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DIVERS IN DENIAL

The most experienced divers have been known to ignore the signs of decompression illness - especially if their brains have been affected. Their buddies should take over the decision-making for them, says Marguerite St Leger Dowse of the DDRC. But, as case histories show, it doesn't always happen.
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HIDDEN LEGACY OF THE BENDS

In terms of serious accidents, diving compares very favourably to sports such as rugby, horse-riding and mountain-climbing. But are we taking this level of safety too much for granted Divers Diving Doc, Ian Sibley-Calder, fears that divers are being inadequately informed of the risks of permanent nerve damage
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EAT YOUR WAY TO BETTER DIVING

Did you know that chewing gum can prevent ear infections That diving burns as many calories as playing squash Or that ginger can prevent seasickness and tomatoes sunburn. TV nutritionist and diver Amanda Ursell reckons smart eating can save you missing out on dives
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MIND GAMES

Black Out, Dream, Fuzzy Head, Seeing Things, Mischievous - your answers to our questions about nitrogen narcosis have helped Brendan OBrien to identify at least 11 distinct forms of this little-understood diving condition. Yet some divers still say theres no such thing as narcosis. Make up your own mindNitrogen narcosis is a concept that is well known to all divers, yet in research terms remains an ill-defined and inadequately understood phenomenon....divers are aware of the existence of narcosis, but may believe that narcosis applies to divers other than themselves
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