Accidents Caused by the Difference in Air Pressure Inside the Diving Apparatus and the Water Surrounding the Diver

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This paper describes 4 unfortunate accidents caused by the difference in pressure inside and outside the diver’s suit. The issues relate to diver crushing, caisson disease, too fast an ascent to the surface and hypoxia as a result of exhaustion of oxygen in the diving apparatus are explained. The mechanism of the diving injuries was analysed and methods of prevention of such incidents were suggested.

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