3rd October 2019


How can DCS be avoided?

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:
  1. Plan,Plan, Plan.
  2. Don't dive drunk or high.
  3. Stay hydrated.
  4. Adhere to safety stops and a slow ascent rate.
  5. 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.
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