I Got Bent. 5 Lessons From My Recent Decompression Sickness (D.C.S) Incident. Last month I suffered my first decompression sickness (DCS) incident. I have been a diver for 22 years and a dive professional for 13 years.
The fact that I am a CCR diver, Ice Diving Instructor; Advanced Wreck Instructor; Technical Diving Instructor; Mixed Gas Instructor; CCR diver; Dive Safety Officer; Expedition Diver; Dive Resort Manager and more titles I could list, shows that no-one is safe from DCS or ‘The Bends.’
DCS or ‘Caissons’ Disease’ is a conditions that affects divers where bubbles can form in the body (usually in the blood or other fluids or tissues.) This is a serious physiological condition and I was very lucky my DCS hit was only a very mild one. I still required treatment in a recompression chamber, though.
In this video, I will talk candidly about the dive, what happened to my body and my treatment and recovery. I will also share the five lessons I learned in the days and weeks following my DCS incident. Most importantly, I can not recommend Dive Accident Insurance strongly enough for all scuba divers.
Scuba diving is an inherently dangerous sport. We all accept the risks any time we scuba dive. I am very fortunate that I am able to continue my career in scuba diving.
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I Got Bent. 5 Lessons From My Recent Decompression Sickness (D.C.S) Incident