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    Those confusing acronyms and abbreviations.

    We all use some of those dreaded acronyms and abbreviations - have you wondered what they were but did not want to ask?

    Well here all (hopefully) might be revealed.
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    7P's or PPPPPPP - Proper Planning and Preparation Pevents Piss Poor Performance

    AAS - Alternate Air Source
    ADV - Automatic Dilutant Valve
    ATA - Atmospheres Absolute
    AP - Absolute Pressure / Ambient Pressure (also company behind YBOD!)
    APD - Ambient Pressure Diving (Inspiration/Evolution)
    ANDI - American Nitrox Divers Incorporated
    ATM - Atmosphere

    BCRA - British Cave Research Association
    BOB - Bail Out (re-)Breather
    BOV - BailOut Valve, OC integrated second stage in Dive/Surface Valve, aka OC/DSV
    BSAC - British Sub-Aqua Club

    CC - Closed Circuit
    CCBA - Closed Circuit Breathing Apparatus
    CCR - Closed Circuit Rebreather
    CDG - Cave Diving Group
    C-L - Cis-Lunar Development Laboratories
    CL - counterlung
    CO - Carbon Monoxide
    CO2 - Carbon Dioxide

    DAN - Diver's Alert Network
    DCI - Decompression Illness
    DCS - Decompression Sickness
    DEMA - Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association
    DIR - Do(ing) It Right
    DM - Dive Master (PADI)
    DO - Diving Officer
    DPV - Diver Propulsion Vehicle
    DSMB - Delayed Surface Marker Bouy
    DSV - Dive/Surface Valve
    DV - Demand Valve

    EAD - Equivalent Air Depth Effective Air Depth
    EAN - Enriched Air Nitrox
    EANx - Enriched Air Nitrox
    END - Equivalent Narcotic Depth
    eCCR - electronically controlled closed circuit rebreather

    FFM - Full Face Mask
    FFW - Feet of Fresh Water
    FSW - Feet of Salt Water

    GPS - Global Positioning System
    GUE - Global Unterwater Explorers

    HID - High Intensity Discharge
    HH - HammerHead electronics made by Juergensen Marine
    HP - High Pressure
    HPNS - High Pressure Nervous Syndrome

    IANTD - International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers
    ISC - Innerspace Systems Corporation (Megalodon)
    ITDA - Internation Technical Diving Association

    KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid!

    LIDS - London International Dive Show
    LP - Low Pressure

    MDT - Maximum Dive Time
    MFW - Metres of Fresh Water
    MGR - Mixed Gas Rebreather
    MOD - Maximum Operating Depth
    MSW - Metres of Salt Water
    mCCR - manually controlled closed circuit rebreather

    N2 - Nitrogen
    NACD - National Association for Cave Diving
    NAUI - National Association of Underwater Instructors
    NDL - No Decompression Limit
    NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    NSS-CDS - National Speleological Society - Cave Diving Section

    O2 - Oxygen
    OC - Open Circuit
    OC/DSV - Open Circuit integrated second stage in Dive Surface Valve aka BOV
    OMG - manufacturer Azimth, Nemesis, C/P96
    OPV - Over Pressure Relieve Valve
    OTT - Oxygen Tolerance Test
    OTU - Oxygen Toxicity Unit

    PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructors
    PP - Partial Pressure
    PSI - Pounds per Square Inch
    PVR-BASC - Passive Variable Respiratory-minute-volume Biased Addition Semi Closed (rebreather)
    pSCR - passive gas addition semi-closed circuit rebreather

    RMV - Respiratory Minute Volume

    SC - Semi-Closed
    SCR - Semi Closed Rebreather
    SCUBA - Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
    SI - Surface Interval
    SMI - Steam Machines Incorporated (PRISM)
    STROKE - Society of Technical Risk-Optimizing Karst Explorers

    TDI - Technical Diving International

    UBA - Underwater Breathing Apparatus

    VENTID - Vision Ears Nausea Twitching Irritation Dizziness

    WKPP - Woodville Karst Plain Project (not to be confused with the Klu Klux Klan)
    WOB - Work of Breathing

    YBOD - Yellow Box of Death / Debt (Inspiration)


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    If you know of any others please respond to this post and I will edit mine.
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    CC - Closed Circuit
    CDG - Cave Diving Group
    OC - Open Circuit
    NSS-CDS - National Speleological Society - Cave Diving Section
    TDI - Technical Diving International
    WKPP - Woodville Karst Plain Project (not to be confused with the Klu Klux Klan)

    and

    7P's or PPPPPPP - Proper Planning and Preparation Pevents Piss Poor Performance

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    APD - Ambient Pressure Diving (Inspiration/Evolution)

    C-L - Cis-Lunar Development Laboratories

    CL - counterlung

    DSV - Dive/Surface Valve

    GUE - Global Unterwater Explorers

    ISC - Innerspace Systems Corporation (Megalodon)

    OC/DSV - Open Circuit integrated second stage in Dive Surface Valve

    OMG - manufacturer Azimth, Nemesis, C/P96

    PVR-BASC - Passive Variable Respiratory-minute-volume Based Addition Semi Closed (rebreather)

    SC - Semi-Closed

    SMI - Steam Machines Incorporated (PRISM)

    STROKE - Society of Technical Risk-Optimizing Karst Explorers

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    SWMBO - She Who Will Be Obeyed - The lady in your life who curtails your diving.
    DW - Dive Widow - The lady on your life who doesn't curtail your diving (less you feel guilty).
    PPO2 - The partial oxygenpressure of the gas you are breathing. Very important for rebreather divers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FathomsDown
    SWMBO - She Who Will Be Obeyed - The lady in your life who curtails your diving.
    She better be obeyed or you may get a serious hit of hyperspousia. :p

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    Here are some more:

    http://www.diveinstruct.org.uk/terms.html - has pages for diving abbreviations and also general net ones...

    HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by FathomsDown
    DW - Dive Widow - The lady on your life who doesn't curtail your diving (less you feel guilty).
    That is not the correct definition of "DW" and "DW+" (trademark pending)...

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    I am surprised not to see "SNAFU" and "FUBAR" on the list, these are the most commonly used phrases on trips I attend.... maybe its just because I'm there?

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    No, you just gotta stop hanging with the YBOD crowd.

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