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Clearing up the confusion about Deep Stops

The old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is certainly applicable to the various symptoms of decompression sickness (DCS). The best treatment of all for these maladies is to complete a sufficient decompression profile in the first place. Technical divers have observed that many ailments can be avoided by including “deep stops” in their profiles. A closer examination of the decompression model reveals that this practice serves to reduce or eliminate excessive overpressure gradients. Knowing this, the model can be modified to provide precise control of gradients and stops can be calculated within the decompression zone to the depth of the “deepest possible decompression stop.”

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What is your reason for Sidemount Diving?

Written by Marc van der Poel
What is your reason?
Saturday morning and I am prepared, I have all the harnesses, rigging kits and sleek 7 litre HP cylinders ready to go. I am teaching the Sidemount course.The students arrive and I find myself with four seasoned dive professionals ready to take on the weekend. One Dive-master and […]

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Exploring the caverns of Mount Gambier

written by Marc van der Poel
Steadily our pool of Deep Cavern divers is growing, so it’s time to cross to the Nullarbor and head for the Australian capital of cave diving.  When I asked: Who wants to come with me to Mt Gambier and learn to lay line in the caves, I nearly got trampled! […]

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