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Re: Acapulco H.E.A.T. Auxilliary Review

In article <[email protected]>,
Jonathan Adams <[email protected]> wrote:
>> 	- the rule of thumb is that 30 feet of water get you an
>> 		atmosphere.  So you're at 102 you're at just
>> 		under 4.5, so you're using air at the rate of
>> 		4.5 times the rate you do on the surface.
>It's 1 atmosphere for every 33 feet, but either way, I don't see how
>you managed to get 4.5 * the rate. At around 3 atmospheres, you're 
>using air at about 4 times the 1 atmosphere rate.

That's because you didn't add the 1 atmosphere you've already got
above the water to your pressure count, while I did.   We clearly
meant the same thing, since we both got ~4 times the rate.

>Hmmm. I believe that the diving depth-to-time tables (which I don't have
>in front of me. I'll get them out and double check later) give a
>time of around 25 minutes. It has nothing to do with how much air you
>have. The tables are used to avoid the bends and nitrogen narcosis.

I've been assuming that it wouldn't be a problem for the H.E.A.T. folks
 to ascend slowly.  Wouldn't this avoid decompression sickness?  Again,
 it's been a really long time -- moving from Florida to Pittsburgh and
 then NYC will do that.
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