Balance and awareness are the cruces of life and they should be followed
everywhere, right from what you are wearing, and how you are behaving to how you
are carrying yourself under different circumstances. And just like every other domain,
scuba diving too has a long list of dos and don’t once your expedition is over. There
are certain things you should best avoid doing just after the dive of bliss in order to
keep a healthy relationship with your body and relish the dive to the fullest.
Mentioned below is the list of don’t, that will surely make you more aware of the
Ditch that booze party plan
It's not a good idea to drink alcohol right after a dive since it may interfere with our
body's ability to expel excess nitrogen. Dehydration is one of the leading causes of
decompression sickness, and one of the most effective ways to dehydrate oneself is
to consume alcohol.
Give a miss to ziplining
Ziplining is a fun pastime, but altitude is an issue (again). In the mountains, there are
several ziplining opportunities. Before you book, double-check the height of your zip
lining location, and zip with caution.
Don’t board an aeroplane
One of the most well-known concerns to divers is flying after scuba diving. This is a
common problem in the diving industry since divers want to make the most of their
diving excursions and obtain as much diving time as possible. The major cause for
this warning is the pressure within the plane's cabin, not the flight itself. When you
fly, the air pressure drops. If you took a plane immediately after diving, the rise in
altitude would cause a reduction in pressure similar to a rapid ascent when diving.
The more time and depth you spend diving, the more nitrogen is taken into your
Avoid the urge of getting warmed up
Your initial instinct after a chilly dive, especially in cold climes, is to warm your hands,
have a cup of hot coffee or hot cocoa, and simply warm up in general. A warm
shower or hot tub may seem like a wonderful idea at first, but when you consider
what it's actually doing, you might want to take it easier. Rapidly raising your body
temperature or a specific portion of your body, like your hands on a radiator, is the
quickest way to speed up decompression in that location, but this can also trigger
decompression disease because these gases can form bubbles.
Don’t book an appointment for a massage
After a hard day of diving, getting a massage may seem like a nice way to relax, but
massages should be avoided if possible. Massage increases blood flow, which may
allow tiny nitrogen bubbles to merge into one huge bubble, yet no instances of DCS
have been reported as a result of massage. Deep tissue massage is strongly
discouraged since it might produce bodily pain, which can lead to a
misinterpretation of decompression sickness after a dive.
By simply avoiding these mentioned things, one can enjoy diving without meeting
any unwanted situations.