Dive Rutland: Dry Dive: March 18th 2023
What is a Dry Dive
Dry diving is exactly what it sounds like. Our local Hyperbaric chamber is the perfect environment to test a diver's ability at depth, but in a safe and water-free environment
Why undertake a Dry Dive?
Decompression illness DCI can result from a diver's inability to handle nitrogen narcosis. If a diver is underwater the first time they experience narcosis, they can panic and risk DCI.
A dry dive can prepare a diver mentally for what can happen underwater
What will Happen?
- All divers will fill in a self-declaration medical form. Any questions ticked YES must be covered by a Dive Doctor's clearance form.
- Divers change into scrubs (provided).
- After a briefing, divers (maximum of 10) enter the chamber accompanied by an Midlands Dive Chamber supervisor
- The chamber is compressed to 50m.
- After maximum bottom time is reached, decompression begins.
- Divers decompress on a 100% oxygen.
- On coming out of the chamber there will be a post-dive briefing and time for questions and logbook stamping.
Please remember that like a wet dive, a dry dive does carry a risk of DCI although an extremely minimal one as the environment is carefully controlled. Please report any abnormal symptoms immediately.
What Depth will we go to?
Midlands Dive Chamber
Hospital of St.Cross
17 years old
As per all events, Trips terms and conditions apply