What is the MOD of air?

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asked Apr 20, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Cvet (3,369 points)

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answered Jan 28, 2018 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
selected Jan 28, 2018 by Cvet
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Well, we went 230' on regular air. I would not recommend that but we did do it. I was with Cousteau on Calypso. 1989. Off Cape Hatteras, diving on the USS Monitor from the Civil War. We were narced. We knew we would be. (I agree with Cvet's answer.)
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answered Apr 20, 2017 by revgramza (1,095 points)
The MOD (Maximum operating Depth) for air is 187 feet.

Of course this is too deep for a recreational diver.  When using air, the limiting factors will  be your no-decompression limit, narcosis, and the diver's experience level.

I love going deep, but then my dives are very short.  It's better to stay at a reasonable depth and stay under water longer
commented Apr 20, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Most divers do not realize air can take you to this depth. But remember your not going to be there long and deco will be expected.
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