Posted by Jon on October 27, 2002 at 22:26:59:
In Reply to: Panic Attack? Narcosis?? posted by Baffled on October 27, 2002 at 07:32:50:
I've had that experience from time to time.
Whether it's narcosis or some other cause, I've found one way to deal with it is to focus on something small on the reef and think about what you are looking at for a few seconds. In my experience, engaging the cognitive function of my brain seems to override the "fight or flight" autoresponse that kicks in when I find myself in an intimidating situation.
I've also found that this sensation dimishes as you get more experience .... but I'm still working on adding some helium to my mix.
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