The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths

☆ The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths × Bernie Chowdhury, ☆ The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths × Bernie Chowdhury, The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths, Bernie Chowdhury, The Last Dive A Father and Son s Fatal Descent into the Ocean s Depths 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 feet of water only a half. ☆ The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths × Bernie Chowdhury - The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths, The Last Dive A Father and Son s Fatal Descent into the Ocean s Depths 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 sou

  • Title: The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths
  • Author: Bernie Chowdhury
  • ISBN: 9780060932596
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback

☆ The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths × Bernie Chowdhury

The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths, ☆ The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths × Bernie Chowdhury - The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths, The Last Dive A Father and Son s Fatal Descent into the Ocean s Depths 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 sou

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The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths

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  1. Bernie Chowdhury Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths book, this is one of the most wanted Bernie Chowdhury author readers around the world.

  2. If you have not read Shadow Divers and are planning on it, read this book second If you don t do it that way, you have to read a very brief, depressing version of the deaths all over again I love that they have some decent books about scuba diving out there This book makes you see everything they went through in their diving careers and how all of your training can still fail when you make one mistake diving Also, no matter how much you know how you are supposed to react in an emergency situatio [...]

  3. An interesting story, but the book contained far too much filler At it s best, it provided a compelling human drama which it set in the context of the advances in diving of the time However, it was amazing how often the author veered off into telling stories about himself instead of the Rouses He also had a habit of repeating certain points endlessly, while leaving out other key details and then dropping them into the story later out of time and context The author also tried to use the book as a [...]

  4. What I learned from this book 1 When you re underwater no one cares how big you think your balls are 2 Things can get out of hand very quickly 3 Live to dive another dayGood book, sad book It does a really good job at describing technical diving, even in a way that a non diver can understand.

  5. Despite the folksy, hamfisted, and frankly amateurish writing, The Last Dive is at its heart a breathtaking adventure story about a truly different kind of thrill seeking.Don t confuse this with a deep sea diving book Both Bernie and the Rouses, the focal characters, are mainly cave and wreck divers as portrayed here, and those are quite different sports from the sort of deep sea diving you might do on a cruise or see on a Jacques Cousteau special Specialized techniques and equipment abound, and [...]

  6. O livro tem seus pr s e contras bom saber que ele n o trata unicamente do caso do pai e filho mortos O caso, ali s, ocupa uma pequena parte do livro A maior parte sobre a hist ria do mergulho, os desafios em busca das maiores profundidades, embates entre profissionais e mergulhadores recreativos, os problemas de sa de decorrentes da atividade etc H redund ncias e a habilidade narrativa n o um forte do livro, mas bom para quem se interessa por uma vis o geral do esporte com algumas tensas hist ri [...]

  7. The adventurous father and son diving team of Chris and Chrissy Rouse is the center of Chowdhury s book, which details their lifestyle from learning to dive to exploring Florida s limestone cave system to diving wrecks at the limit of advanced scuba diving capabilities The Andrea Doria as well as the U boat, also mentioned in Shadow Divers Chowdhury himself is an expert diver as well as a friend of the family s His book not only explores the father son dynamic but also the world of deep sea divi [...]

  8. Great example of a true story done well History of diving, history and personal stories of the Rousses, all terms and scuba practices explained just excellent at pulling the world into the world of scuba diving without leaving the reader at a loss Made me want to try it, but also respect the folks who dive and understand the dangers that come with the sport If you re looking for something eloquent or fancifully written, this isn t it, but if you re looking for something informative, touching, an [...]

  9. I thought this was going to be a narrative of the final dive of father and son, Chris and Chrissy Rouse, but it was actually a superb history of the sport of technical diving I really enjoyed this book It was informative and made me appreciate everything that went into all the gear, rules and regulations that I was required to learn for my diving certification Although I m not sure I would have ever scuba dived had I read this book first It was a hard book to put down, and I would recommend it t [...]

