Health & Diving

Decompression Sickness

Decompression Sickness

Summary Intro

"Prolonging shallow stops — either safety or obligatory — is cheap insurance. Stay long, breathe easy."

The best way to avoid DCS is to be well informed and to dive conservatively, with good control. Acknowledging and accommodating any factors that may predispose you to DCS, setting reasonable limits for yourself, and then following those limits can confer a reasonable expectation of safety.
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