In Neutral Buoyancy, journalist and diver Tim Ecott takes you on a guided tour of the history of undersea exploration and the emergence of diving culture. He tells the extraordinary story of man's attempts to breathe underwater, from the sponge divers described by Aristotle, to the development of 16th-century diving bells, to the invention of modern scuba equipment.
"great story read too fast"
A memoir of an extraordinary family - unexpectedly poor and forced to live on their wits amidst 1970s South African affluence. Tim Ecott's story is at times poignant, funny, affecting and moving. It's also more than a little bizarre.