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Cold Stress Complicates Decompression Risks

Written by Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D.
Most scuba divers would probably recognise thermal stress as a risk factor in diving. However, due to the way thermal stress is portrayed in diving texts, many probably think that hypothermia is the only hazard. Hypothermia, however, is only part of the story.
The diving environment holds many conditions that can […]

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Ssssshhhhh…. Decompression sickness

written by Lee Johnson – Perth Scuba Managing Director
Do they call them silent bubbles because when someone gets decompression sickness – no one talks about it?
It happens… Trust me, I know – Not from my own personal experience, but by the experiences of others.
What actually happens when you get the bends? Is it something we […]

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