Ad Hoc Dive Computer Protocols

  • B. R. Wienke
  • T. R. O’Leary
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


Much like functional hook-or-crook approaches of Australian pearl divers, ad hoc diving protocols on top of existing procedures have surfaced in the last 20 years or so. To date, none of the ad hoc protocols have been tested nor correlated with actual data. Anecdotally, these procedures seem to work though, at least reports contraindicating their usage are not generally recorded. That is certainly good. Just briefly, some important ones are mentioned. The technical diving community has been the primary pusher of many of these protocols. In varying degrees they have been embedded into both GM and BM dive computers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. R. Wienke
    • 1
  • T. R. O’Leary
    • 2
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.NAUI Technical Diving OperationsRiverviewUSA

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