Observations on no-stop and repetitive air and oxynitrogen diving

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Title: Observations on no-stop and repetitive air and oxynitrogen diving
Author: Leitch, DR; Barnard, EE
Abstract: The historical origins of the respective air decompression schedules of the British and United States Navies are reviewed with particular reference to the repetitive diving rules. No-stop diving is also discussed. A series of single dive and repetitive dive trials of the Royal Navy Air Table is presented. U.S. Navy and Royal Naval Physiological Laboratory (RNPL) 1968 repetitive dive rules were also tested according to their respective tables on a selection of dives. Comparison of the two methods produce a remarkably similar outcome for dives to similar depths. For dives to very dissimilar depths there is no comparison. The RNPL system has commendable simplicity but lacks the flexibility of the U.S. Navy system for use with successive dives to different depths. Observations on the results of a triple no-stop repetitive dive experiment are presented. It is concluded that little would be gained by further practical investigation of no-stop diving times. Air Decompression *Diving Great Britain Human Male *Naval Medicine Nitrogen Oxygen United States
Description: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org )
URI: PMID: 7123696
http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/2935
Date: 1982

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  • Undersea Biomedical Research Journal
    The Undersea Baromedical Research journal was published by the Undersea Medical Society, Inc. (now the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) quarterly from 1974 to 1992 when the name changed to the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal.

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