Re: Deep Air and Adaptation

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Diver Z on June 30, 2006 at 09:19:43:

In Reply to: Deep Air and Adaptation posted by Kendall Raine on June 30, 2006 at 09:04:01:

Thanks for the post, Kendall. Two follow-up questions:

1) Are some divers less susceptible to nitrogen narcosis than other divers, or do they just think they are? (In other words, are there individuals whose reaction time degrades significantly less with exposure to nitrogen narcosis than is true for the average person?)

2) From the references to nitrous oxide chemistry, am I interpreting it correctly that being narc'd on a dive is essentially the same as being on a low dose of nitrous oxide gas in the dentist's chair?

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