Remote Dive Site Contingencies: When Evacuation Is Not An Option

As secret agent James Bond once sagely observed to Q, who supplied his special equipment and was complaining that he was bringing it back damaged, “It’s hell out there in the field.” Divers aren’t dealing with jet-packs, ejection seats in Aston-Martin sports cars, or the best way to use the strangling wire released from the … Read more

Free Diving Hazards

Sam Espinosa parked his battered pickup truck full of yellowfin grouper, snapper, and pay for essay writing a smattering of big pelagic fish in front of my office and with obvious difficulty climbed the front walk. He presented himself with progressive symptoms including limb pain, patchy areas of numbness and tingling, along with exceptional fatigue and … Read more

Historical Perspectives on Dive Tables and Decompression Models

“The reliability of a decompression table or procedure is not determined by any mathematical process, but by what works in practice. What works…is what works!” —  John Crea III “Any passive decompression device can only inform the diver of his or her decompression status. How that information is used is the responsibility of the diver.” — … Read more