Decompression Illness (DCI) and Diving Accidents


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Decompression Illness (DCI)

Decompression Illness, or DCI, is a term used to describe two main conditions: Decompression Sickness (DCS) and Arterial Gas Embolism (AGE).  However, it can sometimes also be known as: The BendsCaisson Disease, or Diving Accidents.

Diving Accidents can happen to any diver. Whether because of a minor equipment failure, or environmental factors, even sometimes for no reason whatsoever.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or a pro, or how easy the dive was. You should always pay attention to your health and any symptoms that indicate something isn’t quite right.

Understanding the symptoms and causes of Decompression Illness (DCI), and knowing who you can turn to for advice and treatment, will help you safely enjoy diving.