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What to Do if You Think Your Dive Buddy Has The Bends

What to Do if You Think Your Dive Buddy Has The Bends

1 August, 2018 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

Decompression sickness, also known as DCS or “the bends,” is a medical condition all divers should be familiar with. DCS occurs when nitrogen absorbed into the blood at depth forms bubbles in body tissues and/or the blood stream. Diving conservatively and ascending slowly are effective ways to reduce your risk […]

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It Happened to Me: Decompression Sickness / The Bends

It Happened to Me: Decompression Sickness / The Bends

11 December, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

  The scenarios below are based on real-life diving incidents documented by Divers Alert Network (DAN). Diver Experiences Leg Issues After Suspected Spinal Cord DCI After surfacing from an 80 foot (24 meter) dive, a diver experienced nausea and pain between her shoulder blades. It was her first dive of […]

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