WELCOME: my name is ALBI.
Due to multinational friendships, this welcome message and a part of the technical infos are in english. However the diving course stuff and the course manuals on these pages are in plain german.
(*) NEDU = United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit, NMRI = Naval Medical Research Institute, UHMS = Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
Albi at his tedious world record of 36 hours underwater indoor cycling
Since I opened the chapter "my little virtual DIVE COMPUTER" Museum, I was inundated with tons of mails, asking for help, explanation and manuals ... Thanks for the enthusiasm around these old machines ...
Sometimes I get e-mails, asking about the kryptic things at the top of the page: this one is very easy.
One reads "SHALOM", which is hebrew and means just "hi", the next one is the same in arabic
it reads "As Salamu a'leikum". Basically both mean as well "Peace": I would prefer peace
for this particular region, because here we find the nearest and best diving place, the RED SEA!
I would like to say "Thank you" to all these individuals, who supported me during a couple of projects, to name a few: Computer & Dive Tables Specialty, Nitrox Manual, Rebreather Manual, Advanced Decompression workshop, Hardhat/Helmetdiving.
The support was enthusiastically and without any reservation! "Thank you" also to these organisations and companies who granted their copyrights!
As well a big THA for all the countless diving-students who have been a guinea pig during all of my courses/classes in the last 20 years and the divemasters/assistant instructors and instructor colleagues from the Tauchsportcenter Esslingen who proof-read my manuals, also for the tons of e-mails with ideas and feedback!Most notably, I would like to appreciate:
Jeff Nadler:then President DSAT, from whom I recieved, probably as one of the first guys in europe, the DSAT documentation
the late Dr. Max Hahn:who, a long time before the MicroBrain and later on the DC/NC 11 captured the market, gave me insight into these boxes and their coefficients and NDLs
Tobias Dräger:then Productmanager Rebreather DRÄGER DIVE; oh yeah: and the good old DRAEGER deco table !!!
Yron Yariv:NAUI Instructor, ELAT: during my first NITROX Course at the famous AQUASPORT in Elat, Israel, in hebrew, beginning the 90's
Dave Dinsmore:then director NOAA diving program (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration): sound input to the NOAA Manual Version 4
Chuck Young:Master Diver H NSSC United States Navy (U.S.N): for his bright way to deal with the USN Diving Manual ...
Karl E. Huggins:USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber: for his HUGI Table and nuts & bolts with it
Ron Nishi:Senior Diving Scientist, then the DCIEM (Defence & Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine) Andy Anlauf: for his ideas and support during the developpment of our deco table for Apnea Diving C.E. 2004.
the PADI Course Directors:in temporal order: Harald Teltschik, David Jackson, Ben Walzinger: for support, ideas and feedback ... In particular Ben, for his increasing and substantial interest in my PADI Specialty "DIVE TABLES"
Steven M. Barsky:
for ideas, support and excellent materials concerning hard hat diving, pls. cf.: www.hammerheadpress.com
and, first of all and most notably, my friend: Rainer Sommerkorn
who initiated me into the secrets of SCUBA diving and the USN deco table around the 70's at my precious Sinai beach between Elat and Ras Mohammad. Since then I am more or less spoiled for the regular life above the waterline ...
Dipl. Phys. A.S., "ALBI"
PADI Instructor #33913, ...
SSI TXR Instructor #12653
Esslingen, Autumn 1999 C.E.back to: DIVE TABLES homepage