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Diving at Altitude above 250 m
The text describe limitations for travel to altitudes before diving and how to calculate decompression when diving at altitude. The tables do not satisfactory describe limitations for returning to sea level after a dive at altitude (typically With helicopter) or driving over a mountain area after diving at altitude. A possible solution has been presented in Rev A0
Standard Air Decompression Table
A request for listing of repetitive groups for bottoms time 5 min has been requested. This is relevant for multilevel-dives. In rev A0 such groups have been identified for 5 min bottom time for table Depths 36, 39 and 42m.
A "non" diving day (Serial 18) has been defined as as a surface interval of minimum 24 (Rev A9).
The example (Serial 4) was not appropriately designed with respect to diving depth causing pO2 to be excessively high. The depth has been changed to avoid this concern (Rev A5)
A question has been raised regarding the consequences of undertaking a dive to depths not exceeding 6m after a SurD-O2 dive. How should this affect the required minimum surface interval for the following SurD-O2 dive. In rev A0 it is suggested that the surface interval should be extended by the dive time of the preceeding shallow dive.
We have received feedback that some DDC are unable to decompress 10 m/min from 15 to 12 m. Section 8 has been rewritten to underscore that this rate (10 m/min) is the optimal rate, but a lower rate is acceptable. (Rev A4)
Page 62: "Total decompression time" has been misprinted for bottom times 70 and 80 min, should read 107 and 133 min. However, decompression stops and Oxygen breathing time is correctly stipulated. There are a few rounding errors (1 min) of listed total decompression times for some other Depth/bottom time combinations, but these do not affect decompression stipulations (water stops, Chamber oxygen breathing time). (Rev A7)
Page 64: The SurD-O2 table for 51m profile was printed inaccurately because the Depth of decompression stops were not identified. These should be 21, 18, 15 and 12m. The graphic layout has been modified to correct this ambiguity
Prevention of decompression illness
There may be situations in which extension of decompression, to accommodate for individual risk factors, may incur decompression according to a tabulated bottom time indicated as exceptional. There is, however, no need to shorten the actual bottom time to avoid this. (Correction suggested in Rev A3)
Procedures in the event of omitted decompression or uncontrolled ascent
The title was incorrectly and inconsistently translated from the Norwegian original text and has been changed. (Rev A6)
There are inconsistencies between the text and the flowchart. The recommendation for oxygen use is probably excessive. Rev A0 suggest simplifications.
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