Introducing Haldene and decompression theory (and why Scuba divers should know this)

Compression (Haldane) model explained

Decompression theory is a large and complicated subject, this section is to give you a simple overview on how it works, but is by far not complete. The material here is not intended as diving training material. Please contact your local instructor.
  • Compression model is based on a theoretical tissue compartments
    • Depending on model between 2.5 and 480 minutes
    • Many different adaptations - RGBM (Reduced Gradient Bubble Model), Bühlmann, Thalmann, Varying Permeability Model
  • Remember, theoretical mathematical model only
    • Some testing using Doppler ultrasound to listen to “bubbles”
  • If you are interested in reading more about it
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