The Last Dive
A Father and Son's Fatal Descent Into the Ocean's DepthsBook - 2000
"Superbly written and action-packed, The Last Dive ranks with such adventure classics as The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air."--Tampa Tribune
Spurred on by a fatal combination of obsession and ambition, Chris and Chrisy Rouse, an experienced father-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve wide-spread recognition for their outstanding and controversial diving skills by solving the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented, World War II German U-boat that lay only a half day's mission from New York Harbor.
The Rouses found the ultimate cost of chasing their personal challenge: death from what divers dread the most--decompression sickness, or "the bends." In this gripping recounting of their tragedy, author Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver, explores the thrill-seeking, high-risk world of deep sea diving, its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and notorious tragedies.