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Front Cover of US Navy Diving Manual Revision 6 Looseleaf

  US Navy Diving Manual Revision 6 Looseleaf
US Navy

Our Price: £87.99

Pages : 992 pages
Publication Date : Jun 2008
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Buy US Navy Diving Manual Revision 6 Looseleaf

The Revised 6th Edition of the United States Navy Diving Manual incorporates many changes. The first major change is a complete revision of the air diving procedures and air diving tables in Chapter 9 of the Manual.

“The procedures and tables are the mature product of ten years of work including testing, rigorous analysis, and Fleet Diver feedback. The bottom line is that these new tables and procedures represent a quantum step forward in safe diving practices and correct identified safety deficiencies in the existing air tables that have been part of the manual virtually without significant change for fifty years.”
Captain Rich Hooper USN Faceplate Magazine Vol 11 No. 2

The second major change concerns the operation and procedures of the Oxygen Regulator Control Assembly (ORCA), a key material element that enables the proper implementation of the preferred air diving decompression regime in the revised Diving Manual: decompression with oxygen. The third addition is the training requirements for Oxygen Worker Training, a necessary element for commands to manage the oxygen systems which are required for the revised procedures.

For twenty years the US Navy Diving Manual has been the ultimate reference source for the diver. AquaPress are pleased to announce the publication of the 6th version of the US Navy Diving Manual. The US Navy Diving Manual is now available for the first time as a complete manual. Potential readers may feel challenged by the sheer size of the work. At over 950 A4 pages the book is unsurpassed in technical detail and depth. As the ultimate diving reference work the book contains everything you ever wanted to know about diving and many aspects that you could never imagine! The manual is however surprisingly easy to read. One of the reasons for this is that the manual is actually made up of five individual books or volumes.
The volumes are as follows:-

Volume 1: Diving Principles and Policies
Volume 2: Air Diving Operations
Volume 3: Mixed Gas Surface Supplied Diving Operations
Volume 4: Closed Circuit and Semiclosed Circuit Diving Operations
Volume 5: Diving Medicine and Recompression Chamber Operations

These volumes mean that despite the books size the individual volumes make for user friendly reading. Each section has been extensively researched and is widely regarded as the technical standard for diving information and procedures.
The manual is easily referenced and used internationally by recreational, commercial, and military divers because of its authoritative and approved procedures.
This 6th Revision contains the most up to date decompression tables, and techniques for avoiding decompression sickness. This manual is a must for all serious divers.

CONTENTS - Each Line is a Chapter Heading
(From Revision 5)

1 History of Diving
Surface-Supplied Diving
Scuba Diving
Mixed-Gas Diving
Submarine Salvage and Rescue
Salvage Diving
Open-Sea Deep Diving Records

2 Underwater Physics
Light Energy in Diving
Mechanical Energy in Diving
Heat Energy in Diving
Pressure in Diving
Gases in Diving
Gas Laws
Gas Mixtures

3 Underwater Physiology
The Nervous System
The Circulatory System
The Respiratory System
Respiratory Problems in Diving
Breathholding & Unconsciousness
Effects of Baratrauma and Pressure on the Human Body
Pulmonary Overinflation Syndromes
Indirect Effects of Pressure
Physiological Hazards from Munitions
Thermal Problems and Other Physiological Problems in Diving

4 Dive Systems
General Information
Diver's Breathing Gas Purity Standards
Diver's Air Sampling Program
Diving Compressors
Diving Gauges
Compressed Gas Handling and Storage

5 Dive Program Administration
Objectives of the Record Keeping and Reporting System
Record Keeping and Reporting Documents
Command Smooth Diving Log
Recompression Chamber Log
Diver's Personal Dive Log
Diving Mishap/Casualty Reporting
Equipment Failure or Deficiency Reporting
U.S. Navy Dive Reporting System (DRS)
Accident/Incident Equipment Investigation Requirements
Reporting Criteria
Actions Required

1A Safe Diving Distances From Transmitting Sonar
Sonar Diving Distances Worksheets with Directions for Use
Guidance for Diver Exposure to Low-Frequency Sonar (160-320 Hz)
Guidance for Diver Exposure to Ultrasonic Sonar (250 KHz and Greater)
Telephone Numbers
List of Acronyms

6 Operational Planning
General Planning Considerations
Define Mission Objective
Identify Operational Tasks
Collect and Analyze Data
Identify Environmental & Operational Hazards
Select Diving Technique
Select Equipment & Supplies
Select and Assemble the Diving Team
OSHA Requirements for U.S. Navy Civilian Diving
Organize and Schedule Operations
Brief the Diving Team
Air Diving Equipment Reference Data

