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  1. Jen
    February 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

    Hi Carl! This was a very informative article. I may never do this sport but it’s a very interesting subject. Your article explained it so clearly. Your writing makes it fun to learn something new! I’ll Be Back! Cheers! Jen

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    • Carl
      February 15, 2018 @ 8:10 pm

      Hi Jen and thanks for stopping by. Thank you for your kind words and u should give it a go sometime, it is very relaxing to do and so beautiful under the water. I am really glad that you found informative and enjoyable. Please come back anytime 🙂

      Carl

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  2. Philip
    February 15, 2018 @ 8:33 pm

    Hi Carl,

    The Bends sound very scary. I never thought Scuba diving could be so dangerous if you are not versed in the pressure of the water and air combined. I have seen a billion movies and seeing actors shoot to the surface and be just fine – I guess those movies could do with this article.

    This is fascinating and I love how you explained (simply) what happens to the body when it comes to scuba diving pressure, how to equalize that pressure when scuba diving and going slower than your slowest bubbles. I will never forget that rule as I don’t want my HEAD to ‘POP’ when I hit the surface haha. Still, I laugh, but it is scary and I will be taking lessons if I ever go scuba diving.

    One question though:- IF I was to go scuba diving, does all of these rules still apply if I am less than my height under the water? I mean, I could shoot up fast without injury if something like a shark was chasing me right?

    Thanks again Carl.

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    • Carl
      February 15, 2018 @ 9:29 pm

      Ho Phillip, Yes the movies could use some advice for sure, lol. I am glad u were able to be informed by my article, thanks. As for shooting the surface the last 6 feet if a shark is chasing is fine. Rather deal with a possible eardrum rupture than a shark bite, lol. The last few feet actually has the most drastic pressure change out of the whole ascent, so u have to be careful not to end up with an ear barotrauma happening (ruptured eardrum and the middle ear flooding with water). It is very painful and will give u really bad vertigo too. But as long as you follow your dive instructor or dive master you will be fine. I am sure you will enjoy the experience for sure.

      Carl

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