Scuba Diving Tips & Safety

Is skiing more dangerous than scuba diving (What are the risks of dying?)

Partly because more people ski than scuba dive, there are more skiing accidents happen over a given period. Some of these accidents are very minor and some involve broken bones. But to answer the question ‘is skiing more dangerous than scuba diving?’, it turns out that scuba diving is statistically more dangerous than skiing and snowboarding when it comes to fatalities.

EVERYTHING you need to know about drysuit diving (Ask the expert diver)

What is Dry Suit Diving? Most divers know that water sucks heat out of your body 25 times faster than air of the same temperature. Which means if you’re diving in cold water you must use the correct exposure suit to be comfortable and to protect yourself from hypothermia. Depending on your personal tolerance to the cold, I suggest a drysuit is necessary anywhere below 14-21°C (70-57°F).

Can you scuba dive with a hangover? (Affects on decompression sickness)

Is it safe to scuba dive with a hangover and are you putting yourself at a higher risk of decompression sickness if you dive with alcohol in your blood? The risk of decompression sickness is said to be higher if you have been drinking. This is probably mostly as a result of being dehydrated before you dive. Your level of hydration is just one of the risk factors associated with decompression sickness.

At what depth can you get decompression sickness?

How deep can you dive before you have to decompress or at what depth you can get decompression sickness may depend on a number of factors. These factors include the divers’ bodily make up (i.e. whether or not they are obese). These factors also include diver fitness, including any medical conditions, such as a hole in the heart, hydration, hard exercise on the dive or afterwards and how cold the water is.

What are the signs and symptoms of decompression sickness?

The most common manifestation of decompression sickness is joint and muscle pain, as well as a skin rash or itching. But beware, as this may just be the beginning of worse things to come and should never be ignored. Medical advice should be sought if you think you may have decompression sickness or if you are starting to exhibit any of the symptoms listed below for decompression sickness or the bends.

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