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Things not to do after scuba diving?

Discussion in 'Xtar' started by XTAR, Jun 11, 2021 at 4:41 AM.

  1. XTAR

    XTAR Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: China
    After scuba diving, to stay well hydrated, have a good meal, and get a good rest will help to revive again. While, there are also a few activities not suggested to do straight after scuba diving.

    *Flying on a plane
    the pressure in a plane is comparable to a fast ascension while diving. This increases the chance of decompression sickness. As a general rule, it is recommended to wait 24 hours before flying after diving. And it also adds extra time as a safeguard for peace of mind.

    *Mountain climbing
    Mountain climbing should be avoided in the first 24 hours after a dive. It’s due to the change in altitude when ascending a mountain. Changes in altitude can cause decompression sickness. It’s probably best to plan the climbing a few days after the diving, so the body has the chance to rest, recover.

    *Heavy drinking
    Alcohol may affect the way that our body eliminates the excess nitrogen. Dehydration is one of the main causes in decompression sickness, and drinking alcohol is one of the most efficient ways to dehydrate. Besides, heave intoxication can mask the true symptoms of decompression sickness, and adequate medical care may be sought too late.

    *Deep tissue massage
    During a massage, the blood flow in the body increases. When nitrogen is getting out, your body needs to work at its natural pace. Getting a massage will interrupt the process, and the results can be harmful. Stay away from a deep tissue massage, or it causes soreness in the body.

    Apart from these above, are there any other Don’ts we should know about after scuba diving? Just feel free to share more.
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  2. Ukmc

    Ukmc ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Hot tubbing. For similar reasons as a deep tissue massage…
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  3. Capt Jim Wyatt

    Capt Jim Wyatt Hanging at the 10 Foot Stop Staff Member

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: High Springs - Cave Country
    Exercise is another no-no.
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  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    Hot shower
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  5. Vitesse2l

    Vitesse2l Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Devon UK
  6. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Texas
    Falling asleep. On the beach... Waking up sunburned and late for dinner. :D
  7. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
    Checking your bank balance.
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  8. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Texas
    or currency exchange rates compared to what you just paid haha
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  9. Merlyne

    Merlyne Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Destin, FL
    Or gear shopping after seeing other people's new toys on the boat.
  10. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Texas
    no kidding, i am sure a few did that after they saw my brand new teric last week :D
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