Must Read/Bookshelf

Our goal is to take divers to the next step in their diving evolution: To go beyond the open water class, to facilitate active, competent, and safe divers. Accident analysis is an important step in remaining a competent and safe diver. This suggested reading list was compiled by active divers who continue to seek those lessons learned from other divers. In many of these books, the continued theme as Don Shirley would put it is “Drills and skills.”

  • Cave Diving Communications: Joe Prosser & H.V. Grey
  • Caverns Measureless to Man: Sheck Exley
  • Close Calls: Stratis Kas
  • Deep Into Deco: Asser Salama
  • Deeper Into Diving: John Lippmann
  • Diver Down: Michael R. Ange
  • Diving Physiology In Plan English: Jolie Bookspan
  • Do It Right: Jarrod Jablonski
  • International Textbook of Mixed Gas Diving: Heinz K.J. Lettnin
  • NSS Cave Diving Manual: NSS Cave Diving Section
  • Raising the Dead:  Phillip Finch
  • Setting The Hook: Peter M. Hunt
  • Technical Diver Encyclopedia: Tom Mount
  • The Bends: John L. Phillips
  • The Cave Divers: Robert F. Burgess
  • The Cenotes of the Riviera Maya: Steve Garrard
  • The Darkness Beckons: Martyn Farr
  • The Last Dive: Bernie Chowdhury


  • Extreme Ownership: Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
  • Never Let Them Quite: Robert A. Clark
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  • The Art of War: Sun Tzu

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