When is it safe to fly?

Your dive holiday is coming to an end, and you start to wonder when it's safe to fly. The dive computer says one thing, the dive table another. And what's really the difference between "no fly" and "desaturation"?

Posted on Dec 8, 2011

Anyone who has been on a dive holiday has asked themselves the same thing: When can I do my last dive before the flight home?

This depends on what kind of diving you have been doing, and how much of it. But flying isn't the only thing to worry about:

Have you ever tought about what could happen if you go hiking or even when driving home? Altitude is not your friend after you have been diving.

Most dive computers will show you both "desaturation" and "no fly". But what's the difference - and when is it really safe to fly after diving?

These and other topics are covered in this educational, 1.500 word short story - and now you have the chance to share it with the readers of your magazine.

In an easy and understandable way it explains why you have to wait before flying and how different kinds of diving will affect this - and it gives your readers advice on how long to wait.

Help your readers to be safer divers!

The story contains a unique table advising divers on how long to wait before venturing to different altitudes by car.

It is not just flying that can be hazardous after diving - you should also be cautious about venturing up in the mountains. Altitude is not your friend, no matter how beautiful and picturesque.

It also briefly covers the effects of Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO), why and how aircraft cabin pressure affects you and why smaller, non-pressurized aircraft are just as dangerous after diving.

The story is accompanied by several high-quality images and is finished and ready to print. You can have it in your next issue, no matter how short your deadline is!

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