RR214 - YO-YO diving and the risk of decompression illness
Yo-yo diving is defined as a series of dives which have short
periods of time spent at depth alternating with similar periods of
time on the surface. In general the total duration of the series is
within the time constraints for a single dive to the same depth for
the maximum time allowed without incurring decompression stops. The
main conclusion is that for the depths at which yo-yo diving
normally applies the decompression bubble formation is less when
the total time is broken into a series of short dives than when the
allowed maximum time is taken up by a single dive.
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