Special Topics Contents Preface: Dive Safety and This Book Acknowledgments Introduction: Scuba 101 The "Rescuer" The Sailors' Cold and Lonely Night Dying for Maintenance A Killer Wreck Dive Good Intentions The Public Safety Diver The Inexperienced Professional and an Ego The "Trust-Me" Dive Killer Arrogance A Killer Shortcut Hazards to Navigation A Simple Commercial Dive The Dive Plan Failure: Narcosis Is for Everyone A Snug-Fitting Suit The Little Details That Get You The Expedient Gear Technician Practicing What You Preach The Folly of Youth You Can't Buy Common Sense The "Top Guns" About the Author Index
Captain Michael R. Ange is a senior member of the Technical Training Staff for SDI & TDI (Scuba Diving International & Technical Diving International), International Training Director for Emergency Response Diving International, and contributing author and technical editor for SCUBA Diving magazine. A published writer and photojournalist, Mike has a personal training background as varied as his list of diving students which includes military personnel, law enforcement officials, and technical and recreational enthusiasts. Certified with several agencies, he holds instructor trainer ratings that include Advanced TRIMIX, Semi-Closed, Closed Circuit Rebreathers, Technical Wreck, and Cave. Additionally he's a Certified Advanced Diver Medic with the International Board of Undersea Medicine and an USCG Licensed Master with Power, Sail and Commercial Towing endorsements.