What does ABS stand for in diving?
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What’s decompression sickness?
Decompression sickness is a disorder in which nitrogen dissolved in the blood and tissues by high pressure forms bubbles as pressure decreases. Symptoms can include fatigue and pain in muscles and joints.
What is ANDL in diving?
The no decompression limit (NDL) is the maximum allowable dive time that you can remain at a specific depth and ascend directly to the surface without requiring staged decompression stops on the way up. Remember the higher the partial pressure of nitrogen (ppN2), the shorter the dive time (NDL).
What is a 5 point ascent?
This skill is best remembered by using the acronym STELA: Signal, Time, Elevate, Look up, Ascent. In order to demonstrate this skill, follow these steps: Give the skill signal for the five point ascent. The first point is to signal to the buddy that it is OK to go up and all are ready to ascend.
What is a dive slang?
If you describe a bar or club as a dive, you mean it is dirty and dark, and not very respectable. [informal, disapproval] We’ve played in all the little clubs and dives around Philadelphia. Synonyms: sleazy bar, joint [slang], nightclub, honky-tonk [US, slang] More Synonyms of dive.