The specialized profession of engineer-diving is little known outside of the engineering and commercial diving industries. As licensed professional engineers and certified commercial divers, its consultants routinely combine both engineering and commercial diving skills to inspect submerged waterfront structures worldwide. In A Predisposition for Grit, author Stephen J. LoPorcaro provides insight into this field of work through a collection of fascinating stories.
Relying on more than fifteen years of experience as an engineer-diver, LoPorcaro presents an underwater journey full of laughter, suspense, and surprise as he recounts his most memorable moments and discoveries while inspecting one of the largest cruise ports in the world. He tells what it’s like before splashing into the unknown and what steps need to be taken in an underwater emergency. He explains the fundamentals of underwater inspection with a clarity that divers and non-divers alike can enjoy.