7 Scuba Diving Operations
Required Equipment for Scuba Operations
Optional Equipment for Scuba Operations
Air Supply
Predive Procedures
Water Entry & Descent
Underwater Procedures
Ascent Procedures
Postdive Procedures

8 Surface-Supplied Air Diving Operations
MK21 MOD 1
MK20 MOD 0
Portable Surface-Supplied Diving Systems
Accessory Equipment for Surface-Supplied Diving
Surface Air Supply Systems
Diver Communications
Predive Procedures
Water Entry and Descent
Underwater Procedures
Ascent Procedures
Surface Decompression
Postdive Procedures

9 Air Decompression
Theory of Decompression
Air Decompression Definitions
Dive Recording
Table Selection
Ascent Procedures
Unlimited/No-Decompression Limits and Repetitive Group
Desigantion Table for Unlimited/No-Decompression Air Dives
U.S. Navy Standard Air Decompression Table
Repetitive Dives
Surface Decompression
Exceptional Exposure Dives
Diving at High Altitudes
Ascent to Altitude After Diving/Flying After Diving

10 Nitrogen-Oxygen Diving Operations
Equivalent Air Depth
Oxygen Toxicity
Nitrox Diving Procedures
Nitrox Repetitive Diving
Nitrox Dive Charting
Fleet Training for Nitrox
Nitrox Diving Equipment
Equipment Cleanliness
Breathing Gas Purity
Nitrox Mixing
Nitrox, Mixing, Blending and Storage Systems

11 Ice and Cold Water Diving Operations
Operations Planning
Predive Procedures
Underwater Procedures
Operating Precautions
Emergency Procedures
Additional References

12 Mixed Gas Diving Theory
Boyle's Law
Charles'/Gay-Lussac's Law
The General Gas Law
Dalton's Law
Henry's Law

13 Mixed Gas Opertional Planning
Establish Operational Tasks
Select Diving Method and Equipment
Selecting and Assembling the Dive Team
Briefing the Dive Team
Final Preparations and Safety Precautions
Record Keeping
Mixed Gas Diving Equipment

14 Surface Supplied Mixed Gas Diving Procedures
Planning the Operation
Surface Supplied Helium Oxygen Descent and Ascent Procedures
Surface Supplied Helium Oxygen Emergency Procedures
Charting Surface Supplied Helium Oxygen Dives

15 Saturation Diving
Basic Components of a Saturation Dive System
U.S. Navy Saturation Facilities
Operational Considerations
Selection of Storage Depth
DDC and PTC Atmosphere Control
Gas Supply Requirements
Environmental Control
Fire Zone Considerations
Atmosphere Quality Control
Compression Phase
Storage Depth
Deep Diving Systems (DDS) Emergency Procedures
Saturation Decompression
Postdive Procedures

16 Breathing Gas Mixing Procedures
Mixing Procedures
Gas Analysis

17 Closed-Circuit Mixed-Gas UBA Diving
Principles of Operation
USN Closed-Circuit Mixed-Gas UBA
Operational Planning
Predive Procedures
Water Entry and Descent
Underwater Procedures
Ascent Procedures
Postdive Procedures
Decompression Procedures
Medical Aspects of Closed-Circuit Mixed-Gas UBA

18 Closed-Circuit Oxygen UBA Diving
Medical Aspects of Closed-Circuit Oxygen Diving
MK 25 (Draeger LAR V UBA)
Closed-Circuit Oxygen Exposure Limits
Operations Planning
Predive Procedures
Water Entry and Descent
Underwater Procedures
Ascent Procedures
Post Dive Procedures and Dive Documentation

19 Diving Disorders Not Requiring Recompression Therapy
Breathing Gas Disorders
Pulmonary Overinflation Syndromes
Disorders of Higher Function and Consciousness
Near Drowning
Thermal Stress
Operational Hazards
Medications and Diving

20 Diving Disorders Requiring Recompression Therapy
Arterial Gas Embolism
Decompression Sickness

21 Recompression Therapy
Prescribing and Modifying Treatments
Omitted Decompression
Recompression Treatments When No Recompression Chamber Is Available
Recompression Treatments When Chamber Is Available
Post-Treatment Considerations
Non-Standard Treatments
Recompression Treatment Abort Procedures
Emergency Medical Equipment

22 Recompression Chamber Operation
State of Readiness
Gas Supply
Chamber Maintenance
Diver Candidate Pressure Test

5A Neurological Examination
Initial Assessment of Diving Injuries
Neurological Assessment

5B First Aid
Cardiopulmonary Resucitation
Control of Massive Bleeding

5C Dangerous Marine Animals
Predatory Marine Animals
Venomous Marine Animals
Poisonous Marine Animals
References For Additional Information


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