You loved the first three parts of our decompression theory articles so, we’re excited to give you part 4. Richard Devanney will walk you through part four of his decompression series focused on layperson terms breaking down the tips and tricks.
Do you know what happens when you push the limits too far? What you’re risking? Is it truly worth it? Narcosis isn’t something to joke around with. We’re taking a deeper look into it and handing out the facts on why you should always dive to your certification and stay well within your limits.
If you learn a thorough gas switching method and then get complacent or think you know better, normalisation of deviance will eventually catch up with you and you are risking your life.
A big selling point of technical diving is that there is always more to learn, absorb, practice and challenge oneself with.
The first section of this series on decompression theory attempted to describe the processes that determine how our bodies on and off-gas. This article continues on that theme and goes into a little more detail about what factors govern the amount and rate of on and off-gassing.
There is a common misconception within the recreational diving community that decompression theory is a well understood process.