THE SAFETY of divers working in all sectors of the fish farming industry is being increased because of new dive tables designed in Australia. Trials of the new tables in Tasmania have shown a 50-fold reduction in the number of cases of decompression illness, or "the bends."

This is the first time a dive table has been designed specifically for the aquaculture industry and is already a hit with salmon and trout divers in fish farms.

Dr David Smart, from the Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine unit at the Royal Hobart ...

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