Evaluation of a Diving Log Form to Replace OPNAV Form 9940.
NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FLA
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A proposed diving log form and the Standard Navy Diving Log Form OPNAV 9940 were used by five Navy divers to record eight diving scenarios. The completion time and the number of errors made on each log were recorded. These data were subjected to statistical tests to determine whether the new form was superior. The two diving log forms were identical with respect to the number of errors they evoked from the divers who filled them out. The two forms were also identical with respect to the time required to record simple, no-decompression, and the accident-free diving scenarios. However, the proposed new diving log saved divers an average of 40 of the time required, using OPNAV 9940, to record complex diving scenarios. The proposed diving log form was preferred by the divers because it does not required an inconvenient overlay to aid completion, as does the OPNAV 9940.
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