The magic of first contact with the water, the thrill of plunging into the deep unknown: this is diving, an extreme sport that satisfies the appetites for exploring the watery depths and pushing personal limits. "Extreme Diving" features sections on the basics of diving; an equipment guide with tips on masks, regulators, and fins; explanations of diving safety; marine life; as well as diving at night, touring shipwrecks, and even diving below inches of solid ice. With exhilarating images of the underwater world taken especially for this book, and advice from diving experts, "Extreme Diving" is an exceptional reference and guide for all enthusiasts of the sport. About the Series... These authoritative volumes, devoted to today's most popular sports, are written by expert teachers and coaches, and richly illustrated with color photographs and explanatory diagrams. Designed as easy reference books-for beginner and enthusiast alike-these guides serve as springboards for experimentation. Each volume includes a history of the sport as well as technical information, including safety measures, universal signals, equipment, and maintenance; lists of schools and dedicated organizations complete with useful addresses and an extensive bibliography; international competitions, and the ultimate destinations worldwide, with accompanying geographic and climatic conditions. Written in a clear and concise manner, these books make extreme sports accessible to all thrill seekers.