For diving and other hyperbaric use
How deep can you dive without decompression?
There’s a bit of physics and physiology involved in a full explanation, but the short answer is: 40 metres/130 feet is the deepest you can dive without having to perform decompression stops on your way back to the surface.
What does decompression mean in diving?
Decompression diving is when a diver is required to make one or more stops during their ascent to give their body time to safely release the nitrogen (or other gas, such as helium) that dissolved into their tissues during the dive.
How long are decompression stops?
Because they are known to reduce the risk of decompression sickness (DCS), safety stops should be considered standard procedure for all dives below 33 feet (10 m); they should not be considered optional. The depth most commonly associated with the term safety stop is 15-20 feet (5-6 m).
Why do divers shower after every dive?
Why divers shower
“Divers shower in between dives typically just to keep themselves and their muscles warm,” he says. They usually rinse off in water that’s warmer than the pool. … air temperature on the pool deck may be a little chilly, so the shower can help keep muscles warm.
Why do we need to decompress?
The result is decompression, a system reset and the feeling of mental clarity and relaxation. Here is a simple and quick four-part full body practice that is traditionally used to re-establish the communication between our mind, body, breath and emotions, helping our system to synchronize and operate cohesively.
Should you accidentally exceed your dive computer’s no decompression limit?
As a recreational diver, you should never plan to exceed, or even dive right up to, the no-decompression limits), but if you accidentally find yourself past your dive time or maximum depth and running to deco, it’s good to know what to do.