Scuba Diving

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Back by popular demand: divecomp source code for a dive decompression model simulator for Unix/Linux


Useful Books about Diving

Scuba Slang and Technical Term

Cautionary Tales


Kudos & Brickbats


Mailing Lists and Newsgroups

techdiver mailing list, part of the Aquanaut site. Mailing list formed as a revolt against the uninformed debates of advanced diving in rec.scuba. Dedicated to technical diving, although it includes a lot of cavers.
>Unfortunately in 1995 it was discovered by George M. Irvine III, who managed to be obnoxious, insulting, and egotistical in his first three posts.
George Irvine was even kicked out of TDI for his comments on techdiver about Rob Palmer’s death.
This list certainly does not abide by RFC 1855: Netiquette Guidelines
Despite the high noise to signal ratio, it is a fantastic source of information, such as the recent Harness Rigging thread.
Randall C. Allen wrote some very useful
notes on using techdiver, and on using scuba-l.

Local (New York) Environmentalism

Books on Marine Environment

Nitrox New website for divers and instructors interested in diving with oxygen enriched air. By Joel Silverstein
Andy Schmidt’s Nitrox Planner


Books on Deep Diving

Hogarthian Diving Style

Harness Rigging thread from techdiver.
Hogarthian Links
WKPP – Woodville Karst Plain Project
Hogarthian Style – a better way to rig your scuba gear…
Beyond Hogarthian. Doing It Right, Part 1, Bill Mee
Beyond Hogarthian. Doing It Right, Part 2, by Dan Volker
The “Doing It Right” video Monologue from the “Doing It Right” video.
Gas Diving UK

Diving Medicine

Diving Medicine Online
, Ernest S Campbell, MD, FACS

Decompression Sickness References

DAN If you are reading this, then you should be a DAN member!
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. The major scientific society of hyperbaric medicine in the United States.
Diving Diseases Research Centre, Plymouth, England. The leading hyperbaric treatment and research centre in Britain.
Books on Diving Medicine

Decompression Theory

Bubble Theory

Wrolf’s Bubble Theory


Narcotic Properties of O2, a Techdiver thread
Definition of Equivalent Narcotic Depth in Scuba Slang and Technical Term.


The Rebreather Web Site
Russki Schnuffski Diving Association of Switzerland

Online Dive Stores

McMaster-Carr Internet Catalog Great source for all the miscellaneous hardware.


Force Fin
Aqua Explorers

Custom Divers – UK manufacturers of technical diving equipment.

Books, Magazines, and Videos

Wrolf’s Bookwreck – Useful Books about Diving

Certifying Agencies






Dive Rescue International specializes in public safety diving.

Other Links

The Wall: Chronicle of a Scuba Trial, an on-line novel by Lawrence Martin, M.D.
Andy Schmidt’s Links
Scapa Flow Technical & John’s ChartersDive boat specializing in Scapa Flow. Also offers Nitrox and Trimix courses.
Mark Hulber’s – SCUBA Diving Information
Terry Ridgway PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Mixed Bag – New stuff that I am in the middle of checking for duplicates and adding.

Schmidt Links

Nitrox Planner

Buddy Inspiration

MarkHulber’s SCUBA Diving Information


Kudos & Brickbats

E-mail me at <Wrolf Courtney>