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Diving after flying

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Erickling, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. TDunbar

    TDunbar Instructor, Scuba

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    It is safe to dive immediately after flying, assuming the plane has come to a full and complete stop.... and the pilot has turned off the fasten seat belt sign.

    Todd
     
  2. miketsp

    miketsp Solo Diver

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    ... or upon ditching, but if you use the emergency O2 remember the MOD
    :laughing:
    Seriously, TDunbar's answer is perfect!
     
  3. DBailey

    DBailey Instructor, Scuba

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    On the serious side...

    Make sure you are rested and properly hydrated. Both areas suffer while flying.
     
  4. mania

    mania Cousin Itt ScubaBoard Supporter

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    and do not fly right after diving....

    Mania
     
  5. partridge

    partridge Instructor, Scuba

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    I just read this whole thread today and would like to share something that happened to me. I posted this before on the computers forum because I thought something was wrong with my Stinger.

    On a 1 hour flight from General Santos City to Manila, Philippines my computer logged a dive of 4 minutes at 6 feet. This tells me the pressure at the altitude we were at.

    You should have seen my face that night when I noticed the "No Fly" symbol on my computer.
     
  6. Bren Tierney

    Bren Tierney Solo Diver

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    Amen to that Rick.

    You can dive the moment you step off a plane - it's the other way around you need to be concerned about: flying after diving. There are various opinions on this and the general conscensus is leave any flying until between 12 and 24 hours after your last dive.

    Stay healthy and dive safe.
     
  7. armyscuba

    armyscuba Barracuda

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    I have jumped out of Blackhawks and Chinooks into the water..is that Diving while Flying..or Diving after Flying :wink:
     
  8. steveaaaa

    steveaaaa Garibaldi

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    I have read many topics on flying after diving, but I do not remember coming across a diving after flying. My question is is it safe? A 5 hour flight,3 hour break, then a 1 tank dive for 70 minutes to a max depth of 30ft.
    Thanks
    Steve
     
  9. voop

    voop Instructor, Scuba

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    Short answer: yes.

    Longer answer: if you feel physically fine, have ensured that you're not dehydrated (the air in aircrafts is *dry* and the flight-attendants tend to serve alcohol...), not tired (time-zone changes take it our of even the best among us) etc.....

    I've done it many times: jumped off in the airport and gone diving prior to even checking in to my hotel. However many times I've also not felt up for it and taken a night -- or even two -- before hitting water.

    Just be careful with flying after diving :)
     

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