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    Acronyms (consolidated list)

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

    AAS - Alternate Air Source
    ADV - Automatic Dilutant Valve
    AIDS: Aquatic Industry Divorce Syndrome
    AMHA = Ā Mon Humble Avis (French for IMHO)
    ANDI - American Nitrox Divers Incorporated
    AP - Absolute Pressure / Ambient Pressure (also company behind YBOD!)
    APD - Ambient Pressure Diving (Inspiration/Evolution)
    APD - Ambient Pressure Diving (Inspiration/Evolution)
    APD Ambient Pressure Diving
    APECS - Advanced Personal Environmental Controller System
    ASS - Alberta Speleological Society
    ATA - Atmospheres Absolute
    ATM - Atmosphere

    BCRA - British Cave Research Association
    BCSF - BC Speleological Federation
    BNADY but not actually dead yet.
    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
    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
    DILLIGAF ; Does it look like I give A F**k.
    DIR - Do(ing) It Right
    DM - Dive Master (PADI)
    DO - Diving Officer
    DPV - Diver Propulsion Vehicle
    DSMB - Delayed Surface Marker Buoy
    DSV - Dive/Surface Valve
    DV - Demand Valve
    DW - Dive Widow - The lady on your life who doesn't curtail your diving (less you feel guilty).

    EAD - Equivalent Air Depth Effective Air Depth
    EAN - Enriched Air Nitrox
    EANx - Enriched Air Nitrox
    eCCR - electronically controlled closed circuit rebreather
    eCCR electronic CCR
    END - Equivalent Narcotic Depth
    ETLA Extended three letter acronym

    FART Federated Australian Rebreather Trainers
    FART Flatulence Assisted Rebreather Technology
    FFM - Full Face Mask
    FFW - Feet of Fresh Water
    FSW - Feet of Salt Water
    FUBAR F***d Up Beyond All Recognition

    GPS - Global Positioning System
    GUE - Global Underwater Explorers

    HH - HammerHead electronics made by Juergensen Marine
    HID - High Intensity Discharge
    HP - High Pressure
    HPNS - High Pressure Nervous Syndrome
    HUD : Head Up Display

    IANTD - International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers
    IMHO In My Humble Opinion
    ISC - Innerspace Systems Corporation (Megalodon)
    ITDA - International Technical Diving Association

    KISS - Keep It Super, Simple!

    LIDS - London International Dive Show
    LOL laugh out loud
    LP - Low Pressure

    MAV - Manual Add Valve
    mCCR - manually controlled closed circuit Rebreather
    MDT - Maximum Dive Time
    MFW - Meters of Fresh Water
    MGR - Mixed Gas Rebreather
    MOD - Maximum Operating Depth
    MSW - Meters of Salt Water
    MUPPET - Most Uncoordinated Person Padi Ever Trained

    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
    OCB Open Circuit Bailout.
    OCB M/P Open Circuit Bailout Mouth Piece
    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
    PCMCIA People cannot memorize computer industries acronyms
    PP - Partial Pressure
    PPO2 - The partial oxygen pressure of the gas you are breathing. Very important for Rebreather divers.
    pSCR - passive gas addition semi-closed circuit rebreather
    PSI - Pounds per Square Inch
    PVR-BASC - Passive Variable Respiratory-minute-volume Biased Addition Semi Closed (rebreather)

    RMV - Respiratory Minute Volume
    RTFM- Read The F@*king manual

    SC - Semi-Closed
    SCR - Semi Closed Rebreather
    SCRUB (Florida) South Coast Rebreather Underwater Bounders
    SCUBA - Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
    SDS Silent Diving Systems (US distributor for APD products)
    SI - Surface Interval
    SMI - Steam Machines Incorporated (PRISM)
    SNAFU Situation Normal, All F***d Up
    SNAG is a Sensible New Age Guy
    SPG = Submersible Pressure Gauge
    STROKE - Society of Technical Risk-Optimizing Karst Explorers
    SUMP - such an unpleasant mud puddle
    SWMBO - She Who Will Be Obeyed - The lady in your life who curtails your diving.

    TANSTAAFL there ain't no such thing as a free lunch
    TDI - Technical Diving International
    TLA ; Three Letter Acronym

    UBA - Underwater Breathing Apparatus
    UVCC - University of Victoria Caving Club (the only one in Canada!)

    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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    Re: Acronyms (consolidated list)

    I was bored and it seemed cruel to make new folks read six pages of posts.


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    Re: Acronyms (consolidated list)

    Quote Originally Posted by cramerdn  View Original Post
    A . . .
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    SCRUB (Florida) South Coast Rebreather Underwater Bounders
    World's largest and most active rebreather club.

    Yeah, baby!

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    Re: Acronyms (consolidated list)

    You missed ***EM - Florida Underwater Cave Education and Marine-exploration. :D

    For those of you who don't know about ***EM, read here. ;)

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    Re: Acronyms (consolidated list)

    Quote Originally Posted by Serge  View Original Post
    You missed ***EM - Florida Underwater Cave Education and Marine-exploration. :D

    For those of you who don't know about ***EM, read here. ;)
    I also skipped some of the other ammusing ones since they don't get used in posts very often. Plus it leaves a reason for someone to read all of the other threads and still find something interesting.

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    Re: Acronyms (consolidated list)

    Some new ones not on the OP's list...

    Apoc- OpenSafety Apocalypse MCCR Sports Rebreather
    EAC- ExtendAir Cartridge
    RPC- Reactive Plastic Cartridge
    OP- Original Poster
    MUG- Make-Up-Gas, (AKA Diluent)

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    Re: Acronyms (consolidated list)

    Thnx to OSEL (not on the list) we also have the ALVBOV.

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    Re: Acronyms (consolidated list)

    Some acronymy I stumbled accross reading at RBW

    SS - Stainless Stel
    IP - ?
    MFO - ? (Manual Flow O???)

    Some more which I don't remember, will them dropping it as soon as I stumble over...

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    Re: Acronyms (consolidated list)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheTallGerman  View Original Post
    Some acronymy I stumbled accross reading at RBW

    SS - Stainless Stel
    IP - ?
    MFO - ? (Manual Flow O???)

    Some more which I don't remember, will them dropping it as soon as I stumble over...
    IP - Intermitent Pressure
    MFO - Mass Flow Orifice
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    Re: Acronyms (consolidated list)

    IP=Interstage pressure.

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