MK 16 Deployment Procedures.
NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL
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The Navy Experimental Diving Unit conducted manned open water testing to evaluate deployment procedures for mixed gas self contained underwater breathing apparatus SCUBA MK 16 MOD O UBA in June 1983. In water decompressiion was conducted day and night in ambient water temperature ranges of 58 to 70 F. The new procedures proved fully compatible with in-service U.S. Navy equipment. In addition, the procedures were used to deploy self contained divers to 205 FSW for a bottom time of 25 minutes and safely perform requisite decompression in water using minimal surface support.
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