Diving physiology articles

Published by rdevanney on

Whiteboard showing notes on diving physiology. Here the 5 minute neuro exam

Diving physiology articles


Diving physiology articles that aren’t written in dry scientific jargon are difficult to find on the internet. Some of the articles below are more accessible than others.


For an up-to-date account of the latest decompression and diving physiology research, I highly recommend you get a hold of Simon Pridmore’s book “Scuba Physiological”. It’s written by the researchers themselves and edited into plain English by Simon. Read more about it here.


If you know of any articles that should be here, contact me.

Gas physiology


Pulmonary gas exchange in diving- R. E. Moon, D. Cherry, B. W. Stolp, and E. M. Camporesi

The physiology of compressed gas diving- Simon Mitchell

Breathing at depth- K. Tetzlaff, E. Thorsen

High Pressure Neurological Syndrome- Dr David Sawatzky

Isobaric counter diffusion

Isobaric Counter diffusion in the Real World- Reilly Fogarty, InDepth Magazine.

Isobaric counter diffusion- fact and fiction- B.R. Wienke & T.R. O’Leary, NAUI Technical Diving Operations.

How to avoid a isobaric counter diffusion hit- Steve Burton.

Isobaric counter diffusion- when, why, and how to avoid it- Antonio Pasorelli.

Isobaric counter diffusion criteria- The Theoretical Diver.

Relations of Isobaric gas counterdiffusion and decompression gas lesion dideases- C.J. Lambertsen, M.D.

Kinetics of isobaric counterdiffusion- George Karreman, Christian J. Lambertsen.

Diving equipment articles

Technical diving articles