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Gradient Factors

By Matti Anttila, Ph.D. Remember your first diving classes and the lesson about bubbling soda bottle and too rapid ascents? No matter how deeply you study the decompression theory, this soda bubble analogy is still valid. However, it’s time to introduce some more fundamentals of the issue. But let’s start from the history: HISTORY Decompression theory…
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Oxygen Toxicity – Signs and Symptoms

By Dr. K. David Sawatzky The second half of a two part series on oxygen toxicity, first published in Diver Magazine in Feb/Mar 2009.Last column we focused mainly on the mechanisms of oxygen toxicity. This column will continue that discussion with a description of the toxic effects of oxygen on the lungs and the brain.…
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Oxygen Toxicity – How Does It Occur?

By Dr. K. David Sawatzky Originally published in Diver Magazine, Issue Dec 2008/Jan 2009, this article is Part I of a two part article on oxygen toxicity. A common problem in diving is too much oxygen (hyperoxia). In this article I will review the mechanism of oxygen toxicity and in a follow up article I…
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SuperFabric

Dive Rite began integrating SuperFabric® materials into our product line in 2009. The first product to receive this material was our Nomad XT Sidemount System, a product that we knew would take some abuse from cave and wreck divers trying to squeeze through tight openings. What is SuperFabric®? SuperFabric® is highly advance textile material that…
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Newest Member of the Nomad Family: Nomad LTZ

Dive Rite introduces the latest member of the Nomad family of sidemount rigs, the Nomad LTZ. The Nomad LTZ is a light weight, sidemount specific BC that employs the Nomad features that divers have come to love such as our rugged SuperFabric® material and Dive Rite's exclusive Ring Bungees. With 35 lbs (15.8 kg) of…
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Dive Rite Launches HunterPAC BCD

Dive Rite introduces a new BC with the spear fishermen and hunter in mind. The HunterPac is a streamlined BC based on a basic harness design. Delivering 35 lbs of lift, the HunterPac is ideal for a variety of tanks including Aluminum and Steel while a gusset control system keep the aircell from tacoing. Two…
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Nitek Q Logbook Software

Since launching the Nitek Q series computers, one question keeps coming up with divers - how can I combine all my dives from different electronic logbooks into one logbook?  The last thing I want is another logbook software to keep up with. I have been working with two companies to address this concern. Diving Log…
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Birth of the TransPac

The TransPac was born from my expeditions to various parts of the world. The proving ground was an expedition to the remote karst region of Japan in the Iwate prefecture to the small mountain town of Akka. The Akka river flows thru the center of town and there was a cave at each end Akkado…
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