bottom time

bottom time

[′bäd·əm ‚tīm]
(oceanography)
In an operation involving diving by personnel, the total time of a dive measured from the moment the diver passes below the water surface until the beginning of the ascent.
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When you're at the bottom time is never on your side, but would Town making a management change - as some fans want - really help?
A 10-hour trip aboard Papen's boat will get you where blackfin tunas, sailfish, grouper, snapper, scamp, porgies, hogfish, and many other species roam with plenty of bottom time to catch limits of whatever fish are in season and get you back on the dock in time for dinner.
To avoid soggy bottom time, turn your oven down a tad and bake for a long time – keep going all the way until the very edges of your fruit is erring on the side of too dark.
Typical bottom time is estimated to be half and hour.
Advanced technology enables the rebreather to constantly monitor the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide and partial pressure in the loop to calculate bottom time and maximum depth even with multi-level deep dives.
Each of the seventeen divers in the 544th logged at least 350 hours of bottom time over their 10-week deployment in Operation Unified Response.
Hebburn is in the bottom time villages for life expectancy.
Navy created the dive tables more than 30 years ago, and they provide information to the diver on nitrogen gas absorption based on depth and bottom time (time spent underwater not counting the ascent).
Those personnel now can dedicate their limited air and bottom time to potential targets located by the sophisticated equipment.
The bottom time required for a 50-foot stop when diving to 120 feet is 180 minutes or more.
A separate watch worn by the second diver is used to time the divers' total bottom time.
The barge itself will be capable of pumping air to four divers and warm water for longevity of bottom time.