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Deep Helium by B.R. Wienke and T.R. O’Leary

Discussion in 'Advanced Diver Magazine' started by Curt Bowen, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Curt Bowen

    Curt Bowen Manta Ray

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    Deep Helium • ADVANCED DIVER MAGAZINE • By B.R. Wienke and T.R. O’Leary

    Deep Helium
    by B.R. Wienke and T.R. O’Leary

    Helium is a noble gas for deep diving, but was not always thought so. In the early days of technical and recreational diving, the use of helium for deep diving was discouraged, indeed, really feared. Based on misinformation and a few early problems in the deep diving arena, helium acquired a voodo gas reputation, with a hands off label.
  2. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    Curt, is there an error in Table 2? Text says NDLs on helium are shorter than on air/nitrox, but the table shows the exact opposite.
  3. KLD

    KLD Angel Fish

    :shocked2:Yes, the nitrox and heliar NDLs are reversed. Best, KLD.

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