ASSESSMENT OF DECOMPRESSION PROFILES BY ULTRASONIC MONITORING, PHASE III: NO-DECOMPRESSION DIVES

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Authors
  1. Nishi, R.Y.
  2. Eatock, B.C.
  3. Buckingham, I.P.
  4. Ridgewell, B.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The use of the Doppler ultrasonic bubble detector in studying and defining the safe no-decompression dive limits showed that these limits, when compared to existing limits such as those of the US Navy or Royal Navy, were more conservative at depths shallower than about 36 msw and less conservative for deeper depths for average, hard-working, acclimatized divers. These no-decompression limits could be extended for above average divers doing light work. For the "less than average" diver, who may not be young or as physically fit or as acclimatized, no-decompression dives for depths less than about 40 msw should be well below other published limits. The results also showed that other factors such as cold stress and excession pre-dive activities could increase the decompression stress.
Report Number
82-R-38 —
Date of publication
15 Aug 1982
Number of Pages
29
DSTKIM No
82-03650
CANDIS No
38021
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