DECOMPRESSION THEORY PT 4

DECOMPRESSION THEORY PT 4

By: Richard Devanney The original aim of these articles was to provide a brief history of the incremental developments made by notable figures in the field of decompression research and make them accessible via the gift of plain English and ridiculous analogies. The idea was also to outline current topics of interest in decompression research. The […]

DECOMPRESSION THEORY PART 3 — BUBBLE COUNTERS

DECOMPRESSION THEORY PART 3 — BUBBLE COUNTERS

By Richard Devanney The previous two articles on decompression theory introduced and discussed numerous processes that occur in our body as we breathe gases under pressure whilst diving. Some of it is pretty straight forward, some of it makes your brain hurt and probably reminds you of your weird physics teacher from school that accidentally spat […]

DECOMPRESSION THEORY – PART 2: BENDING GOATS

DECOMPRESSION THEORY – PART 2: BENDING GOATS

by Richard Devanney The first section of this series on decompression theory attempted to describe the processes that determine how our bodies on and off-gas. This article continues on that theme and goes into a little more detail about what factors govern the amount and rate of on and off-gassing. But before we proceed, it would […]

DECOMPRESSION THEORY – PART 1

DECOMPRESSION THEORY – PART 1

By: Richard Devanney Of all the facets of diving, decompression theory is perhaps the least accessible. It can be a minefield of dry scientific jargon and complex principles, which often leave the reader wondering why on earth they thought it would be a good idea to learn more about it! To make things worse, the scientific […]