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Sidemount Technical Wreck Diving Subic Bay Philippines

Calculating ‘No Stop Time’ by Erik C. Baker, P.E. The following is an explanation about calculating the “No Stop Time”: Starting out with the basic Haldane equation (keep in mind that this equation is for a CONSTANT DEPTH profile, not for ascents or descents): P = Po + (Pi – Po)(1 – e^-kt) which states that P, the […]

Erik Baker Deep Stops 1

Clearing Up The Confusion About Deep Stops By Erik C. Baker 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 […]

Understanding M-Values By Erik C. Baker In conjunction with an array of hypothetical “tissue” compartments, gas loading calculations and M-values compose the major elements of the dissolved gas or “Haldanian” decompression model. Through the use of widely-available desktop computer programs, technical divers rely on this model for their decompression safety. A good understanding of M-values can […]