The Last Dive

The Last Dive

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

eBook - 2000
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Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half-day's mission from New York Harbor. In doing so, they paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame.

Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver and a close friend of the Rouses', explores the thrill-seeking world of deep-sea diving, including its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and gruesome tragedies. By examining the diver's psychology through the complex father-and-son dynamic, Chowdhury illuminates the extreme sport diver's push toward--and sometimes beyond--the limits of human endurance.

Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins Publishers,, 2000
ISBN: 9780062196828
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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