Sleepy while Deco!!have you?

Discussion in 'Technical Diving Specialties' started by aboalreem, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. aboalreem

    aboalreem Scuba Instructor

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    Have you ever felt sleepy while you were doing your hours of Dec stop?
     
  2. matt_unique

    matt_unique Loggerhead Turtle

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    I have never had hours of deco time but I definitely get extremely relaxed doing deco in warmer temps. Even 30 min of deco feels like a long time in open ocean...zzzzz. Very peaceful and relaxing bit of Zen.

    --Matt
     
  3. wedivebc

    wedivebc CCR Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Spat my reg out once I was so relaxed. I decided I better stay more alert after that.
     
  4. boomx5

    boomx5 Surface Interval Member

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    Lol...so have I.
     
  5. karstdvr

    karstdvr Loggerhead Turtle

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    The most deco I've ever had has been a little over 2 hours. A nap on my 50/50 bottle has happened. If I have a long deco I usually will leave a National Geographic in a freezer bag on my O2 bottle. The paper on the magazine is pretty thick and will stand up to immersion for a short duration.
     
  6. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Orca

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    I've had a couple dives with an hour of deco. When I got to my 20 foot stop I folded my arms and layed my head down on my Jon line. I never fell asleep, but I did rest.
     
  7. radinator

    radinator Scuba Instructor

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    I fell asleep on the bottom of the pool during my OW class...does that count?
     
  8. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes, we were using a pipe hung under the boat for stops and we had belts so that you could "sit" on the pipe. I went right out and woke to a support diver shaking my shoulder. You can guess what hand signal I gave him<G>. Regulator stayed in fine, but I was using one of the bite mold mouthpieces.
     
  9. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Great White

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    For a few minutes, on a 6 meter Oxygen stop, clipped-off to a combination downline/Deco station apparatus, in a roaring South China Sea current. Woke up when my head smacked into one of the trapeze/cross-bars. . .:11:
     
  10. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That must have been a shock, talk about a rude awakening!
     
  11. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many.

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    A friend of mine fell asleep in the pool while waiting around when she was DMing an OW class . . . Her friends were afraid to wake her up for fear she'd be startled and drop the reg. Apparently she was out about 15 minutes.
     
  12. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's a GREAT story ... I can just see it.
     
  13. Azza

    Azza Loggerhead Turtle

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    About 4 years ago when I was just discovering deco diving I took a trip up to Vanuatu and dived the President Coolidge. We were doing 40-60 metre dives on air then doing air deco while on nitrox.
    They had nice little flat sand areas at 6 and 3 metres for deco. I remember just starting 45 minutes worth of the 3 metre stop and lying on my back on the sand, watching my bubbles rise up.
    Next thing I awoke rather abruptly after snorting in a huge amount of water that had leaked into my mask whilst I was dozing...
     

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