When Bubbles Go Down!

When Bubbles Go Down!

As children, we’re taught some very basic rules about physics. For starters, water is heavy, and bubbles go up. We learn about bubbles from a young age, starting in the bath tub. As we get older and become SCUBA divers, we learn that due to Boyle’s Law, as...
Boyle’s Law in Bubbles!

Boyle’s Law in Bubbles!

As an anesthesia provider, I learned about Boyles Gas Law (P1V1=P2V2). “The absolute pressure exerted by a given mass of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to the volume it occupies if the temperature and amount of gas remain unchanged within a closed system….as...
Capt. Hook’s MTAC is Making Us A Better Dive Operation

Capt. Hook’s MTAC is Making Us A Better Dive Operation

Ever since we have started Capt. Hook’s MTAC (Medical Training in Austere Conditions) we have become obsessed with becoming an even better dive operation. We have some of the finest instructors in the Florida Keys and therefore the world.  To be able to teach divers...
Re-defining Golden Hour

Re-defining Golden Hour

Redefining golden hour! MTAC’s tagline is getting quite a buzz. So, time to explain… After years of serving in military medicine and teaching at both civilian and military medical and nursing schools, one theme became apparent. We teach our future providers how to...
Oxygen Math! Part Two…

Oxygen Math! Part Two…

But what about cube space? H-cylinders less cube space, but heavier, E-cylinder more cube space, but lighter So now you have to ask yourself, is it reasonable to bring 44 E-cylinders? If not, what is the risk? How much risk are you willing to take? So here are some...