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Table Of Contents

Commercial Diving School
Te Life of a Tender
Live-boating
Trash Collecting
Mixed-Gas Diving
Wheel Job in the Atchafalaya River
Frolich Mud Divers
Blue Water, Black Death
Merida, Yucatan
My New Home
Pipelaying
Pontoon Check
Midnight Dive
Almost a Fight
Spiny Dive
Dos Bocas
Lee Gets Injured
A Barge Overturns
L-bends at Nohoch
Mr. Bill and the Riser
Dickie Breaks His Tumb
Beer Run
A Buckled Pipeline
Te 1,000-Foot Club
Shark Talk
Mark Spears a Big Grouper
No Air!
Barracuda, Tarpon, and Bangsticks
A Brief Interlude on Land
A Mexican Loses His Hands
Wheel Job in Rough Seas
Tales from Vietnam
A Panic Attack
Craig Finds a Horse Conch
Cayos Arcas
I Escape a Man-Eating Pipe
Coatzacoalcos
Te Night Before Christmas
Te Worst Storm
El Chichon Volcano Erupts
Land of the Lotus-Eaters
Cancun
Train to Bangkok
Pattaya—Te Tai Riviera
Bangkok, Venice of the East
Buddhism
Dream’s End
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Bottom Time

Bottom Time

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Join author Norbert Weissinger as he narrates his most memorable dives, starting with his first scuba dive while attending college, to the grueling work in the Gulf of Mexico as a commercial oilfield diver. Experience the thrills, terrors, mystifying beauty, and awful monotony of life at sea. Meet the colorful and eccentric personalities that risk their lives daily in the development of offshore oilfields. Commercial divers go under water every day to earn a living. Strangely, they enjoy the abuse of the sea, and if they survive a ten-year career, they can take home a wealth of memories about a world that few have ever seen. Bottom Time is filled with travel anecdotes, dive narratives, and vivid descriptions of the undersea world. While working on the sea floor was sometimes lonely and frightening, the author experienced sublime moments when he felt privileged to be a visitor to an alien realm. The triggerfish, tarpon, groupers, sea turtles, and barracuda became his friends, and he wished that bottom time would never end. After spending countless hours under water, the author found not only beauty and exotic marine life, but inspiration. Life spent on the bottom is truly living in the moment, where past and future dissolve, and nothing matters but a breath.
Join author Norbert Weissinger as he narrates his most memorable dives, starting with his first scuba dive while attending college, to the grueling work in the Gulf of Mexico as a commercial oilfield diver. Experience the thrills, terrors, mystifying beauty, and awful monotony of life at sea. Meet the colorful and eccentric personalities that risk their lives daily in the development of offshore oilfields. Commercial divers go under water every day to earn a living. Strangely, they enjoy the abuse of the sea, and if they survive a ten-year career, they can take home a wealth of memories about a world that few have ever seen. Bottom Time is filled with travel anecdotes, dive narratives, and vivid descriptions of the undersea world. While working on the sea floor was sometimes lonely and frightening, the author experienced sublime moments when he felt privileged to be a visitor to an alien realm. The triggerfish, tarpon, groupers, sea turtles, and barracuda became his friends, and he wished that bottom time would never end. After spending countless hours under water, the author found not only beauty and exotic marine life, but inspiration. Life spent on the bottom is truly living in the moment, where past and future dissolve, and nothing matters but a breath.

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Publish date: Mar 7, 2007
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