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Counterdiffusion Diving: Using Isobaric Mix Switching To Reduce Decompression Time.

  title={Counterdiffusion Diving: Using Isobaric Mix Switching To Reduce Decompression Time.},
  author={G. Taylor},
Switching a diver’s breathing mix from heliox to nitrox at a specified time during the bottom portion of the dive can reduce the total stop time for long dives in the deep nitrox range. Isobaric Mix Switching with oxygen decompression reduced calculated total stop times by an average of 38% compared to calculated total stop times using nitrox with oxygen decompression. The optimal mix-switch time was determined empirically using mixed-gas decompression software. 
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