DCIEM DIVING MANUAL: AIR DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES AND TABLES It includes the complete set of tables – Standard Air Decompression, Short. The Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM) has recently Based on over 20 years of decompression research at DCIEM, these tables. How to use DCIEM dive tables. SAFE DIVE Planning – DCIEM dive tables. Dive 1, Dive to depth to 18m with a Bottom Time (BT)of 30 mins. Refer to DCIEM Table.

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Experiments and educated guestimation have led to some generalizations about which areas of the body are faster or slower than others.

Areas well supplied by blood like lungs and abdominal organs absorb nitrogen faster than other tissues.

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Because fatty tissues hold more nitrogen than watery tissues, it takes longer for nitrogen to fill and leave fatty tissue. WalterNov 19, The numbers assigned tanles the tissues are derived from theory and experiment.

Search Media New Media. Their approach was to dive the model and, when symptoms of DCS occurred, to change the parameters of the model making it more conservative. Group and Surface interval time gives you a Repetitive Factor.


Only one tissue is assumed to be exposed to ambient pressure.

Most dive tables are based on parallel decompression models. M stands for maximum These bubbles are the cause of decompression sickness. The compressed air, which we inhale during scuba diving, contains nitrogen and oxygen at the rate of 8: Outline of Decompression Theory.

What Are Serial and Parallel Models? Tt looks simple at first; Table A: Joining is quick and easy. Nitrogen pressure in your body is referred to as nitrogen tension.

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M stands for maximum Faster tissues have higher M-values and will tolerate higher supersaturating ratios than slower tissues. Slow tissues don’t have time during a recreational dive to equilibrate to ambient pressure. The nitrogen we inhale is dissolved in tbles tissues under high pressure.

Water pressure during ascent forces nitrogen into your slow tissueswhile your fast tissues outgas. Joining has its benefits vciem enables you to participate in the discussions. There is a maximum nitrogen tension for tissues. Fast tissues ongas and offgas in shorter halftimes than slow tissues. The purpose of decompression theory is to determine how long and how deep you can dive without undue risk of DCS.

DCIEM decompression theory

Although tissue divisions do not correspond one to one with anatomic tissues, they do reference existing decompression areas that behave alike. If you multiply the repetitive factor obtained from table B, by the actual bottom time of your Repet dive you can then obtain an “Effective Bottom Time” or EBT which you can use to re-enter table A.


Login or Register now by clicking on the button Log in or Sign up. Known as an M-value, it indicates the maximum tension before bubbles are thought to form during ascent. InDCIEM initiated a critical reevaluation of the K-S model using digital computers to control the dives and specially-designed Doppler ultrasonic bubble detectors to evaluate the severity of the dive profiles. Decompression tissues are categorized by how fast they uptake gas. PatHNov 19, There is a maximum nitrogen tension for each halftime tissue.

I’ve asked people at LDS and on site while diving.

Your entire body absorbs nitrogen under pressure. Different filling times result for each compartment depending on depth and time. DarkHorseNov 19, Then, thousands of verification diving and many improvements of the theory have been performed and the dive taables for air diving was released in They went through several variations of their air decompression model, improving the safety of the model after each iteration.

Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world’s largest scuba diving community. The present theory is based on this dive table.