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Diving Acronyms on “F”

“F”

FAUI Federation of Australian Underwater Instructors

FFDS Federation Francais De Speleologie

FFM Full Face Mask

FFW Feet of Fresh Water

FGV Free Gas Volume

FPS Foot, Pound, Second (Imperial System)

FSW Feet of Salt Water

FV Floodable Volume

ACRONYMS on “E”

“E”
EAD Equivalent Air Depth

EAN Enriched Air Nitrox

EANx Enriched Air Nitrox

EAR Expired Air Resuscitation

EATD European Association of Technical Divers

EBS Emergency Breathing System

ECC External Cardiac Compression

ECU Environmental Control Unit

END Equivalent Narcotic Depth

“M” Factors in Diving – Terminology

“M” Factors

M-Value
An M-value is used in conjunction with a dive computer to express the tissue compartment’s maximum allowable pressure in feet of seawater absolute (fswa).

Macro Photography
This is a method of getting close-up pictures of a subject by using special close-up accessories attached to the camera’s lens.

Mal de mer
Motion sickness or sea sickness.

Marfan’s Syndrome
Familial condition produced by an Read the rest of this entry »

“J” Factors in Diving (Terminology)

“J” Factors:

J-Valve
A J-Valve contains a spring-loaded that, if activated, will shut off a diver’s air supply when the diver reaches a certain tank pressure – usually 300 psi / 20 bar.

 

 

The “I” Factors in Diving (Terminology)

IANTD
International Association of Nitrox & Technical Divers.

Immersion Hypothermia
Lowering of body temperature by full body immersion in cold water. See hypothermia.

Infection, HIV
Infection with the Human Immune Virus. Not necessarily a contra-indication of diving.

Infection, Marine Wound
Infection with marine organisms that are Read the rest of this entry »

“I” Terminologies in Diving

“I” Factors

IANTD
International Association of Nitrox & Technical Divers.

Immersion Hypothermia
Lowering of body temperature by full body immersion in cold water. See hypothermia.

Infection, HIV
Infection with the Human Immune Virus. Not Read the rest of this entry »

The “H” Factors in Diving (Terminology)

The “H” Factors in Diving

Half Time
Half the time it takes for a dissoved gas in a tissue (such as nitrogen) to equilibrate to a new pressure, or to reach full saturation at a new pressure. Theoretical tissue half times are used in designing dive tables and algorithms for dive computers.

Haldanian
Related to Haldane’s theory that nitrogen is taken up and given off in exponential fashion during a dive, and that there is Read the rest of this entry »

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Grenada a Perfect Diving Place


They have some FAQ for you which are very important for Diving there.

What Affiliation you use ?
PADI, but we’re not proud we’ll accept any PIC /C card issued.

Dive times and sites:
They dive daily at ten and two, though if there’s a Bianca C we try to do that at nine so then the dive times are eleven and two. As for sites we tried having a schedule once but no one ever wanted to adhere to it so now we decide once we know who’s diving and their abilities. Times are approximate because someone always arrives late.

Is there a Decompression Chamber?
No, however there are Decompression chambers in Read the rest of this entry »