como o assunto interessa a algumas pessoas vou colocar aqui uma lista de bibliografia disponível sobre o tema. são tudo publicações em inglês. em português não conheço nada.
alguns destes textos podem ser encontrados na net, outros nem por isso, outros foram publicados em revistas conhecidas e outros são mesmo livros.
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Shuster, B. You’ve Heard of Soccer Moms, But What About Scuba Moms? Dive Training, July, 2000, 78.
Stiefel, V. Junior Divers, Dive Training, July, 1993, 26-27, 30-33.
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Twombly, M. Like Father, Like Junior, Dive Training, December, 2000, .69-72.
Walden, L. The Age Of Scuba, Dive Training, April, 1995, 69-71 (Repeat: Sept. 1997, 83-85)
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Walden, L. The Family Who Dives Together, Dive Training, April, 1996, 36-41.
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