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A Day in the Chamber and I Wasn’t Bent

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While recently aboard the Cayman Aggressor, I dived four times a day using nitrox, well within the limits to avoid DCS. Lying in bed the night before my last full day of diving, I had light vertigo whenever I rolled over on my left side. I dismissed this as being caused by the rocking boat, fatigue, or ear infection. I tried to ignore it, feeling it would eventually go away.

My last full day of diving went without a hitch, but I still had some vertigo when lying on my left side. The next day, we I planned to make the two offered dives before we headed to port, but halfway through the first, I looked down between my legs and vertigo hit me. It quickly passed, but I figured that I had better get back to the boat and pack my gear....

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