The only way potato chips will impact bouyancy is

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Posted by John Rice on September 07, 2001 at 12:47:57:

In Reply to: Re: Diving at Tahoe posted by Guy on September 07, 2001 at 10:10:50:

if you eat the whole bag. ;-)

While the lesser atmospheric pressure at altitude will allow (the neoprene in the wet suit is allowed to expand, not "forced") gas placed at a higher pressure (sea level) to expand (potato chip bag? or a neoprene suit?), the altitude won't impact bouyancy of drysuit divers.

Karen indicated she dives dry. The lesser atmospheric pressure will not cause her dry suit to expand. What will affect her bouyancy is the change from salt to fresh water.

Additionally, since she is taking an altitude course, I'm suspecting she has altitude conversion tables.

Sand Harbor is probably the better dive area for the SLAM course she's taking, as it has a fairly shallow entry and exit, and on future dives, a trip to the Rubicon wall for a deep dive and then around the courner to the Emerald Bay barges makes for a fun day.

Be safe-have fun.


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