Ascend Slowly

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What are decompression stops and how should I use them?

Ascend Slowly

There are many scuba diving safety tips that help to make diving an easy and safe sport. But most important is to remain within the no-decompression limits and to ascend slowly on every dive. Do not swim directly to the surface from depth. Rather, on each and every dive you make, pause your ascent for a minute or two at 20 feet, and again at 10 feet to make preventative decompression stops. Making a habit of this proceedure will enable you to grow up to be an old mossback diver like me! :-)



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