Diving off Longtails, Rubber ducks and other small vessels

For most of my diving career I have been diving off of small-ish inflatable boats (also fondly called Rubber ducks), longtails and similar small vessels. There is no denying that diving on these kind of boats have some draw backs like having to push the boat into the water before launching (in the case of Rubber ducks), less space to move around and you definitely feel the sway of the ocean more.

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Decompression, recompression… Making sense of hyperbaric chambers.

We have all heard the words ‘In the unlikely event of an accident’ during a dive briefing and seldom even give it a second thought. An unplanned trip to a recompression chamber is not always something we consider when planning a dive holiday filled with sun, fun and lots of diving. We have found some information on hyperbaric chambers, how they work and what to expect if the unlikely was to happen.

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