Experimental Diving Facility (EDF)

The Experimental Diving Facility (EDF) simulates unmanned pressure conditions to 1,640 fsw and temperatures can be set from 28 to 110 °F. As a complement to the Ocean Simulation Facility, the EDF is used to conduct unmanned testing and evaluation of diving and hyperbaric chamber systems and components. All diving practices and procedures are tested to determine their safety, conformance to established standards, and operational suitability and limits.