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Dive tables

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:45 pm
by andyinthebox
ive been asked to do an article on diving fitness... does anyone have any access to any research that may be useful?

Re: Dive tables

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:52 pm
by Andy
The PADI RDP was tested on a range of divers - different genders, ages, weights etc. They are of course a set of non-deco tables.

What's your actual interest, Andy? I've got a whole bunch of documents on DCS risk and contributing factors. I think GregV (member here) has done a study on decompression stress on dive instructors - not sure if the results have been published in full yet.

Try a search on the Rubicon Foundation website as well. Loads of useful stuff there.

Re: Dive tables

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:54 pm
by NEMES1S
Yes I did a bit of a look into that too and being overweight affects a fair bit,high blood pressure,poor fitness,all the factors of being over weight are to be vectored in I would say.

I guess thats why the NAUI and PADI dive tables are so conservative because they are broad spectrum to allow for the different pysical conditions of divers.
My GEKKO even has a mode to make the standard tables more conservative allowing for fatigue etc etc...

The pysical condition of your average Navy diver would be completely different to that of your average Recreational Diver....hence we dont use the "straight" Navy tables...(stating the obvious arent I.. :lol: )
If I remember correctly the Navy tables were a lot less conservative than any others I have seen.

Re: Dive tables

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:05 pm
by andyinthebox
cool would love to see them, just doing some research on a few things before i start etc
i don't eat that many pies :lol: :lol:

Re: Dive tables

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:07 pm
by Andy
There are some interesting articles comparing various models and deco strategies:

http://www.amsta.leeds.ac.uk/~read/scuba/baker2.pdf

http://www.ddplan.com/reference/mvalues.pdf


The second of these is particularly interesting as it compares m-values and half times for the various models, it doesn't have USN or RGBM values but still an interesting comparison.

Re: Dive tables

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:12 pm
by Andy
andyinthebox wrote:cool would love to see them, just doing some research on a few things before i start etc
i don't eat that many pies :lol: :lol:


I'll try and dig out something more specific tomorrow from work, where I've got most of my stuff ferreted away.

You could also try hunting stuff out on Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com, though you may not get much full text. Rubicon Foundation is the way to go, as they almost always have the full text, even for really old stuff.

Re: Dive tables

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:18 pm
by Andy
This is probably right up your street, Andy:

http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/7618


another interesting one:

http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/d ... 56789/5063


ok, this is on sheep, but.....

http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/d ... 56789/7487


general fitness:

http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/d ... 56789/4249





I think Rubicon is your friend!! :D

Re: Dive tables

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:58 pm
by andyinthebox
Thanks Andy for helping me out,

Re: Dive tables

PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:48 am
by Andy
No worries! If you can't find anything useful, then let me know and I'll see what I can dig out.