Here's a look at some of the best tips we've come across to avoid decompression sickness and minimize the risk of ever experiencing it ourselves:
- Plan,Plan, Plan.
- Don't dive drunk or high.
- Stay hydrated.
- Adhere to safety stops and a slow ascent rate.
- Don't fly immediately after diving.
Likewise, people ask, what are the symptoms of nitrogen narcosis?
Symptoms of nitrogen narcosis include: wooziness; giddiness; euphoria; disorientation; loss of balance; loss of manual dexterity; slowing of reaction time; fixation of ideas; and impairment of complex reasoning. These effects are exacerbated by cold, stress, and a rapid rate of compression.
What is it called when a diver comes up too fast?
Decompression sickness: Often called "the bends," decompression sickness happens when a scuba diver ascends too quickly. Divers breathe compressed air that contains nitrogen. At higher pressure under water, the nitrogen gas goes into the body's tissues. This doesn't cause a problem when a diver is down in the water.
Is decompression sickness fatal?
Scuba diving, while enjoyable, does carry the risk of decompression sickness, also known as "the bends." It is a serious, and potentially lethal disease, but treatable if diagnosed early. Serious cases of the bends can result in coma or death.