Deep sea diving involves dives beyond 30 metres in depth. Many people have to partake in deep sea diving as part of their jobs, including those that work in the oil and gas industries and Royal Navy divers. Deep sea divers need to wear special suits to keep them safe because of the extreme pressure they are faced with and receive oxygen from a line. They are therefore unable to swim freely and are instead lowered down and raised back up.
More about deep sea diving
Deep sea diving can be fatal, though the risks can be greatly reduced when rules, regulations and good practice are complied with. Recreational divers don’t normally go lower than 40 metres, though certain professions require deep sea divers to reach as low as 60-70 metres. One of the reasons deep sea divers are at so much risk is because the body reacts badly to external water pressure. This means divers always need enough oxygen to cope with the dive.
To stay safe, deep sea divers need to ascend slowly. There must be numerous compression stops as they make their way back up. This reduces the risk of nitrogen narcosis. Divers need to be anchored properly so tidal currents don’t move them away from their starting point. It’s essential that breathing is controlled effectively and comprehensive training is given before diving occurs.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we may be able to assist you if you have been in an accident whilst deep sea diving and it wasn’t your fault. Perhaps you were put at risk by someone else or were given faulty equipment? We have a great deal of experience when it comes to helping people claim for accidents that happened at sea and have been in the personal injury claims business since way back in 2000.
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Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice