Safety precautions – SUUNTO Zoop User Manual
Continuous Decompression with Suunto RGBM
The Suunto Reduced Gradient Bubble Model (RGBM) utilized in the ZOOP predicts
both dissolved and free gas in blood and tissues of divers. It is a significant advance
on the classic Haldane models, which do not predict free gas. The advantage of
Suunto RGBM is additional safety through its ability to adapt to a variety of situations
and dive profiles.
In order to optimize how to respond to different added risk situations an additional
category of stop, referred to as a Mandatory Safety Stop, has been introduced. Also
a countdown for the Recommended Safety Stop is included. The combination of stop
types will depend on the specific dive situation.
To get the most from the safety benefits be sure to read the summary of the Reduced
Gradient Bubble Model in chapter 6.2.
1.1. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Do not attempt to use the dive computer without reading this instruction manual in its
entirety, including all the warnings. Make sure that you fully understand the use, dis-
plays and limitations of the instrument. If you have any questions about the manual or
the dive computer, contact your SUUNTO dealer before diving with the dive computer.
Always remember that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!
When used properly, the dive computer is an outstanding tool for assisting properly
trained, certified divers in planning and executing sport dives. It is NOT A SUBSTITUTE