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Re: Acapulco H.E.A.T. Auxilliary Review
In a post to cypherpunks, L. Todd Masco <[email protected]> wrote:
> In article <[email protected]>, David K. Merriman
> <[email protected]> wrote:
> >There *was* a brief flurry of goodguy/badguy underwater WWF
> action, but considering that their alleged bottom time for
> the dives was 25 minutes (any diver confirmation out there?),
> At 102 feet? ... it's just from a long-ago PADI training and a
> couple of shallow dives following, but from what I remember:
> - 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.
> - My dives were usually 30-60 feet (say, half the pressure
> the H.E.A.T. team dealt with), and I was able to stay
> down for over an hour, with one tank. That means
> that with two tanks they should have had at least
> a similar limit, say an hour. On the other hand,
> I wasn't wrestling... Exertion can pull you way
> down. If they were giving a definite, solid time
> limit, it's definitely bogus ("Let's see, five
> minutes at 10 times air consumption while you
> fight...") for air limitations.
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.