a great idea! SCUBA
Scoop intelligently asks all the
questions that “want-to-be” divers ask. Better yet, it provides
all the answers. Now the prospective scuba diver can make informed
choices as to certifying agencies, scuba schools, and instructors.
So many of the “mysteries and misconceptions” about scuba have been
dispelled. SCUBA Scoop
addresses the issues of cost, equipment rental, and sharks, to name
a few. No longer will misunderstanding or unwarranted fears
keep potential scuba divers from achieving their dreams and experiencing
the wonders of the ocean realm. THIS BOOK SHOULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN
THIRTY YEARS AGO! – Anthony Wiley,
Wiley's Scuba Locker, Riverside, CA.
Scoop is a well-written
compendium of scuba diving knowledge. A perfect reference for
divers of all skill levels. – Major
Barry Lowen, PADI Master Scuba Diver
Trainer, Instructional Concepts, Pittsburgh, PA.
have found SCUBA
Scoop to be excellent reading for
the novice and seasoned diver. There is something for everyone,
well researched and fun too! – Rick
and Nancy Lawson, PADI Master Scuba
Diver Trainer, Divemaster, and owners of Back Yard Scuba, Temecula,
briefly considering scuba diving as a career field, an injury made
it impossible for me to become a diver and I lost interest.
That is, until I read SCUBA
Scoop. It re-opened the world
of scuba diving to me and gave me the grounding I need to once again
consider becoming a certified scuba diver. – Eric
Durkee, prospective scuba diver.
Scoop is well
written and easy to read. Diving equipment can be a boring,
but SCUBA Scoop
has made the subject easy to understand.
– Frank Veenstra,
NAUI Advance Diver.
all my scuba diving questions, even some I didn't know I had. - Mack
Jones, prospective scuba diver.
Scoop definitely fills a void between
material provided by the agencies
and other diving books on the scene today. - Dr.
Ernest Campbell, Scubadoc,
from the 'The Ten Foot Stop' Diving Medicine Online Newsletter dated
Scoop contains very interesting material,
often presented with a terrific sense of wit and humor. - Sally
Templin, Literary Critic
just received your book, SCUBA
Scoop, and I'm delighted. A lot of Ebay ads that claim
they have a book turn out to be a pamplet, but you have a REAL BOOK!
So I'm delighted! Good content! I haven't read it all yet but I've
got a good start on it. I left you postive feed back. Thanks again
for the very helpful book. - John Jones II,
Gary S. Shumway's book on scuba
diving is exactly what it purports to be: a book filled with answers
for the questions often asked by beginning divers.SCUBA
Scoop...is meant for readers who have been thinking about
trying scuba diving.
For those who want to get
to the good stuff right away it offers a "quick start" table
of contents, leading readers immediately to the answers. For those
with a little more time on their hands, the book takes beginners from
"What is scuba?" through to diving etiquette and resources
for those who want to go further.
The book also includes a list of
hot diving spots in the world and America (listed state-by-state.)
Some listings include points of interest, like Turks and Caicos ("Some
of the best beaches, restaurants, reffs, and walls ... and a humpback
whale migration") and Blue Heart, Idaho, ("Need boat to
get to"). Also included is a state-by-state list of dive shops.
Scoop is not a glossy
picture book - in fact some of the pages use low-resolution clip art
and even the photos are not always of the highest quality. But if
you are considering taking up scuba diving before your next cruise,
it is a good primer on what to expect. - Lisa
May 2001, p. 22. Reprinted with permission from Soundings Publications,