Posted by Max Bottomtime on July 07, 2001 at 18:07:24:
In Reply to: Re: Terry May's Deep Air Study posted by tleemay on July 07, 2001 at 17:28:38:
Do you feel any diver can overcome the
effects of pressure and air on the body
when deep air diving by simply doing it
I do not know 0.80
Do you feel that with enough repetitive
exposure, narcosis effects on the body
and mind can be safely mitigated?
I do not know 0.40
I have heard this theory from many friends that dive deep air, and most said you need to do it at least two or three times a week to notice any acclimation to narcosis. I haven't tested that theory myself. Since narcosis affects each diver at differing depths one dive and not the next, I find it difficult to believe that a tolerance could be built. I've had dives when I felt narcosis as shallow as 160' while not getting narced at 200' on the next dive. The cheapest solution I've found is to begin my ascent the moment I first feel any impairment. I don't want to learn how to handle narcosis.
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