Avoiding the Bends provides an analytical approach to diver behaviour and decompression. It provides practical guidance for good diving behaviour and clear advice on decisions faced by all divers before, during and after every dive. In addition to traditional decompression theory the book examines decompression avoidance strategies, use of personal computers, multi-level diving and buoyancy and ascent management. Further chapters provide detailed information on gas management, risk assessment and decompression illness from denial to recognition then treatment.
Provides practical advice on diving behaviour
Specific section on women and decompression
A specific section on children and decompression
Decompression at altitude
An introduction to cave diving and decompression
About the Author:
Bob Cole is an extremely experienced Technical diver having started diving during the mid-1950s. He is one of the founding members of the Sub-Aqua Association and helped produce the decompression tables used by the Association. He is an experienced instructor/educator and has developed Nitrox, Extended Range Nitrox and Rebreather training programmes. His most recent project was the introduction of the SAA Buhlmann DeeP-Stop Decompression System into the UK, which was derived from the CMAS Buhlmann deep-stop Tables he prepared whilst CMAS Technical Director.