  10. Whoah Totally opened my eyes I have a way deeper understanding of , the history of SCUBA and especially technical diving, the bends, decompression issues, the psychology involved in diving, etc Looking forward to Tiger Beach in 6 weeks and feel prepared overall for future diving I also realize just how lucky I was in the Galapagos to have come back home totally healthy

  11. It is tough to evaluate this book without having a clear sense of who Chowdhury considered his target audience In serving multiple audiences, this can get slow and bogged down in needless detail in places Is this book for experienced divers Their friends family New divers Historians and archaeologists Designers of sport diving gear As a recreational diver, I appreciated that Chowdhury takes time to consider the psychology of risk and how our perception of risks can be distorted by circumstances [...]

  12. Way than I had bargained for with this dive book I expected a great story and it delivered I mean the Rouse are legendary for helping bring technical diving to the recreational diver What I did not expect was the history and psychology lessons There is so much diving history packed in here it is unreal I would also go so far to say that the experience of reading this book will make you a safer diver If you scuba dive you must read.Understanding the psychology behind why we do things and how we [...]

  13. Great story about the history of diving overall and cave and wreck diving specifically told alongside the tale of the Rouses and others who had been on the cutting edge at least the emerging edge of the sport It is, at times fascinating, thrilling, humerus and heartbreaking The author paints an indelable picture of the Rouses, although their story is only a small part of the bookJust remember the book ends with the Rouses in 1992, 25 years ago, so a lot has changed since then I learned only a ha [...]

  14. While agreeing with what most people have mentioned about The Last Dive, I d like to add that lots can be learned from these non fiction stories when reading this book from a educational point of view I personally really enjoyed the layout of them the author states what happened which gets you thinking, then supplies a brief history of the concerning dive, the personalities involved and the preparation or the lack thereof taken With every sub story, the author seems to drive a point home hard S [...]

  15. A good book with lots of good lessons for those interested in diving I have seen reviews on here that criticize the author for going to deep into his own experiences and I disagree with that At first I questioned why we went so far down the road of the authors experience, but later found it added context that was important to the most critical part of the book There are things that are repititious and written with an amateurish style However, I feel this is overcome by the authors personal conne [...]

  16. Now that I have scuba dived this book was a little exciting The book was good I mGlad I read it Lots of draggy parts that I skimmed through If you are an avid diver you would most likely enjoy the draggy parts as it was regarding equipment and how it worked etc.I would recommend this book to people who love diving, snorkel , under sea activity.

  17. Sometimes I like to read about topics that are out of my comfort zone This book is about recreational diving of the risky kind Technical deep diving, it is called, I think I didn t know anything about it before I read this book I don t dive myself nor do I know any divers personally.Reading this book, I dove into a world pun intended that is very foreign to me The diving realm is still very male dominated, rather macho who can dive the deepest who can retrieve the most valuable items from ship w [...]

  18. Some books can give you a great idea on what certain things are like, some do not When I chose my book to read this month I decided to read a nonfiction book to see if I could learn something, the book I chose was, The Last Dive by Bernie Chowdhury This book gave me quite a lot of information about diving and what to watch out for while diving The Last Dive is a nonfiction book about a family s final dive, like the title says, and what goes on in the diving world Chris the father and Chrissy the [...]

  19. If you enjoy diving and reading you will enjoy reading this book This book tells us about the tragic story of a father and son who die while diving on a mysterious German U boat wreck The book also takes the reader on a trip through the history of diving, encompassing both wreck diving and cave diving You are shown a glimpse of what diving was like at different points over time, just how difficult it was for these ground breaking divers and the risks that they took to advance diving and make it [...]

  20. This book is about the deadly dive of a World War II German U boat by Chris and Chrissy Rouse Chris and Chrissy, father and son, dove off the coast of New York to depths of over 200 feet However, they decided to dive with normal air, instead of enhanced air, which helped contribute to their deaths Although they were skilled divers, they performed many dangerous actions underwater I was interested in this book because I received my scuba certification a few years ago and wanted to know some stori [...]

