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32% Nitrox

THE GOOD FORMAT DIVE TABLES

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Table 2. Surface Interval (Nitrogen Elimination) Times. Times shown as hrs:mins


After 12 hrs all residual nitrogen is eliminated, making you a non-repetitive diver (NRD)

NRDs
Start
Here

12:01 12:01 12:01 12:01 12:01 12:01 12:01 12:01 12:01 12:01 12:01 12:01 12:01 12:01
12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00

0:10 2:11 2:50 5:49 6:33


2:10 2:49 5:48 6:32
0:10 1:40 2:39 3:23
1:39 2:38 3:22
A
0:10 1:10 1:58
1:09 1:57
B
0:10 0:55
0:54
C
0:10
D

7:06
7:05
3:58
3:57
2:29
2:28
1:30
1:29
0:46
0:45
0:10

E
F
Once you exit the
water, your body starts
to eliminate the additional
nitrogen absorbed at depth.
Over time, you will progress
through different nitrogen groups
(for example, F to E to D, etc.), until
after 12 hours without diving, you
will become a non-repetitive diver.

7:36
7:35
4:26
4:25
2:59
2:58
2:00
1:59
1:16
1:15
0:41
0:40
0:10

8:00
7:59
4:50
4:49
3:21
3:20
2:24
2:23
1:42
1:41
1:07
1:06
0:37
0:36
0:10

8:22
8:21
5:13
5:12
3:44
3:43
2:45
2:44
2:03
2:02
1:30
1:29
1:00
0:59
0:34
0:33
0:10

8:41
8:40
5:41
5:40
4:03
4:02
3:05
3:04
2:21
2:20
1:48
1:47
1:20
1:19
0:55
0:54
0:32
0:31
0:10

8:59
8:58
5:49
5:48
4:20
4:19
3:22
3:21
2:39
2:38
2:04
2:03
1:36
1:35
1:12
1:11
0:50
0:49
0:29
0:28
0:10

9:13
9:12
6:03
6:02
4:36
4:35
3:37
3:36
2:54
2:53
2:20
2:19
1:50
1:49
1:26
1:25
1:05
1:04
0:46
0:45
0:27
0:26
0:10

K
Air
Depths
From
U.S.
Navy
Dive
Tables

15

40'

51'

50'

63'

80'

L
L

Table 3. Dive Time Limits for Repetitive Divers

310

51'
7
193
17
183
25
175
37
163
49
151
61
139
73
127
87
113
101
99
116
84
138
62
161
39
187
13
213

40'

51'

30

45

60

75

95

120

145

170

205

250

310

310

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63' 75'
6
5
94 55
13 11
87 49
21 17
79 43
29 24
71 36
38 30
62 30
47 36
53 24
56 44
44 16
66 52
34
8
76 61
24
87 70
13
99 79
1
111 88

86'
4
46
9
41
15
35
20
30
26
24
31
19
37
13
43
7
50

98' 109' 121'


4
3
3
36 27 22
8
7
7
32 23 18
13 11 10
27 19 15
18 16 14
22 14 11
23 20 18
17 10
7
28 24 22
12
6
3
32 29 26
8
1
38 33 30
2
43 38 34

57

48

43

64

54

47

72

61

124

97

80

68

142 107

87

63'

86'

75'

132'
3
17
6
14
10
10
13
7
16
4
20

Max
Allowable
Depth
=
132'

24
27
31

38

Diving to the ANDL as


53 a repetitive diver is
similar to diving to
58 the NDL as a NRD and
should be avoided.

98' 109' 121' 132'

RNT RNT RNT RNT RNT RNT RNT RNT RNT RNT RNT RNT

~~~~~~~~SEA LEVEL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SEA LEVEL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SEA LEVEL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SEA LEVEL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SEA LEVEL~~~~~~~~~~


40'

70'

9:44
9:43
6:33
6:32
5:04
5:03
4:05
4:04
3:23
3:22
2:48
2:47
2:19
2:18
1:54
1:53
1:31
1:30
1:12
1:11
0:55
0:54
0:40
0:39
0:25
0:24
0:10
N

Equiv. Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Group
Nitrox
Nitrox
Depth
Depth

30'

60'

9:29
9:28
6:19
6:18
4:50
4:49
3:53
3:52
3:09
3:08
2:35
2:34
2:06
2:05
1:40
1:39
1:19
1:18
1:00
0:59
0:43
0:42
0:26
0:25
0:10

A GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time


NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
B GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
C GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
D GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
E GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
F GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
G GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
H GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
I GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
J GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
K GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
L GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
M GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)
N GROUP Residual Nitrogen Time
NDL - RNT = Adjusted NDL (ANDL)

40'
15

(32% O2, 68% N2)

30
15

45
25

60
30

75
40

95
50

120
70

145
80

170
100

205
110

15

25

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

40

50

55

60

10

15

20

30

35

40

45

50

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

70
2
60
8
50
10

10

12

15

20

25

30

80
7
70
14
60
17
50
18

98'

100'

121'

110'

132'

150

10

86'

109'

130

310

No
No
NDL NDL
170 200

40'
51'

75'

90'

250

7
5

10

130'
140'
20

13

20
15

22

25

30
3

160
21
120
26
90
23

40
15

No Decompression Limit (NDL)

63'
75'
86'
98'
109'
121'

TBT
These tables are
based upon the U.S.
Navy air tables.
Equivalent nitrox depths are
derived by equating the
nitrogen partial pressure of
32%nitrox (32% O2, 68% N2)
to that of air (21% O2, 79% N2).
Equating Formula:
Equiv. Nitrox depth (feet)=
[(Air Depth + 33')x(.79/.68)]-33'

ABT

On Table 4, the amount of nitrogen


contained in your body when you enter
the water (RNT) must be added to
=
+
the amount of nitrogen accumulated
TBT
ABT
during your dive (ABT) to compute
=
+
your total bottom time (TBT).
TBT
ABT
Find your TBT on Table 1
=
+
and read up to determine
TBT
ABT
your nitrogen group
=
+
at the end of the dive.
TBT
ABT
ABT

TBT

132'

TBT requiring decompression


Minutes required at 10' stop

Table 1. Time at Depth to Nitrogen Group Conversion (Time in Minutes, Depth in Feet)

ABT

TBT

20

25
30
3
7
With 1.6 Atm. oxygen partial pressure, the maximum allowable depth
using 32% nitrox is 132'
With 1.6 Atm. oxygen partial pressure, the maximum allowable depth
using 32% nitrox is 132'
With 1.6 Atm. oxygen partial pressure, the maximum allowable depth
using 32% nitrox is 132'

120'

10

15

40
7

140
10
100
14
80
18
70
23
60
25

TBT

The maximum allowable depth in feet =


[(1.6 /%O2)x33']-33'
where:
1.6 = Maximum allowed partial pressure of oxygen in Atm.
%O2=%O2 in nitrox mixture

TBT

ABT

TBT

ABT

TBT

ABT

TBT

ABT

ABT

Table 4. Total Bottom Time Conversion


Warning: No claim whatsoever is made that even correct usage of
these tables will necessarily prevent serious injury or even death.