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The Last Dive Audiobook

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

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Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half day's mission from New York Harbor. In doing so they paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame.

Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver and a close friend of the Rouses, explores the thrill-seeking world of deep-sea diving, including its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and gruesome tragedies. By examining the diver's psychology through the complex father-and-son dynamic, Chowdhury illuminates the extreme sport diver's push toward - and sometimes beyond - the limits of human endurance.

©2000 Bernie Chowdhury (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Karbush 08-17-16
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    Very engaging--I never lost interest. Thorough --if you like adventure stories you will like this and learn a lot about diving. Narration was ok but you could hear him taking deep breaths before reading which was kind of weird. I highly recommend this book.

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    Tyler Whitby, ON, Canada 06-20-16
    Tyler Whitby, ON, Canada 06-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    This is a great listen, especially for divers as it underscores the need for both training and mental preparedness for more advanced diving. Listen to this book.


    It does a great job of laying out the events and lifestyle that led up to this mostly preventable double fatality.

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