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Hi Ken. I'm afraid I can't be of much direct help as I know very little about SCUBA diving. All I can do is give you the following list of sites which will allow you to contact people with a lot more knowledge of diving than myself. Dr.Lawrence Martin has written a book called Scuba Diving Explained. A section dealing with various gas mixtures can be found at - http://www.mtsinai.org/pulmonary/books/scuba/sectionl.htm Dr.Martin can be e-mailed at: firstname.lastname@example.org The American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AUSS) can be found at - http://www.auss.org/auss.htm An address for the Public Affairs Officer for the US Navy SEALS can be found at - http://www.sealchallenge.navy.mil/CONTACT.HTM Alliance Pharmaceuticals produce a liquid pulmonary oxygen carrier called Liquivent. At the moment it is just for medical use but possibly might be able to be modified into a system similar to that shown in the film The Abyss. These guys can be found at - http://www.allp.com/ Sorry I couldn't be of more help. NIGE
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