Zero Visibility

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Zero Visibility from Hinchcliffe Books is a new book with an exciting compilation of stories and light hearted personal accounts of deep commercial “mixed-gas” diving in the 1960′s and beyond. It is about the divers who experienced and experimented with helium gas and other emerging diving technologies of that era.

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Neutral Buoyancy

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Neutral Buoyancy from Hinchcliffe Books shares Tim Ecott’s passion for diving as his gripping tales from diving’s rich history are interspersed with personal accounts and anecdotes. A unique and inspiring insight Read the rest of this entry »

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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

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An extraordinary tale of history, maritime drama, heroic rescue, scientific ingenuity and individual courage, recounting death, danger and discovery on the high seas in search for lost treasure.Size: 20cm x Read the rest of this entry »

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A Submariners Story

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After six years in the Royal Navy, Joel Blamey was conscripted into Britain’s submarine service in 1926, aged 22. He went on to serve an unprecedented twenty-eight years as a submariner, surviving both peacetime accidents and World War Two. At the age of fifty, Joe returned to general service. He served on several submarines, surviving many hair-raising accidents, such as hitting an underwater pinnacle in Sidon and a collision in Seahorse, from which he was Read the rest of this entry »

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Raiders of the Deep

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This unique book is the most comprehensive oral history of the U-boats of the Great War. Lowell Thomas introduced the world to many of the great pioneering submariners like, Hersing, Steinbrink, Hashagen and the most successful submarine commander of all time, the remarkable von Arnauld. Their stories relate how the U-Boat War was nearly won, then lost. This conning tower view of the great struggle for supremacy of the shipping lanes remains today as fresh and exciting as the events Read the rest of this entry »

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Lost Patrols

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This book brings to life the tales of the 121 submarines that lie entombed on the seabed of the English Channel. It is the culmination of over eight years of archival research, wreck hunting and diving. It is the most comprehensive history of its type ever written. Within its pages are the revised fates of many submarines and details of all of the wrecks known today. Each submarine has its own story told in a concise history, focusing on the circumstances of its loss and where Read the rest of this entry »

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Stars Beneath the Sea

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Stars Beneath the Sea from Hinchcliffe books traces the history of diving from fishing with spears to todays modern and highly technical equipment. This is the story of some of the brave, brilliant and sometimes barmy men who “invented” diving. It is the story of explosive tempers and exploding teeth, how to juggle live hand Read the rest of this entry »

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Solid Brass

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This book is a personal account of 40years of deep-sea diving. It covers the drama as well as the humour of working in the abalone beds from San Diego to Morro Bay, and includes the challenges of working the oil patch in the zero visibility of Alaska’s Cook Inlet. Solid Brass is about the people in the diving business rather than the business itself. These stories include many personal experiences in UDT/SEAL training. Meet the kind of men that it takes to do this kind of work and the characters Read the rest of this entry »

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The Man Who Brought A Navy

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When the Germans sank their surrendered navy at Scapa Flow after World War 1, top salvage experts were agreed that the work of recovering the ships was near impossible. Engineer Ernest Cox was the one manwho defied their prediction. In 1924 he decided to buy the scuttled fleet from the Admiralty, gambling his entire personal fortune on the clossal task of raising the German ships. (Hardback)

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