Accession Number : ADA141292

Title :   MK 16 Deployment Procedures.

Descriptive Note : Test rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Wright,K W

PDF Url : ADA141292

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The Navy Experimental Diving Unit conducted manned open water testing to evaluate deployment procedures for mixed gas self contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA: MK 16 MOD O UBA) in June 1983. In water decompressiion was conducted day and night in ambient water temperature ranges of 58 to 70 F. The new procedures proved fully compatible with in-service U.S. Navy equipment. In addition, the procedures were used to deploy self contained divers to 205 FSW for a bottom time of 25 minutes and safely perform requisite decompression in water using minimal surface support.

Descriptors :   *Scuba apparatus, Scuba diving, Scuba divers, Underwater equipment, Self contained, Test and evaluation, Decompression, Naval equipment, Open water, Test methods

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE