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BSAC 2019 Conference: Drs. Neal Pollock & Simon Mitchell (and more)

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Jay, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Jay

    Jay Need to dive more!

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    There are several excellent presentations.

    The Q&A with Dr. Neal Pollock was very interesting with lots of good questions. Some of the topics touched on were: a max GFHi of 70, forget the 'deepest dive first' rule, being slightly negative on a SS, final stop depth, DCIEM tables, military divers vs. 'regular' divers, and cataracts and PO2.

    His main presentation was about innovation and some hazards that also happen to occur alongside.

    Dr. Simon Mitchell's presentation was about Human Risk Factors focusing on Violations and Errors ... and a great OZ/Kiwi joke at ~19mins :)

    Links to their videos:

    Dr Neal Pollock on the future of diver protection

    Professor Simon Mitchell talks 'The shortest road to increased safety in diving'

    For all the BSAC 2019 presentations: BSAC Diving Conference 2019 videos of presentations

    Like me, if you didn't know what on earth DCIEM tables were, here's a PDF attached. On a first (quick) look, they appear to be ~a group factor more conservative than PADI tables for single dives and several groups more conservative on repetitive dives.
     

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  2. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Thanks, @Jay Very nice of you to share this! The Q&A session was especially interesting. Lots of little gold nuggets there.
     
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  3. Fibonacci

    Fibonacci Manta Ray

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    Two very interesting talks... thanks @Jay!
     
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  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Thanks Jay!! Really appreciate this!
     
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  5. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Indeed! I don't think that I can go back to doing my stops vertical though. Lol
     
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  6. axluba

    axluba Nassau Grouper

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    Very interesting ! Thanks!
     
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  7. Wathdoc

    Wathdoc Angel Fish

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    Excellent presentations.
     
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  8. FreeFlyFreak

    FreeFlyFreak Solo Diver

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    Thanks for posting the DCIEM tables.
    I wondered what they looked like.

    Very surprised to see the 60 ft/min +/-10 ascent rate.
    And 100% O2 deco at 30 ft depth.
     
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    biggpa Angel Fish

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  10. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Ditto rsingler,
    thanks for posting Jay,
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