Preparing For Diving And Flying

diving and flying

Diving and flying can be very similar for the untrained eye. Both involve great physical exertion, a high risk of injury if you are not an expert diver, and the potential for significant psychological effects should you decide to make a dive. Diving involves very specific diving equipment, and the potential for damage to the diving equipment and the physical body is very high. Flying, by contrast, involves very low levels of risk. However, the potential for danger is comparable, and if you do decide to fly, you must take into consideration the additional risks associated with flying as well.

Try To Combine


Diving and flying can sometimes be combined into a single adventure, such as going diving together and then flying in the same plane together a day later. Although this is not common, it has been done. It is possible to dive and fly two or three times per week. The difference is that diving takes place at certain depths, while flying over various locations. Therefore, if you are diving and flying more than ever before, you may want to think about how your diving schedules will change each season.

As a rule, diving and flying do not mix because of the risk of decompression sickness. Excess nitrogen in the blood causes this condition, which can cause vomiting, nausea, lethargy and even death in extreme cases. If you are planning to fly with a dive partner, you must ensure that they have received special training in dealing with decompression sickness, or consult your local scuba diving group to arrange for training in excess nitrogen divers. This can easily be done with the help of a qualified instructor.

Similar To Bungee Jumping


Diving can be compared to bungee jumping because you are going to jump from extremely high heights. When you are diving and flying, the danger is different because you are going to travel along the surface of the ocean or seas. When you jump out of the water, you will experience decompression. If the dive pad that you are jumping out of is not designed to handle decompression, you will experience the results of this when the air bubbles reach the point where they pop and refract. This is why divers wear protective gear and have a lot of air in the mask to cushion the impact when the air bubbles pop. Your ears should also be protected as well.

Safety Equipment

On the other hand, diving and flying do not require the same amount of safety equipment. Because there is less danger of decompression sickness when diving, you can dive with a full tank and do not have to worry about excess nitrogen in your system. The only way you will feel decompression sickness when diving is if you do not breathe in enough oxygen. However, since you are traveling at greater speeds and higher altitudes, you will experience much more pressure than when walking on land.


A great tip that can help you save money on airfare and accommodation when traveling to different parts of the world is to start packing for a month before you plan to travel. That way, you have a full month to prepare for the trip, which means that you do not have to suffer from the last minute panic that many people experience when they have to change trains at three in the morning just because they are not ready to fly. When you put off packing for at least a month before your trip, you will find that your preparations will go much more smoothly, and you will not be as anxious about getting to your destination on time.

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