"Technical" diving and diver performance: A personal perspective.

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Title: "Technical" diving and diver performance: A personal perspective.
Author: Davis, M
Abstract: Introduction - Whatever the nature of the diving activity being undertaken, whether it is a sport scuba shore dive in perfect, balmy tropical, conditions or a saturation diving operation, like recovering the gold from HMS Edinburgh above the Arctic Circle, in its planning the same broad principles always apply (Table 1). As an example of the increasing complexity that a particular task underwater may require I shall use as an historical example my own introduction to “technical diving” over 30 years ago as an undergraduate student in a university British Sub-Aqua Club (BS-AC) branch in England.1 I hope that describing this project will, in the process, identify many of the important challenges to be met in the transition from open circuit scuba-air to mixed gas semi-closed rebreather diving, thus providing a reference point during the conference. At the same time I wish to make a few comments about the efficiency of divers underwater, again largely using historical data from diving experiments in the 1960s and 1970s in which I or close colleagues took part.
Description: Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/6351
Date: 1996

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