Snorkeling and What Not to Do
As new divers you will know what you need to be doing, however, do you know what you should not do after diving or snorkeling? In fact, this is not only for new divers, as some of these facts even the most seasoned divers don’t know. Here is a list of 3 things you should not do right after diving.
Flying is one of the more widely known risks and frequently comes up in the diving world. This is because divers want to take advantage of diving trips and get the most out of their diving time while they can. The main reason for this warning has nothing to do with the actual flying itself, and more to do with the pressure in an airplane’s cabin. Air pressure lessens, so if you were to go on a plane right after diving, the increase in altitude results in a drop in pressure that is comparable to a fast ascension when diving.
This occurs on either a mountain or an elevated area and must be avoided for at least 24 hours after a dive because of the altitude. With ziplining, going to a higher altitude can often result in decompression sickness. Many ziplining companies do state they won’t allow people to zipline if they have just been scuba diving in the last 24 hours.
Dehydration is the biggest cause of decompression sickness, and drinking alcohol is one way to dehydrate yourself. Another reason to avoid heavy drinking after you have been diving is that being heavily intoxicated will often mask the true symptoms of decompression sickness, which means medical care is often sought out too late.
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