• The Last Dive

  • A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths
  • By: Bernie Chowdhury
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (236 ratings)

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The Last Dive

By: Bernie Chowdhury
Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
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Publisher's summary

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