Dive Planning Heritage Corner
OLD ARCHIVE VERSIONS LISTED BELOW… SEE ABOVE LINKS FOR LATEST VERSIONS
Gap Dive Planner-old (5.1Mb)
The current up to date version of ProPlanner is available for purchase from http://www.vr3.co.uk/
Dive Profile Analyzers
Is your decompression profile safe ?
Compare your deco profile against all man tested dive algorithms using the Combined Decompression Model CDM-18 Dive Profile Analyzer Information
Gas Blender Programs
Air-Nitrox-Trimix Gas Blender Analyzer 2005 (30Kb)As used in many dive shops for calculating Trimix, Nitrox and Heliox gas fill costs. Metric and Imperial readout.
Other Technical Diving Software Utilities
MV Plan (ZHL16b/c-based planner): http://users.on.net/~wittig/diving/mvplan.html
HLPlanner (VPM-B – based planner): http://www.hlplanner.com/
ISE Wetnotes (Gas blending): http://wetnotes.t-provider.de/
General Software Notes
Have fun with the above programs and utilities. Their use should all be self explanatory. If you don’t understand the usage of these type of programs or even how to even copy the install file from a CD to your hard drive & follow installation instructions…you’re in the wrong place, go out and buy the full versions with their idiot proof instructions, and particularly important, get some formal training in decompression diving and how to use a bloody computer. Additionally, some of these programs here are older buggier versions of proprietary programs still in existence costing US$100’s. Contact me for questions regarding the use of these programs for planning actual dives, or suggestions of new programs or utilities to write.
Deco Dive profiles produced by older decompression dive planning programs are considered quite aggressive by modern standards, especially if you don’t include ‘deep stops’ and sufficient safety margins. Read each program’s inbuilt documentation before planning actual dives with them.
You are highly recommended purchase the current up to date version of the respective programs from the web site links given above.