Emergency Equipment on Diving Boats
Diving sites used during holidays almost never have rapid access to a decompression chamber. Boats rarely carry oxygen on board. For this reason I have the following advice for diving stations, which is put into practice in a few cases: keep a full, compressed air cylinder in the boat. Attach a breathing regulator on a 10-meter high-pressure hose (available from retailers of diving accessories) and lower down. In the first signs of decompression sickness, take a dive down to the regulator, preferably accompanied (your own cylinder is most probably empty by this stage) and decompress once more, slowly. A fast and effective measure.
Dr. med. Rolf Stockhausen
Conflict of interest statement
The author declares that no conflict of interest exists..
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