The Last Dive

The Last Dive

A Father and Son's Fatal Descent Into the Ocean's Depths

Book - 2000
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"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.

Publisher: New York : Harper Collins Publishers, 2000.
ISBN: 9780060194628
0060194626
Branch Call Number: 363.14/CHOW
Characteristics: 356p. 24cm.

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bhwatson
May 18, 2011

2/3 of the way through this great book. In depth view of the crazy life of deep-sea diving and what drives these people to do this.
I'm not a diver and have no desire to partake, but I'm glad it was referred to me by a diving friend. Not as dark or depressing as I initially thought it might be.

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