DCIEM DIVING MANUAL: AIR DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES AND TABLES It includes the complete set of tables – Standard Air Decompression, Short. The Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM) has recently Based on over 20 years of decompression research at DCIEM, these tables. How to use DCIEM dive tables. SAFE DIVE Planning – DCIEM dive tables. Dive 1, Dive to depth to 18m with a Bottom Time (BT)of 30 mins. Refer to DCIEM Table.

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I’ve never seen them before. Decompression tissues are categorized by how fast they uptake gas. Exact halftimes are not known for every single anatomic structure in the body. Its mission is to enhance the safety and effectiveness of Canadian Forces personnel in the way in which they interact with their equipment and the way in which they function in difficult environments. Areas well supplied by blood like lungs and abdominal organs absorb nitrogen faster than other tissues.

What Are Fast and Slow Tissues. The numbers assigned to the tissues are derived from theory and experiment. Group and Surface interval time gives you a Repetitive Factor.

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Table C gives you a no “D” limit for a Repet dive, taking into account residual N2 from the first dive. Slow tissues don’t have time during a recreational dive to equilibrate to ambient pressure. No gas transfer is assumed between different tissues. Experiments and educated guestimation have led to some generalizations about dckem areas of the body are faster or slower than diem.


I’ve asked people at LDS and on site while diving. Don’t plan dives with these tables unless you learn proper proceedures from someone familiar with them.

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If you multiply the repetitive factor obtained from table B, by the actual bottom time of your Repet dive you can then obtain an “Effective Bottom Time” or EBT which you can use to re-enter table A. Some areas of your body absorb gas faster than others. Nitrogen pressure in your body tablew referred to as nitrogen tension.

DarkHorseNov 19, Water pressure during ascent forces nitrogen into your slow tissueswhile your fast tissues outgas.

Search Media New Media. The present theory is based on this dive table. In a serial model, the compartments outgas to each other even as they ongas from other tissues of higher nitrogen tension.

In short, if we ascend without outguessing the nitrogen dissolved during diving, we may get decompression sickness. The compressed air, which we inhale during scuba diving, contains nitrogen and oxygen at the rate of 8: What Are Serial and Parallel Models? Ddiem looks simple at first; Table A: Time and depth dive you a “Rep.

Although tissue divisions do dcim correspond one to one with anatomic tissues, they do reference existing decompression areas that behave alike. Byover 5, experimental dives had been conducted to validate the K-S Kidd-Stubbs model.

Ongas and outgas on ascent. Benefits of registering include Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.

They will still have a lower pressure than the surrounding water. No, create an account now. Different filling times result for each compartment depending on depth and time. M stands for maximum Faster tissues have higher M-values and will tolerate higher supersaturating ratios than slower tissues. For example, at 30 ft, if you stay submerged twbles 45 minutes, on these NAUI tables your repetitive group would be B, on the DCIEM tables, there is no 45 minutes at 30 ft, so you’d use 60 minutes and your repetitive group would be D.


Slower tissues are usually tablles to include fat, fatty marrow and a vascular area like cartilage and certain joint structures. The nitrogen we inhale is dissolved in our tissues under high pressure. Because fatty tissues hold more nitrogen than watery tissues, it takes longer for nitrogen to fill and leave fatty tissue. It’s not true that you only offgas on ascent. Decompression tables and computers account for what we currently hope are most of the possibilities.

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PatHNov 19, OK, I’ve have some time to compare the two. There is a maximum nitrogen tension for each halftime tissue. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Known as an M-valueit tab,es the maximum tension before bubbles are thought to form during ascent.

Then, thousands of verification diving and many improvements of the theory have been performed and the dive table for air diving was released in In a parallel model, the tissue compartments dciiem assumed to ongas and offgas to the blood stream independently of each other.