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RECREATIONAL DIVE PLANNER

START

DEPTH (metres)

D I V I N G S C I E N C E & T E C H N O L O G Y , C O R P.

METRIC

A
B
PRESSURE
GROUP
C
D
E
45
F
NO DECOMPRESSION
G
LIMITS
H
I
SAFETY STOP
J
REQUIRED
K
L
M
TABLE 1 N
NO DECOMPRESSION
LIMITS AND GROUP O
DESIGNATION TABLE
P
*10.5m actual; 10m
used for easy depth Q
gauge monitoring
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
DISTRIBUTED BY
PADI AMERICAS, INC.

10* 12

14

16

18

20

22

25

30

35

40

42
4

10

20

17

15

13

11

10

26

23

19

17

15

13

12

10

30

26

22

19

16

15

13

11

34

29

24

21

18

16

15

13

10

37

32

27

23

20

18

16

14

11

41

35

29

25

22

20

18

15

12

45

38

32

27

24

21

19

17

13

11

50

42

35

29

26

23

21

18

14

12

54

45

37

32

28

25

22

19

15

13

59

49

40

34

30

26

24

21

16

14

64

53

43

37

32

28

25

22

17

70

57

47

39

34

30

27

23

19

75

62

50

42

36

32

29

25

20

82

66

53

45

39

34

30

26

88

71

57

48

41

36

32

28

95

76

61

50

43

38

34

29

104

82

64

53

46

40

36

112

88

68

56

48

42

37

122

94

73

60

51

44

133 101

77

63

53

45

145 108

82

67

55

160 116

87

70

56

178 125

92

199 134

98

219 147

72
0:00
0:02
0:00 0:03
0:02 0:05

0:00
0:02
0:03
0:05
0:06
0:08

40

0:00
0:02
0:03
0:05
0:06
0:08
0:09
0:11

0:00
0:02
0:03
0:05
0:06
0:08
0:09
0:11
0:12
0:14

0:00
0:02
0:03
0:05
0:06
0:08
0:09
0:11
0:12
0:14
0:15
0:17

6
7

10

0:00
0:02
0:03
0:06
0:06
0:09
0:09
0:12
0:12
0:15
0:15
0:18
0:18
0:20

0:00
0:03
0:03
0:06
0:07
0:09
0:10
0:12
0:13
0:15
0:16
0:18
0:19
0:21
0:21
0:24

0:00
0:03
0:04
0:06
0:07
0:10
0:10
0:13
0:13
0:16
0:16
0:19
0:19
0:22
0:22
0:25
0:25
0:28

0:00
0:03
0:04
0:07
0:07
0:10
0:11
0:13
0:14
0:17
0:17
0:20
0:20
0:23
0:23
0:26
0:26
0:29
0:29
0:31

0:00
0:03
0:04
0:07
0:08
0:11
0:11
0:14
0:14
0:17
0:18
0:21
0:21
0:24
0:24
0:27
0:27
0:30
0:30
0:33
0:32
0:35

0:00
0:03
0:04
0:07
0:08
0:11
0:12
0:15
0:15
0:18
0:18
0:22
0:22
0:25
0:25
0:28
0:28
0:31
0:31
0:34
0:34
0:37
0:36
0:40

0:00
0:03
0:04
0:08
0:08
0:12
0:12
0:16
0:16
0:19
0:19
0:23
0:23
0:26
0:26
0:29
0:29
0:33
0:32
0:36
0:35
0:39
0:38
0:41
0:41
0:44

