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Tank Boot
Flat-bottomed, plastic, vinyl or rubber devices that fit over the rounded end of a scuba tank, allowing the tank to stand up.
TDI
Technical Diving International. Maine-based certification agency for technical aspects of recreational scuba.
Thalassophile
thal-uh-suh-fahyl (Noun) Lover of the sea, one who feels safe/comfortable around seas, oceans
Thermocline
Intersection between two layers of water of that are of distinctly different temperatures, usually the colder layer is deeper.
Tissue
A part of the body characterized by specific characteristics, such as muscle, bone, or cartilage. The term is also used to refer to any part of the body with a specific half time for loading and unloading nitrogen or even a theoretical compartment.
Triangular profile
A triangular dive profile is one in which, after a descent at constant rate, and a short bottom time at maximum depth, the diver maintains a constant, slow ascent to the surface or first decompression stop. A plot of depth against elapsed time takes a triangular shape.
Trilam
Material used for dry suit shells made of a layer of waterproof rubber laminated between two layers of woven textile.
Trimix
Mixture of helium, nitrogen and oxygen, used for very deep diving.
TUP
Transfer Under Pressure: Transfer of personnel between hyperbaric environments, usually between a closed bell and a saturation system, or between a portable recompression chamber and a multi-occupant chamber.
Turbidity
The cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by individual particles (suspended solids) that may be invisible to the naked eye, similar to smoke in air.
Turn the dive
Start the return on a dive which has reached the planned turning point in terms of depth, time, gas supply or distance.

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