Posted by Steve on July 20, 2001 at 14:11:02:
In Reply to: Re: NDL's posted by Kendall Raine on July 20, 2001 at 12:26:06:
"Why compare anything to the Navy tables?"
Because. There is history here and lots of it to prove that staying within this recommended guidelines you will have some degree of safety.
"Are we still in the 60's?"
No. This is 2001 and we have small dive computers that computer instantly any change in depth/pressure and based on elapsed time can give you real time deco obligations and status. Mine can compute faster and better than I can. I can fall back to tables if need be because I wear a watch that is a depth gauge bottom timer combo with average depth and info from the last thirty dives. Citizen Hyper Aqualand.
"Do you ascend at 60 fpm?"
No, check the archives. I have posted Richard Pyle's experiences and recommendations as to ascent rates and deep stops. I have incorporated this into my diving. Slow ascents, deep stops and a mandatory three minute stop on all dives not just decompression dives.
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