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Active Sensor Validation (ASV)

Active Sensor Validation-allow the manual  injection of diluent gas directly on the oxygen sensors at any point during a dive. This  feature served two functions: it purged any condensation that might have accumulated  on the sensors (thereby restoring function to sensors blocked by a film of water on the  sensing membrane) and, more importantly, it exposed the oxygen sensors to a known  fraction of oxygen.

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Mike Anghera, Diving Safety Officer

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The UCLA Scientific Diving Program provides training, logistics and support for faculty, staff and student reseachers at UCLA. All diving policies and procedures are based on the diving standards set forth by the UC Los Angeles Diving Control Board and the American Association of Underwater Scientists. All research diving projects and divers diving under the auspices of UCLA must be qualified and authorized according to the UCLA/AAUS Standards and abide with the current version of the UCLA Diving Safety Manual.

Life as a professional poo diver

Next time you’re having a shit day at work, spare a thought for Australia’s professional poo divers. They suit up and dive down into toxic ponds of excrement to make sure the country’s sewerage processing plants are running well.

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TechDeco The new app on the block, and it is good!

Are you looking for a decompression planner app for Android? Look no farther! Disclaimer: This is only for Android and I don’t know the developer. The user interface (UI) is quite simple but effective, this includes the display and how the user interact with the input and output information. Everything needs to be manage through […]

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Snorkeling

Diving has all the required elements to be a family activity. If you want to introduce your kids to diving, they can start doing snorkeling at an early age. My son’s first contact with the water was when he was 9 months old, doing a series of exercises that helped him later on to familiarize […]

Understanding nucleation as a process and what divers can do to mitigate it.

Wednesday letter What’s new: I added the following text on the physiology course: Divers have a generalized concept that decompression bubbles form with ascent and reduced its sizes with a decrease in ambient pressure but this isn’t completely accurate, tiny microbubbles are already present prior depressurization. Which means that two factors should be present for […]