exactly what I did during the latter half of last year. The good weather played its part and I was in the dive boat, fully kitted out, before I knew it. The sunny sky, the good visibility, and the…

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Bernie Chowdhury Book Review

Book Review: Diver Down – Real World SCUBA Accidents and How to Avoid Them

  Many divers pop happily from dive to dive thinking that a dive accident will never happen to them, so they never plan for contingencies.  – Excerpt from Diver Down This excerpt from Diver Down, is a succinct summary of exactly why you should be buying this book and why I’m busy writing about this book! For starters, the book Diver Down is written by Michael Ange. A certified Instructor Trainer in the…

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