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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. Along the way, Ecott intersperses the story with his own thrilling adventures, from the waters of the South Pacific to the remote islands of the Seychelles, from explorations in the clear, flowing tides of Sardinia to a near-death experience in the cold gray depths of the English Channel. Filled with engaging stories of humanity's conquest of the undersea world - and heart-pounding action that will leave you breathless - Neutral Buoyancy is a compelling blend of history and adventure, an exciting overview of the world of undersea diving.

©2001 Tim Ecott. Recorded by arrangement with Grove/Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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great story read too fast

as a diver with over 12000 dives this was a great book. first time I ever had to select a slower pace ...was read way to fast and commas and periods were ignored

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Outstanding book

Alot of great dive history and cool dive stories. I really enjoyed this book. Bravo!

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Outstanding History of Diving

What made the experience of listening to Neutral Buoyancy the most enjoyable?

The author's level of research was perfect for bringing the history of diving to an enjoyable level.

What did you like best about this story?

The information.

Have you listened to any of Jack Reynolds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This is a nonfiction book.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend it to any diver interested in the history of diving. Informative, accurate and entertaining for people who love to learn

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