Friday, September 03, 2004

More on CO2 Breakthrough

I got a lot of mail after the recent posting about my CO2 breakthrough last weekend. It seems to me that we're just starting to find out that CO2 works very differently at depth than it does on the surface, the classic early warning signs of a CO2 hit aren't there, and the symptoms you do get are just, well, different.

Next time I'll know what to do, I'll hopefully recognise the symptoms a lot earlier, and manage to do a diluent flush before starting an immediate ascent. The reason I went public is to try and spread the knowledge about what the symptoms are, because as I said before, the symptoms people tell you to look for don't actually seem to be the symptoms people are getting in the water.