Larry "Harris" Taylor, Ph. D.
Diving Safety Coordinator
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Go To Page: Home About "Harris" Articles War Stories Editorials Links Fini
These are pdf representations of selected lectures and specialty courses.
Diver's Guide to Hyperbaric Chambers: This is the lecture portion (~77 slides, 6.3 MB) of my course in an introduction to hyperbaric chambers. This course included a field trip to Bronson Hospital (Kalamazoo, Michigan) for a chamber dive to 165 fsw.
DrySuit Diving: This is the lecture portion (~206 slides; 12.3 MB) of my umich academic course in dry suit diving. The "Not Being Cold" portion is an extended version of slides furnished to me by Dick Long at DUI.
Friday Night Review: In the academic world, the lecture portion of the class is often finished a full semester before the open water. This is the review session used on the Friday night (~107 slides; 6.4 MB) before the open water for my umich students..
Oxygen Enriched Air (EANx): This is the lecture portion ( ~229 slides; 17.3 MB) of my umich academic course for oxygen enriched air (Nitrox).
Oxygen Provider: This is an augmented (based on DAN slides furnished to instructors in the 1980's, ~ 116 slides: 8.1 MB) course with an extended lecture suitable for the umich academic community.
River Diving: This is the lecture portion (~77 slides, 7.3 MB) of a river diving course based on the St. Clair River (one of the swiftest commercial waterways in North America) in Michigan
Why I Don't Train Kids: This is the talk I gave at Our World Underwater (68 slides; 3.2 MB) on my rationale for not training anyone under the age of 18.
No Cell Phones in Class: This slide set (~ 131 slides, 12.4 MB) was developed to justify my denial of cell phones in the chemistry classes I taught. After a student told me that my cell phone radiation/ security concerns were "conspiracy theory, " I added a few slides on privacy and security associated with wireless communication. Students were surprised to see that no wireless device sold in the US has passed a consumer safety protocol.
In class, I passed around a microwave energy detector and students were surprised to see their cell phones and laptops were producing energies exceeding the recommended long term exposure limits for microwave radiation.
Banning cell phones in the classroom raised my % (A+B)'s from 71 % to 91 %.
Contents of this section Copyright 2001-2022 by Larry "Harris" Taylor
All rights reserved.
Use of these articles for personal or organizational profit is specifically denied.
These articles may be used for not-for-profit diving education
The contents of this web site were assembled with the best knowledge available at the time of creation.
Divers need to evaluate the material and determine usefulness to their own diving situation.
Readers assume all responsibility for applying site information to their personal practices.
Reading about diving is no substitute for in-water training from a certified instructor.
Author assumes no responsibility for use of site-furnished material.