Название: US Navy Diving Manual: Revision 4
Количество страниц: 950
Размер: 55 mb
The 1999 Version USN Diving Manual discusses topics with the same thoroughness as the NOAA Diving Manual, when both cover the same topic. However, elements related to Navy or military diving, surface supplied air, and hardhat diving are of academic value to most SCUBA divers. Often looked for and thus should be mentioned, both Manuals cover thoroughly diving medicine: USN chamber decompression, dangerous marine animals, and emergent care procedures. However, NOAA's emphasis on SCUBA and many items with some relevance to sport divers, such as survey methods or search and recovery techniques, put it ahead of the USN Manual, on a relevance per dollar basis. One item of note, the USN Manual seems to have omitted the long term 02 exposure tables ... this maybe problematic as nitrox increases in popularity.
The USN Diving Manual is written in an easier to read format compared to the NOAA Diving Manual, and is excellent as a pocket synopsis [ the waterproof USN Diving Handbook.] It can be read quickly, but is also very procedural: do item 1-2-3-4-5. NOAA is more conceptual. However, given its cost [free as a pdf download from the US Navy or Army public websites] the USN Diving Manual has elements for civilian divers and is less wordy per topic that the verbose NOAA manual, to make it an excellent part of a Diving library.