- Reaction score
- Parma, ITALY
- # of dives
- 1000 - 2499
Short SI were forbidden. Min was 2h but recommended at least 4. Only two dives every 24h. One dive in the morning (usually with some deco), a good lunch of sea food, some rest on the beach, a second shallow and short dive with no deco, and that was a great diving day.I was amazed to discover the PADI RDP tables were introduced in 1988. They actually postdate the Uwatac Aladin, the first mass market digital dive computer. So the PADI table era was doomed from the start, although the work that went into creating them survives as the DSAT algorithm still used by many dive computers.
Which leaves us with the question of how did earlier divers manage short SI dives?