Things You Should Avoid Doing Just After Scuba Diving

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

recreational activity.

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.

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