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Shadow Divers

Discussion in 'Apps, Book and Media Reviews' started by Scuba Savant, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Scuba Savant

    Scuba Savant Angel Fish

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    Has anyone else read this book? I recommend it for divers of all levels, and almost require our newest interns to read it.
     
  2. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

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    Yes, I have an autographed copy of Shadow Divers. Don't forget to read, Shadow Divers Exposed by Gary Gentile.
     
  3. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich Solo Diver

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    The Last Dive (Bernie Chowdhury) was an excellent read about a watershed time in diving. I also read Setting the Hook (Pete Hunt) about his early days diving the Andrea Doria and his training for his return dives. And, of course, Shadow Divers (Robert Kurson) about the discovery and identification of the U-who and the tragedies that plagued her and the search.

    These three books really make the trifecta of North East Wreck diving books,
     
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  4. diversteve

    diversteve mod ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    I enjoyed Shadow Divers very much.

    I also enjoyed Robert Kurson’s second book:

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

    humzone Angel Fish

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    Are these fiction or is does it contain some useful tips for scuba divers?
     
  7. ripman3

    ripman3 Nassau Grouper

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    All the above and one more. SCUBA DIVING the wrecks and shores of long island, NY. Its by David Rosenthal.
     
  8. Graveyarddiver

    Graveyarddiver Angel Fish

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    I’ve read it on a couple of occasions, some of the accidents and events discussed are a good learning point for people interested in making the jump into tech diving. I have looked at some of them and thought what would I do in that situation, and with my knowledge, would I live or die. A good reminder for the fact that we are most dangerous when we don’t have a clue as to the lack of knowledge some of us have, due to lack of experience.
     
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  9. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    Not fiction. True stories, true divers, true incidents. Lots to learn and quite an enjoyable read. Very popular on Amazon.
     
  10. DiverDownD3

    DiverDownD3 Barracuda

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    I read Shadow Divers and knocked that book out in a few days. I really enjoyed it.

    Currently reading Diving Into Darkness (about David Shaw incident)

    Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria is on deck
     

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