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By Stewart M. Green

It’s no longer essential to commute faraway from domestic for an exceptional hike. With those information-packed courses in hand, readers have every thing they wish for the journey they search, from a simple nature stroll to a multiday backpacking journey. each one hike comprises: situation, size, mountaineering time, point of hassle, and if canine can come alongside. different beneficial properties comprise: path finder chart that categorizes each one hike (e.g. for specific points of interest akin to scenic perspectives and if it’s appropriate for households with young ones) Full-color photographs all through info at the area’s background, geology, flowers, and fauna Full-color maps of every path

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Digital dive planning Sophisticated computers record and process vital dive information. 1983 The first commercially available dive computer, the Orca Edge, goes on sale. 1980 1999 Briton Mark Andrews dives to 500 ft (152 m) on air. 1990 1980 Divers Alert Network, a nonprofit organization for promoting dive safety, is founded. 2000 1993 Italian free diver Umberto Pelizzari sets a depth record of 403 ft (123 m). 2003 Briton Mark Ellyat dives to 1,024 ft (313 m) on Trimix scuba. Getting started 32 getting started Introduction Learning to dive is an adventure in itself.

1950 1953 Dr. Hugh Bradner develops the first neoprene wetsuit for the US Navy. 1961 Frenchman Maurice Fenzy patents an inflatable safety jacket for divers, which becomes the first commercially available buoyancy compensator (BC). 1960 1959 The first nationally organized scuba training program is established in the United States by the YMCA. 1967 American Bob Croft is the first man to free dive (breath-hold dive) below 200 ft (60 m). 29 diving through the ages human torpedo A diver clings to a batterypowered propulsion unit.

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