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a case for oxygen-only rebreathers in our past, present, and future

Some legs of the journey are predictable, and others just aren’t. I first got the deep diving bug almost 20 years ago, and at that time (circa start of the 21st century) deep diving for the masses meant suffering through nitrogen narcosis, and severely limited bottom times given only open-circuit tech being in the mainstream. For the fortunate few who were ahead of the game, helium was accessible, though far from commonplace. Even further from the day to day was the use of mixed-gas rebreathers. Sure, there were a few early adopters, and those more elite individuals and groups just starting to push the limits of this technology, but they were far from commonplace. At that time, those very few out there doing exploration with rebreathers were able to very easily generate a public appeal for the technology given their solving the two aforementioned issues with deep diving – narcosis...
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