Diving Myths & Realities


Larry “Harris” Taylor, Ph.D.

Diving Safety Coordinator

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Email:  divegeek


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My students tell me that I do NOT teach scuba.  They say I live and preach the  “Gospel according to “Harris:”

“In all diving situations, the knowledgeable, physically fit diver has more fun!”

This site is assembled in the spirit of that gospel.

About "Harris"     Articles      Slides     War Stories      Biblios     Editorials     Links     Site Map     Fini

About "Harris": Background info, logo & names, photo gallery,  SETI @ home, &  site awards

Dive Articles: Articles spanning more than three decades of teaching

"War Stories" Short presentations used as teaching examples

Editorials: Some personal opinions & observations

Links: ~ 6800 links;  plus various diving subsets  (validated monthly)

Slides: Selected lecture slides on specialty topics (in PDF Format)

Resources: Diving Bibliographies: Lists of dive resources  from my personal diving library

Salutation: Dive Long &  Prosper- My traditional closing salutation

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About "Harris"     Articles     Slides     War Stories      Biblios     Editorials     Links     Site Map     Fini

Contents of this Web Site Copyright 2001- 2018 by Larry "Harris" Taylor

All rights reserved.

Use of these materials for personal or organizational profit is specifically denied

These contents  may be used for not-for-profit diving education


The contents of this web site were assembled with the best knowledge available at the time of creation.

Divers need to evaluate the material and determine usefulness to their own diving situation.

Readers assume all responsibility for applying site information to their personal practices.

Reading about diving is no substitute for in-water training from a certified instructor.

Author assumes no responsibility for use of site-furnished material.