What is an octopus in scuba diving?

What is the most common injury in scuba diving?

The most common injury in divers is ear barotrauma (Box 3-03). On descent, failure to equalize pressure changes within the middle ear space creates a pressure gradient across the eardrum.

Where can I scuba with octopus?

Their abundance makes these eight-armed creatures a common encounter on nearly any oceanic dive, but Browning Pass Wall off of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is a sure site to encounter one particular species: the giant Pacific octopus.

What is the difference between a regulator and an octopus?

Essentially, the octopus is just a second stage regulator. Since the octopus is only used in the event of an emergency, most of them are very basic regulators. You can purchase some that have more features than the basic ones, but most octopus’ don’t come with any bells and whistles and, therefore, are very affordable.

How does a scuba Octopus work?

How does a Scuba Octopus work? You will breathe from the octopus the same as when you breathe from the primary regulator. You will inhale and exhale into the mouthpiece.

What will happen to my wet suit as I descend?

As you descend (go down) towards the bottom, you wet suit will: compress (become smaller in thickness) from water pressure and you will lose buoyancy and warmth the deeper you go. You know you are properly weighted for diving if you: … Imagine you feel a mild current at the start of your dive.

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Why do I burp after scuba diving?

The longer the dive and the deeper you go the more nitrogen is absorbed into your blood. Upon returning to the surface the pressure reduces and the nitrogen reverts to gas bubbles. Decompression needs to be done slowly so the nitrogen can pass back out through your lungs.

What is the Benz from diving?

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.

Where can I dive with a giant octopus?

You can dive with giant Pacific octopuses off the west coast of North America (Alaska down to Northern California), Korea, Japan and Russia.