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Edit request on 15 January 2012[edit]

I want to improve the infermation 122.163.59.85 (talk) 11:22, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

This template is for requesting specific changes, if you want to be able to edit it yourself you need to create an account (It's really easy and only takes 30 seconds) and then become autoconfirmed or confirmed--Jac16888 Talk 12:22, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Further reading, and other minor things[edit]

I have added Cousteau's The Silent World to the list of further reading, but ... the list is still very biased towards BSAC publications. I'm not a SCUBA diver, but there must be experts here who could judge which other books should appear on the 'essential reading list'. I left the e-book on the list, but is it (in effect) an advertisement? (I'm not an expert in the field, so can't judge.)

I also took the liberty of removing the call for inline references (dated 2008) as there are now 25, which seems reasonable.

Finally, I think the talk page needs tidying up and then archiving – lots of the discussions are years old, and it takes ages to find the active topics. --Wally Tharg (talk) 15:14, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure that Wikipedia:Further reading should be considered an essential reading list. The intention is more to allow editors to recommend books that they feel would expand the coverage given and be of interest to readers. This article covers a very broad topic and potentially many books could be recommended, so I don't worry unduly about 3 BSAC publications being there; I do worry that nobody has seen fit to recommend PADI Encyclopedia or similar notable works, for instance. As for George Campbell's "DIVING WITH DEEP-SIX", I can't see any advertisements or commercial links on the pages; and although I wouldn't necessarily agree with all that he writes there, I think it might be of interest to readers.
I'm sorry, but I don't agree that 25 inline citations are anywhere near enough to source all of the potentially challengeable text in the article. It only takes a few moments to see that the History section is completely unreferenced and there are multiple {{citation needed}} templates throughout the text. I'm not going to edit war with you over it, but I wouldn't be surprised if somebody re-added a {{refimprove}} at some point.
I'm not sure what tidying up you can do to a talk page. Nobody should be refactoring other people's comments, so I suggest you might want to just cut and paste the older threads into Talk:Scuba diving/Archive 1. --RexxS (talk) 18:45, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Have added one PADI manual to the list, but couldn't find the encyclopedia you mention on Amazon. That's one for someone who has it on their bookshelf. --Wally Tharg (talk) 11:34, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Getting back to the point[edit]

The article title is Scuba diving, so I am going to try to get it back on topic a bit, and move the off topic material to more appropriate articles. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 20:25, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 26 February 2013[edit]

Remove and correct below:

Not to be confused with Self-contained breathing apparatus, which describes breathing sets used out of water.

Add corrected text as shown: SCUBA = Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Which describes breathing sets "underwater" for scuba diving, the Header of this page.

--Fpique (talk) 20:00, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done This header:

Not to be confused with Self-contained breathing apparatus, which describes breathing sets used out of water.

at the top of the page is for visitors who accidentally come to this article in search of the Self-contained breathing apparatus can find their way to the correct article. This header is not used to describe the article it is placed on. Camyoung54 talk 20:28, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done The hatnote would be appropriate for Scuba set or just Scuba, but Scuba diving should not be confused with SCBA, and is not a search string reasonably likely to be used by someone looking for Self contained breathing apparatus • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 05:47, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Reader feedback: this page should also tell a...[edit]

122.177.233.57 posted this comment on 18 June 2013 (view all feedback).

this page should also tell about some famous achievers of scuba diving

Any thoughts?

This article is also a redirect from "Scuba divers", so the reader had reasonable expectations of finding that sort of information. The navbox "Scuba divers" would have given the desired links if the reader had known to use it, but it may be that that is not sufficiently obvious to the average reader. I will make Scuba divers a disambiguation page with links to the most obvious options. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 19:22, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Changed Scuba divers and Scuba diver to redirect to List of underwater divers • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 19:46, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Reader feedback: A video of scuba diving (wea...[edit]

101.50.85.89 posted this comment on 29 October 2013 (view all feedback).

A video of scuba diving (wearing of gear, diving etc.) may be added please

This would be useful. If anyone knows of a suitable video, please upload to commons and add link.

• • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 10:55, 19 December 2013 (UTC)