Diving Articles


Larry "Harris" Taylor, Ph.D.

Diving Safety Coordinator

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Email:  divegeek

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Diving Articles

2000 Feet Below Lake Erie

Air Lift Training Device

Altitude Arithmetic

An Aluminum Alloy 6531 Cylinder Crack

Archimedes, A Gold Thief And Buoyancy

Battle Royale

BC 's Are Not Weight Belt Compensating Devices

Brief History Of Mixed Gas Diving

Calculating Gas Density At Depth

Dive Table Comparison

Diver's Guide To Nitrogen Species

Dry Suit Maintenance

Early Eanx History

Estimating Air (Breathing Gas) Consumption

An Exercise For Reducing No-Mask Anxiety

Experiences With The SeaDoo Bombardier DPV

The Friday Night Review  (105 images, ~2.2 megs)

A Gas Law Primer

Handling "Doubles"

Hula Hoops And Buoyancy Control

Illuminating A Dive Flag At Night

An Inexpensive Scuba Cylinder Storage Rack

Lift Bags And Life

Navigation: Data Gathering (Surveying) Tools

Navigation: Measuring Underwater Distance

Navigation: A Near Shore Mapping Exercise (29 images, ~ 2 megs)

Navigation: Near Shore Mapping - Adding Objects To The Contour

Navigation: Swim Noodles As Dive Markers

Navigation: An Underwater Laser Equipped "Yardstick"

Not Being Cold

"Odd Stuff" I Sometimes Carry To The Dive Site

One Giant Step (Divers of Wet F)

Oxygen Cleaning: Some Harsh Chemical Realities

Oxygen Provider: Concerns About Oxygen Toxicity

Oxygen Provider: High Concentration O2 Delivery Mask

Oxygen Provider: Live Breathing Exercise

Oxygen Provider: The Oxygen Administration "Ritual"

Oxygen Provider: Oxygen Concentrations, Grades and Labels

Oxygen Provider: Oxygen Therapy Equipment

Oxygen Provider: Rx Oxygen

Oxygen Provider: Why 100% Oxygen Is A Dive Site Necessity

Physics Problem Set 1

Physics Problem Set 1 - Answers

Physics Problem Set 2

Physics Problem Set 2 - Answers

Pool Toys & Games  (50 images, ~ 1 M)

Practical Buoyancy Control

Practical Ear "Clearing"

River Diving: Equipment

River Diving: Navigating In Currents

River Diving: Reading Rivers.

River Diving: Technique

Solving Dive Physics Problems

Stalking The Great Snow Pike

Things Your Instructor May NOT Have Told You About Deeper Diving

Visualization For Improved Swimming Efficiency & Increased Bottom Time

A Wet Suit Drying Rack

What Is This Nitrox Stuff?

Why I Do NOT Train Kids  (60 images, ~ 900 k)

Your Scuba Cylinder Can Be A Hammer



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