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One of the hazards associated with underwater diving is decompression sickness (DCS) caused by uncontrolled release of gas from tissues during or after surfacing.Divers are surprised when symptoms of DCS develop after dives that appeared safe according to their dive computers. Remember, models reflect an average diver, not you.While DCS is commonly thought of as a bubble disease, bubbles are probably only the gateway to a complex array of consequences and effects.If signs or symptoms consistent with DCS develop, initiate appropriate first aid
and contact the nearest emergency medical services. For additional emergency
assistance contact DAN +1-919-684-9111.A number of factors contribute to your individual susceptibility to DCS and can even alter your susceptibility from day to day. Prolonging shallow stops — either safety or obligatory — is cheap insurance. Stay long, breathe easy.

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