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when do u start/stop calculating your bottom time?

Post Number:#1  Postby superkingkong » Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:52 am

for eg, u say u want to go 30m for 20mins.

do u start counting your 20mins the moment u start to descend from surface?
or
the moment u touch 30m?

and when do u stop counting?

the moment u leave the 30m spot?
or when u reach 5m for safety stop?
or safety stop time also included in your 20mins?

thanks :)
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Re: when do u start/stop calculating your bottom t

Post Number:#2  Postby jgshuwei » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:41 am

I think the DC works immediately when U touch the sea water.
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Re: when do u start/stop calculating your bottom t

Post Number:#3  Postby Quero » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:57 am

for eg, u say u want to go 30m for 20mins.

do u start counting your 20mins the moment u start to descend from surface?
or
the moment u touch 30m?

and when do u stop counting?

the moment u leave the 30m spot?
or when u reach 5m for safety stop?
or safety stop time also included in your 20mins?

thanks :)


If you are simply logging your dive times, your 3 min safety stop is not included in the bottom time, but it is included in the total dive time. We typically descend a lot faster than we ascend, so the BT includes all the time we are descending plus the time until we reach the safety stop.

So if you have 20 min BT plus 3 min safety stop, your dive time is 23 min.
However, for calculating your PG after the dive, include those 3 min as a margin for safety. That is, calculate your PG on your total dive time, not just the bottom time.
Last edited by Quero on Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: when do u start/stop calculating your bottom t

Post Number:#4  Postby SeaDemon » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:29 am

I concur with Q.
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Re: when do u start/stop calculating your bottom t

Post Number:#5  Postby superkingkong » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:44 am

cool... thanks for the explanation :)
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Re: when do u start/stop calculating your bottom t

Post Number:#6  Postby HoleMaster » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:47 pm

Since this is considered an important topic and queries has been answered im locking the topic and put it as sticky
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