  21. What a disappointment The actual story about the father son last dive is collectively only about two chapters worth The rest of the book is just filler Some of it is educational You learn about diving, its techniques, verbiage and history But the author has a problem with repeating some parts over and over and OVER again It got really annoying He also took a slight detour and told about his diving accident which took up than the actual story of the father son s last dive I was really hoping thi [...]

  22. I really enjoyed this book, even though it was about a topic I was unfamiliar with I love reading books and learning about other people s passions, especially if it s a topic I know nothing about I really enjoyed reading about the Rouse s and their family bond and experiences with scuba diving, but I also enjoyed all of the history and background information on scuba diving as well Usually with books like these, I dislike all of the background information and just want to get into the story, but [...]

  23. A very interesting story to readers of all sorts and a must read to divers Not the best book in terms of narrative, but it takes you on a journey through the scuba diving world and its technical evolution For divers, it is a great wake up call to your own motivations and to remind you that shit definitely happens the chapter describing the author s accident is disturbingly vivid It is also hard not to get emotional over the father and son story you know what will happen to them since page 1, but [...]

  24. Very interesting book I liked that it told some of the history of scuba diving I enjoyed reading about cave wreck diving as it s not something I will ever do I m happy sticking to dives of less than 100 ft This book did put a bit of a fear of diving in me as it detailed many ways a planned dive can go wrong sometimes ending in fatalities Even having several hundred dives or being an instructor there is still a chance something could happen Diving is a fun and exciting sport but it does require a [...]

  25. Heartwrenching just incredible Yes, there was too much filler , but I feel connected to the family and author in the story, perhaps because I am a deep diver So, why would I want to read such a tragic story if this is a sport I do avidly I learned from it and it served up a generous dose of reality and horror Things I know can happen, but have never seen well, a minor ear bend twice, but nothing compared to this father son team I do recommend that divers read it as a humbling reminder.

  26. I loved this book and I could hardly put it down A diver friend gave this to me and anyone who has done any diving will dive into this story I learned alot about something I enjoy doing Although I have only gone to about a depth of 104ft, the extreme divers in this story go 300 ft on regular air This is a very interesting, yet sad story It also addresses the psychological needs of people who participate in very dangerous activities Excellent

  27. This book was really fun to read and I laughed a lot It about two scuba divers, father and son, and their voyage to try and discover the identity of a mystery sub It is so great because I love scuba diving and all the details of diving are very vivid It made me feel as though I was underneath the surface with the Rouses, Chowdhury did agreat job making the reader feel like a part of the story This book had a very very sad ending but it was all worth it.

  28. Also got this at a library book sale as a book on tape I listened to it all day doing dishes and baking I really enjoyed the journey it gave into the diving world The story is so tragic, but it taught a lot, too I don t know that I would pick it up to read, but really enjoyed listening In case anyone decides to read or listen if you want let me know does anyone still own a tape deck , the F bomb is popped a little in quoting some of the people in the book.

  29. Reading Shadow Divers made me want to know is is the story of the ill fated father and son diving team that lost their lives exploring the German U Boat off the coast of New Jersey Not quite as riveting as Shadow Divers but a very interesting expose of deep wreck diving, nonetheless.

  30. Holy Backstory Batman I thought from the description and the title that this would be an adventure packed take of an expedition to a sunken U boat that turned into a tragedy Turns out, The Last Dive is simply the tie of the last chapter Only on page 240 of 350 do you start the dive that cost the Rouses their lives Some backstory is necessary, but 240 pages is over kill.

  31. NF357 pgsA true life diving adventure The joys, realities, trimuphs and tragidysof real people and their love of their underwater expierences As various people explore the waters, we learn of their diving experiences full trottle along with diving history of equipment and shipwrecks.Only dive in the warm waters of the carribian and look at the pertty fish.

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