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Scuba Confidential Audiobook

Scuba Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Becoming a Better Diver

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Publisher's Summary

Scuba Confidential is a unique audiobook packed full of valuable tips and expert advice, giving you unprecedented access to the secrets of dive professionals and technical divers. With Scuba Confidential, you will learn how to master skills and techniques that will make you a more confident, capable, and safe diver. It offers an informed, balanced view on some of scuba diving's most contentious issues like going solo, deep diving, and rebreathers and includes a comprehensive analysis of how diving accidents happen and how to make sure you do not become a statistic.

Scuba Confidential also gives you valuable insights on a vast range of topics such as what it is like to do a cave diving course, how to make sure you buy the right equipment, what to consider when choosing an instructor, things even the pros get wrong, and where to find the best diving in the world. This is candid, no-nonsense practical advice from a professional who has been involved over the last three decades with virtually every aspect of the sport. Scuba Confidential answers a whole host of questions. For example, have you ever wondered... How the professionals look so comfortable in the water? What it is like to dive under ice and inside shipwrecks? Which training courses are worthwhile and which might just be a waste of time? If you would make a good technical diver? If you should be considering a rebreather? How you can reduce your air consumption? Whether you might actually be safer without a buddy sometimes? Or: How muck diving can possibly be any fun? Scuba Confidential has the answers to all these and many more.

©2013, 2014 Simon Pridmore (P)2014 Simon Pridmore

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  • Michael H Gabrielson
    Campbell, Ca United States
    25/02/15
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    "A must read for all divers"

    I'm a new diver and found this book immensely helpful in educating me and filling in the gaps of hard-to-find information. It clarified topics and cut through myths and brought theoretical knowledge into the real world. A must read for anyone that wants to be a safer and better diver.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dusty roads
    SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MICHIGAN, United States
    3/02/16
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    "Worth it"

    Lots of great information, some "no duh" information. Good book, captivating, definitely worth reading, ya.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • rtdrumz
    26/09/15
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    "What a great book! The title sums it up!"

    A great book for the person who is interested in diving, the person who is new to the sport, and the diver who is well versed in the sport but wants to "Become a Better Diver". I can see myself reading this again and again as I progress in the sport.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • dustin crist
    9/09/15
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    "if you're a diver, this book isn't optional."

    I've been diving for many years, I'm a DM, and not a chapter went by that I didn't learn several things

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    17/07/15
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    "Scuba Necessities"

    Awesome! Must have for any scuba diver whether you are just starting out or a pro.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Pruitt
    Fort Worth, TX
    8/03/15
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    "I'm a commercial diver and found useful tips"

    Fantastic! Entertaining, useful and educational. The narration was excellent as well. I was surprised to find out how similar recreational diving has become to commercial diving. The author gives a lot of updated information about mixed gas driving and rebreather technology. He also told Santa diver of the kids, good locations and doesn't depth about just about every category of equipment. I will be listening to this again and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • celeste
    4/03/15
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    "Great for all levels of Divers"
    What made the experience of listening to Scuba Confidential the most enjoyable?

    The information was on point and the narrator was a good fit.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book has information about diving that could save someone from a bad situation, it also goes into detail on many different types of diving, the gear types, types of air, and etiquette underwater.


    What does Craig Beck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was a good narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has information about diving that could save someone from a bad situation, it also goes into detail on many different types of diving, the gear types, types of air, and etiquette underwater.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Judith Farmer
    3/09/16
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    "read this and you'll be excited to dive."

    I was a little skittish about driving. After listening to this excellent writer going to great detail about all the aspects of driving a beginner needs to know, I'm so excited I can't wait!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • fairreviewer
    12/08/16
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    "nothing about tank bangers."

    this was a great book but one annoyance in my years of scuba diving is the Annoying use of tank bangers and how it disturbs the silent world of scuba diving.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leigh
    United States
    26/06/16
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    "My father loved it, I got a little bored"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not to my friends, but would definitely recommend to my dad's friends. He loved it and couldn't put it down.. called me raving about it. He's an avid diver and really gets into these stories.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked it but wouldn't go back and buy it again if you know what I mean. So, I averaged my 3-star rating with my dad's 5-star rating for the 4 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Istvan
    19/07/16
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    "Great to listen to an expert."

    I flew through this book as I enjoyed it so much. gave me good tips and a different perspective. I would go as far it made me a better diver. going to listen to the next book of Simon's!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Hertfordshire, England
    26/05/16
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    "A great reference guide."

    Highly recommended for both novice and profession alike. it covers everthing from buying a mask to tek trimix, entering the pool to deep see dives and everything in between. A great reference guide.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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