Why Do I Need Medical Clearance Before Scuba Diving?

Why Do I Need Medical Clearance Before Scuba Diving?

New divers often ask their instructors the following question. “Why do I need medical clearance before scuba diving?” The short answer is that certain pre-existing medical conditions are not compatible with scuba diving.  In other words you may increase your risk of scuba diving related injuries if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. The next question has always baffled me a

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Is Nitrogen Narcosis Dangerous? Let’s Get Narced And Find Out!

Is Nitrogen Narcosis Dangerous? Let's Get Narced And Find Out!

As a dive instructor I love to experience narcosis. Seeing other divers affected by narcosis is pure joy. This state is referred to as “being narced”. Sometimes people are afraid of it. Adrenaline junkies seek it out. As a result there are many questions surrounding this phenomena. In particular, is nitrogen narcosis dangerous? What is Nitrogen narcosis? What are the

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