Tech-Diving 2000


F. Gregg Bemis Jr
The Lusitania as a diving site.

Edward A. Betts
Oxygen Handling Protocol for Gas Blenders

Kevin Gurr
Rebreather diving in Guam using the VR3.

Dr. R. W. "Bill" Hamilton
Helium theories.
Although many other factors are involved, it is the use of helium that defines technical diving and makes it possible to dive deeper than the traditional air diving limits in a responsible way. Dr. Hamilton will discuss the rationale for using helium, its physiological effects both good and bad, how helium appears to behave in decompression and decompression tables, the curious role of helium in treatment of DCS, and alternatives to helium as a diving gas.

Peter Hess
ProSEA attorney and extreme diver, fighting UNESCO banning.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Imbert
Decompression modeling.

George Irvine III
Project director WKPP.
World record cave dive, Wakulla springs.

Olivier Isler
Autonomous diver.
With a self-made rebreather, I have shown it was possible to achieve solo extreme diving without bailout (safety or relay bottles) systems. So, redundancy is possible on rebreathers, and, in my mind, the way to be followed.

Jarrod Jablonski
President and founder of Global Underwater Explorers.
Expedition leader, Britannic 99.

Dr. Johan Rönnby
The kings carvel.
Marine archaeology and diving technology, an example from Stockholm archipelago.

Mario M. Weidner
Deep wreck-diving projects in the Irish Sea.

Dr. Hans Örnhagen
Tech-Diving in the future - Liquid breathing or chemical decompression?