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Suunto D5 User Guide

  • Surface and no-fly time

Surface and no-fly time

After a dive, Suunto D5 displays surface time since the previous dive and a countdown time for recommended no-fly time. During the no-fly time, flying or traveling to higher altitude should be avoided.

Surf NoFly D5

No-fly time is the minimum surface time after a dive which is recommended to wait before entering and flying with an airplane. It is always at least 12 hours and equals desaturation time when it is more than 12 hours. For desaturation times shorter than 75 minutes, no-fly time is not displayed.

Once the no-fly time cacluated by your Suunto D5 with Suunto Fused™ RGBM 2 has ended, you can enter and fly with a normal airplane which is pressurized up to 3000 m.

If decompression is omitted during a dive so that Suunto D5 enters permanent error mode (see Algorithm lock), the no-fly time is always 48 hours. Similarly, if dive is done in gauge mode (bottom timer), the no-fly time is 48 hours.

WARNING:

YOU ARE ADVISED TO AVOID FLYING ANY TIME THE COMPUTER COUNTS DOWN THE NO-FLY TIME. ALWAYS ACTIVATE THE COMPUTER TO CHECK THE REMAINING NO-FLY TIME PRIOR TO FLYING! Flying or traveling to a higher altitude within the no-fly time can greatly increase the risk of DCS. Review the recommendations given by Divers Alert Network (DAN). There can never be a flying-after-diving rule that is guaranteed to completely prevent decompression sickness!