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RR244 - Excursion tables in saturation diving - decompression implications of current UK practice

To evaluate the risk of decompression bubble formation arising from the use of excursions to depths greater or less than the living depth during heliox saturation diving. Decompression illness is not unknown following decompression from saturation exposures despite what appear to be conservative decompressions. One of the factors which can contribute to the extent of decompression bubble formation is depth changes during the course of bottom time.

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Updated 2010-03-19