Re: Flying/Climbing after diving.

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Posted by Dalia on July 13, 2001 at 13:55:50:

In Reply to: Flying/Climbing after diving. posted by DaveJ on July 13, 2001 at 13:02:07:

Per PADI open water course, knowledge development
five, anything over 1000 ft is altitude.
Since atmospheric pressure is less than at sea
level, it's more likely, that any bubbles present
in the system may expand and therefor cause DCS.
I know many divers that dive here and come from
Northern Ca. I personaly, have never heard
of anyone having a problem driving though the
Grape Vine, which is at 5000 ft.
However, each time you do, you are taking a chance.
The severity of the chance will really depend
on the type and amount of diving you did.
The recommendation is to wait at least 12 hours
prior to going to altitude. In the event, that
you did multiple dives over multiple days,
extend this to more than 12 hours.
This is what the book says. As we all are
different individuals, we will react to this
My recommendation is, wait if you can, why take
a chance.

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