Diving

10 Replies
Syl - October 6

Does diving cause any probelms during pregnancy?

 

hmmm - October 6

I wouldn't do it, but talk to your doctor

 

Lisa - October 6

Yes, you should stop diving. I'm a certified diver as well and I had to stop. Don't do it.

 

Steph - October 6

Are you talking about diving that Lisa does or diving off a diving board in a swimming pool?

 

TruckinFool - October 6

???? I heard swimming was relaxing or something for pregnant women? At least, i saw a show or something on it....But deep sea diving? I'm thinking water pressure would be an issue at some depth, diving off a board....I'm afraid of heights......

 

Lisa - October 6

Swimming is relaxing and good for you when you're pregnant. Scuba diving is a No-No. Pregnant women are taught in diving cla__s not to dive if they are pregnant or think they might be. With the pressure on your body and the risk of the bends you could seriously harm your child. If you're down 120 feet your body gets saturated with nitrogen; you have to level off every often. You can't do it when you're pregnant.

 

Steph to Lisa - October 6

Do you get the bends from coming up to fast, even at 50 feet?

 

TruckinFool - October 6

Damn, I learn something new everyday.....better you dive than me lisa, I'm scared of depths too...

 

Lisa - October 6

You can get the bends at 30feet. And yes, you get it from coming up to fast. You have to either hang there in mid air from the rope and wait or if you're going off a plateau shore dive you can just look around at places slowly going from 30 feet to the surface. The deeper you go down the more air you use as well. The closer you get to the surface the bigger the bubbles get in your system. So if you shoot from the bottom you can embolize and die. It's actually a really fun sport, but you have to be careful and know your gear and always have a buddy. I dive with my husband and we are great at looking after eachother. Have you ever tried it or wanted to? The first time you see the ocean up close you will be hooked! It's amazing. I miss it.

 

Steph - October 6

No freaking way. I have no want to go under the water that much...Open Water sealed that decision for me!! LOL Anyways, my father in law lives in Korea and he has travelled all over diving and absolutley loves it. I think he has been doing it for the past ten or so years...but it is certainly not something I would want to try...creeps me out too badly!!!

 

Lisa - October 6

I found it more scary in the pool for some reason...may be because I was just learning and you hear the good and bad when you are being taught...I don't know. But once I got in the open water for my test I was hooked. Seeing the fish swim around me, right up to my mask almost like they were kissing it was amazing. The ocean floor was alive with flounder, little hermit crabs in their sea shells and all that. It was fun. We've been diving for about 6 years now and we're both hooked. We try to dive where ever we go...have not been diving in Korea yet because of my pregnancy. You get to meet all kinds of people too which is really fun when you take a boat out for a day with others. Great way to socialize and stuff.

 

ADD A COMMENT:


You must log in to reply.

Are you New to the forum? Sign Up Here! Already a member? Please login below.

Forgot your password?
Need Help?
New to the forum?

Sign Up Here!


Already a member?
Please login below.





Forgot your password?
Need Help?  
Start A New Discussion