TABLE 2

SURFACE INTERVAL CREDIT TABLE


0:00
3:00
0:00 0:48
0:47
3:48
AL
0:00 0:22 1:10
V
0:21 1:09 4:10
R
0:00 0:09 0:31 1:19
TE
0:08 0:30 1:18 4:19
IN
E
0:00 0:08 0:17 0:39 1:28
0:07 0:16 0:38 1:27 4:28
AC
F
0:00 0:08 0:16 0:25 0:47 1:35
R
U
0:07
0:15 0:24 0:46 1:34 4:35
S
F
0:00 0:07 0:14 0:23 0:32 0:54 1:42
O
0:06 0:13 0:22 0:31 0:53 1:41 4:42
RT
0:00 0:06 0:13 0:21 0:29 0:38 1:00 1:48
A
0:05
0:12 0:20 0:28 0:37 0:59 1:47 4:48
ST
0:00 0:06 0:12 0:19 0:27 0:35 0:44 1:06 1:54
0:05 0:11 0:18 0:26 0:34 0:43 1:05 1:53 4:54
0:00 0:06 0:12 0:18 0:25 0:32 0:41 0:50 1:12 2:00
0:05 0:11 0:17 0:24 0:31 0:40 0:49 1:11 1:59 5:00
0:00 0:05 0:11 0:17 0:23 0:30 0:38 0:46 0:55 1:17 2:05
0:04 0:10 0:16 0:22 0:29 0:37 0:45 0:54 1:16 2:04 5:05
0:00 0:05 0:10 0:16 0:22 0:28 0:35 0:43 0:51 1:00 1:22 2:10
0:04 0:09 0:15 0:21 0:27 0:34 0:42 0:50 0:59 1:21 2:09 5:10
0:00 0:05 0:10 0:15 0:20 0:26 0:33 0:40 0:47 0:56 1:05 1:26 2:15
0:04 0:09 0:14 0:19 0:25 0:32 0:39 0:46 0:55 1:04 1:25 2:14 5:15
0:04 0:09 0:14 0:19 0:25 0:31 0:37 0:44 0:52 1:00 1:09 1:31 2:19
0:08 0:13 0:18 0:24 0:30 0:36 0:43 0:51 0:59 1:08 1:30 2:18 5:19
0:09 0:13 0:18 0:24 0:29 0:35 0:42 0:48 0:56 1:04 1:13 1:35 2:24
0:12 0:17 0:23 0:28 0:34 0:41 0:47 0:55 1:03 1:12 1:34 2:23 5:24
0:13 0:17 0:22 0:28 0:33 0:39 0:46 0:52 1:00 1:08 1:17 1:39 2:28
0:16 0:21 0:27 0:32 0:38 0:45 0:51 0:59 1:07 1:16 1:38 2:27 5:28
0:17 0:21 0:26 0:31 0:37 0:43 0:49 0:56 1:04 1:12 1:21 1:43 2:31
0:20 0:25 0:30 0:36 0:42 0:48 0:55 1:03 1:11 1:20 1:42 2:30 5:31
0:20 0:25 0:30 0:35 0:41 0:47 0:53 1:00 1:08 1:16 1:25 1:47 2:35
0:24 0:29 0:34 0:40 0:46 0:52 0:59 1:07 1:15 1:24 1:46 2:34 5:35
0:24 0:28 0:33 0:39 0:44 0:50 0:57 1:04 1:11 1:19 1:28 1:50 2:39
0:27 0:32 0:38 0:43 0:49 0:56 1:03 1:10 1:18 1:27 1:49 2:38 5:39
0:27 0:32 0:37 0:42 0:48 0:54 1:00 1:07 1:14 1:23 1:32 1:54 2:42
0:31 0:36 0:41 0:47 0:53 0:59 1:06 1:13 1:22 1:31 1:53 2:41 5:42
0:30 0:35 0:40 0:45 0:51 0:57 1:03 1:10 1:18 1:26 1:35 1:57 2:45
0:34 0:39 0:44 0:50 0:56 1:02 1:09 1:17 1:25 1:34 1:56 2:44 5:45
0:34 0:38 0:43 0:48 0:54 1:00 1:06 1:13 1:21 1:29 1:38 2:00 2:48
0:37 0:42 0:47 0:53 0:59 1:05 1:12 1:20 1:28 1:37 1:59 2:47 5:48
0:37 0:41 0:46 0:51 0:57 1:03 1:09 1:16 1:24 1:32 1:41 2:03 2:51
0:40 0:45 0:50 0:56 1:02 1:08 1:15 1:23 1:31 1:40 2:02 2:50 5:51
0:40 0:44 0:49 0:54 1:00 1:06 1:12 1:19 1:27 1:35 1:44 2:06 2:54
0:43 0:48 0:53 0:59 1:05 1:11 1:18 1:26 1:34 1:43 2:05 2:53 5:54
0:42 0:47 0:52 0:57 1:03 1:09 1:15 1:22 1:30 1:38 1:47 2:09 2:57
0:46 0:51 0:56 1:02 1:08 1:14 1:21 1:29 1:37 1:46 2:08 2:56 5:57
0:45 0:50 0:55 1:00 1:06 1:12 1:18 1:25 1:32 1:41 1:50 2:12 3:00
0:49 0:54 0:59 1:05 1:11 1:17 1:24 1:31 1:40 1:49 2:11 2:59 6:00

Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J

H G F E D C B A

M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M
CONTINUE ON OTHER SIDE

PRESSURE GROUP AT END OF SURFACE INTERVAL


Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J

10*

219

12

147

14
16
18

199 178 160


20
41 59
134 125 116
13
22 31
98
92 87
6
11
72 70
2
56

20

145
74
108
39
82
16
67
5
55

133
86
101
46
77
21
63
9
53
3
45

22

122 112
97 107
94 88
53 59
73 68
25 30
60 56
12 16
51 48
5
8
44 42
3
37

25
METRIC

30
35

104
115
82
65
64
34
53
19
46
10
40
5
36

95
88
124 131
76
71
71
76
61
57
37
41
50
48
22
24
43
41
13
15
38
36
7
9
34
32
3
5
29
28

