Bernie Chowdhury has worn many hats during his 18 years in diving, including:  instructor, expedition organizer, industry consultant, lecturer, and author, to name a few. 

He is the founder and publisher of immersed: the international technical diving magazine, a quarterly now in its seventh year of publication, with subscribers in over 63 countries. 

His first book, The Last Dive, (published by HarperCollins in North America, Oct, 2000) has received critical acclaim.  Rights have been sold in at least ten languages, with various release dates slated in Europe and Asia.  He is a Fellow of the Explorers Club, and was named 2001 Diver of the Year (Education) by Beneath the Sea, which hosts North America’s largest consumer scuba diving show. 

Safety First: Lessons from “The Last Dive”

Whatever depth you dive, getting yourself back safely should be your primary concern. Yet divers too often become focused on their goals, let down their guard, and become complacent of the dangers involved, with dire consequences. 

In this video and slide presentation, we’ll examine lessons learned from the world of cave and wreck diving as described in Bernie Chowdhury’s book, The Last Dive, with emphasis on how all divers can be safer.

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