Accession Number : AD0770097

Title :   Surface Decompression from Air Dives.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Workman,R. D.

Report Date : 20 JUN 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A method of surface decompression for diving to depths of 190 feet was devised, employing recently modified standard air decompression tables. Essentially, the procedure is to bring the diver to the surface following minimal decompression in the water and to recompress him in a chamber within 3.5 minutes. The excess inert gas tensions can be tolerated in the chamber and the remainder of the prescribed decompression completed. The procedure was tested during 76 working dives at simulated depths from 80 to 90 feet. It was found to be satisfactory within the test limits. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Diving, Air), (*Decompression, Diving), Surfaces, Tolerances(Physiology)

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE