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U.S. Navy Diving ManualVolume 5
Figure 21-3. Treatment of Decompression Sickness Occurring while at Decompression Stop in the Water.
Treatment of Decompression Sickness Occurring
While at a Decompression Stop in the Water
in the water
Compress to 60
fsw in chamber
on Table 5 or
60 fsw in chamber
on Table 6 or
multiplying all stop
times in table
Remain at treatment
depth at least 30
minutes in addition to
If 100 percent O2 is available for divers with a helmet or full face mask,
shift to this gas at depths of 30 fsw or less.
As an option, the Diving Supervisor may elect not to recompress the
diver 10 feet in the water, but to remove the diver from the water when
decompression risks are acceptable and treat the diver in the chamber.
If recompression goes deeper than the depth of the first stop in the
Decompression Table use a stop time equal to 1-1/2 times the first stop
in the Decompression Table for the one stop deeper than the first stop.
Always take a stop every 10 feet.