82
137
66
81
53
45
45
27
39
17
34
11
30
7
26
3

75
70
64
144 149 155
62
57
53
85
90
94
50
47
43
48
51
55
42
39
37
30
33
35
36
34
32
20
22
24
32
30
28
13
15
17
29
27
25
8
10
12
25
23
22
4
6
7
20
19
17
3

40
*10.5m actual: 10m used for easy depth gauge monitoring.
The Recreational Dive Planner is designed specifically for planning recreational (no decompression) dives on air only. Do not attempt to use it for planning decompression dives.
Safety Stops A safety stop for 3 minutes at 5m is required any
time the diver comes up to or within 3 pressure groups of a no decompression limit and for any dive to a depth of 30m or deeper.
Emergency Decompression If a no decompression limit is exceeded by no more than 5 minutes, an 8 minute decompression
stop at 5m is mandatory. Upon surfacing, the diver must remain
out of the water for at least 6 hours prior to making another dive.
If a no decompression limit is exceeded by more than 5 minutes,
a 5m decompression stop of no less than 15 minutes is urged (air
supply permitting). Upon surfacing, the diver must remain out of
the water for at least 24 hours prior to making another dive.

Flying After Diving Recommendations


For Dives Within the No Decompression Limits

RETURN TO
TABLE
ONE

Single Dives: A minimum pre-flight surface interval of


12 hours is suggested.
Repetitive Dives and/or Multi-day Dives: A minimum
pre-flight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.
For Dives Requiring Decompression Stops

A minimum pre-flight surface interval greater than 18 hours


is suggested.

59
54
50
160 165 169
49
45
42
98 102 105
40
37
35
58
61
63
34
32
29
38
40
43
30
28
26
26
28
30
26
25
23
19
20
22
24
22
21
13
15
16
21
19
18
8
10
11
16
15
14
4
5
6
14
13
12

H G F E D C B A
45
41 37
174 178 182
38
35 32
109 112 115
32
29 27
66
69 71
27
25 23
45
47 49
24
22 20
32
34 36
21
20 18
27
24
25
16
19
18
21
18
19
14
17
15
15
12
14
11
13
12
9
7
8
9
11
10
5
3
4
9
8

34
30 26
185 189 193
29
26 23
118 121 124
24
22 19
74
76 79
21
19 17
51
53 55
18
16 15
38
40 41
16
15 13
29
30 32
15
13 12
22
24 25
13
11
10
16
18 19
10
9
8
10
11
12
9
8
7
5
6
7
7
7
6

20
10
199 209
17
9
130 138
15
8
83
90
13
7
59
65
11
6
45
50
10
6
35
39
9
5
28
32
8
4
21
25
6
3
14
17
5
3
9
11
5
2
4
7

TABLE 3 REPETITIVE DIVE TIMETABLE


Diving at Altitude Diving at altitude (300m or higher) requires
the use of special procedures.
Special Rules for Multiple Dives
If you are planning 3 or more dives in a day: Beginning with the
first dive, if your ending pressure group after any dive is W or X,
the minimum surface interval between all subsequent dives is 1
hour. If your ending pressure group after any dive is Y or Z, the
minimum surface interval between all subsequent dives is 3
hours.
Note: Since little is presently known about the physiological effects of multiple dives over multiple days, divers are wise to make
fewer dives and limit their exposure toward the end of a multi-day
dive series.
General Rules
Ascend from all dives at a rate not to exceed 18m per minute.
When planning a dive in cold water or under conditions that
might be strenuous, plan the dive assuming the depth is 4m
deeper than actual.
Plan repetitive dives so each successive dive is to a shallower depth. Limit repetitive dives to 30m or shallower.
Never exceed the limits of this planner and, whenever possible, avoid diving to the limits of the planner. 42m is for emergency purposes only, do not dive to this depth.

White area indicates Residual Nitrogen


Time (RNT) in minutes and is to be
added to Actual Bottom Time (ABT).

25
30

Blue area indicates adjusted no decompression limits. Actual Bottom Time


(ABT) should not exceed this number.
Residual Nitrogen Time (RNT)
+ Actual Bottom Time (ABT)
= Total Bottom Time (TBT)

CAUTION: This product for use only by


certified divers or individuals under the
supervision of a certified scuba instructor.
Misuse of this product may result in serious injury or death. If you are unsure as to
how to properly use this product, consult
a certified scuba instructor.
Product No. 66055 Ver 1.2 (Rev. 02/03)

012PDH9

Printed in USA.

Diving Science & Technology, Corp. 1985-2003

DEPTH (metres)