Risk Factors

The following would be at an increased risk of developing DCI:

  • Deep dive, long dive, missed decompression stops, multiple dives
  • Age
  • Exercise during or after a dive
  • Flying/ ascending to altitude after diving
  • Obesity
  • Dehydration
  • Alcohol use prior to dive

Learning Bite

Decompression Illness can present with almost any symptoms. The majority (90%) of cases come on within six hours of a dive.