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The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths

Authors: Chowdhury, Bernie
Publisher: Harper Perennial
BISAC/Subject: TRV001000, BIO023000, SPO051000
ISBN: 9780062196828, Related ISBNs: 0062196820, 9780060932596, 9780062196828
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 384,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

“Superbly written and action-packed, The Last Dive ranks with such adventure classics as The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air.”—Tampa Tribune

Spurred on by a fatal combination of obsession and ambition, Chris and Chrisy Rouse, an experienced father-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve wide-spread recognition for their outstanding and controversial diving skills by solving the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented, World War II German U-boat that lay only a half day’s mission from New York Harbor.

The Rouses found the ultimate cost of chasing their personal challenge: death from what divers dread the most—decompression sickness, or “the bends.” In this gripping recounting of their tragedy, author Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver, explores the thrill-seeking, high-risk world of deep sea diving, its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and notorious tragedies.

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