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To stop or not.

Where to stop and for how long, understand Gradient Factors and how all affects your Decompression sickness risk.

This book is the third book in the diving series after The Art of Gas Blending, Dive Computers and before Diving Below 130 Feet, and looks at what 'Deep Stops' actually are, and how these stops are calculated and used today.

This book looks at the research done and current understandings of deep stops, both for and against. The book’s aim is not to advocate or discredit the use of deep stops, but rather to be neutral and provide the reader with the most up to date knowledge, research and methods used by various groups, from military to recreational and technical diving, and how each has changed their diving due to their research.

Some of the topics covered are:

Safety stops and their role in diving
Ascent speed and how it affects your decompression
Descent speed and how it affects your decompresion
Oxygen window
Gradient Factors, in-depth explanation with example calculations and formulas
Different kinds of deep stops
How long to stop for
Research done on deep stops
Micro bubbles
Diffusion speed and solubility
How bubbles form
Tribonucleation
Thermal change during diving and decompression
Exercise and diving
Body’s reaction to bubbles
Blood complement activation
Smoking, fat, alcohol and Yo-Yo diving, their role in decompression
Different algorithms

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Additional books to enhance your diving adventure

Open Water
Scuba Diving, your first step to an amazing new world. This free article is about what to expect and how to prepare for your first class. This article is written to help people who are interested in taking their first class in scuba diving to prepare for the class by giving some general information on what to expect on the course.

Dive computers
Why a dive computer? The intent, and what this book delivers, is an education in the types of dive computers available and how they work. What’s right for you may not be applicable for your friend. By the end of the guide, you should be able to make a knowledgeable, informed decision on what’s best for you.

Diving below 130 FT
Thinking of diving below 130ft or just interested to know more about deep diving?
Then you may find the information in this book interesting and of value.

Want to know the training needed to get certified to dive below 130, 200, 330ft?
This book looks at the different training available to get you certified to dive to the depth that you want to go to.