Know what the atmospheres are in diving

Meet the best diving tips, to understand atmospheres in diving, and thus clearly understand what atmospheric pressure is.

Although it seems strange, the air that is above us has a weight. Atmospheric pressure refers to the force exerted by the air on our bodies or a certain surface. At sea level, the atmospheric pressure is 1 atmosphere.

As someone dives underwater, the atmospheric pressure that person experiences increases. This is highlighted in the first entry into the water, since the descent of 10 meters reaches 2 atmospheres.

Upon reaching 20 meters, the pressure is 3 atmospheres and so on. Under water the pressure increases at a rate of 1 atmosphere for every 10 meters of depth.

The atmospheric pressure in your ears

Although the human body is mostly water, in the diving Atmospheric pressure is experienced in the air spaces in the body, such as the ears, lungs, and sinuses. This sensation can cause intense discomfort, so in patients diving courses Techniques are included to avoid them and dive safely for a better understanding of diving atmospheres. The most basic advice is on dealing with the sensation in your ears when diving. When initiating the descent, the nostrils should be pressed with the fingers and exhaled through the nose gently before feeling discomfort or pain.

This will balance the air pressure inside your head and you will be able to descend without problems. However, if you start the descent and feel discomfort, it means that you started to exhale very late. Rise to the surface and repeat the technique from the beginning.

Effect of pressure on your lungs

The lungs are the organs on which atmospheric pressure has the most important effects. What is it about?

Very simple. This is the density of the air. As a diver dives, the volume of air in his lungs and oxygen tanks decreases due to the atmospheric pressure. Therefore, as you ascend, the volume of air in your lungs will increase more and more the closer you are to the surface.

It is important to know this type of atmospheres in diving, since due to this physical phenomenon, all trained divers learn that they must ascend to the surface slowly.

Learn all about atmospheres in diving with Aquaworld

If you want to learn not only about atmospheres in diving, but about this discipline in general, then you can learn with us at Aquaworld.

We have our open water diving certification, with this course you will obtain an internationally recognized PADI diploma that guarantees that you have the knowledge to dive with 2 tanks more than 12 meters deep. This will allow you to participate in our tours of wreck diving and in caves.


On the other hand, we have the option of making a referral certification. This means that you can do your diving studies in your locality, but you can come to Aquaworld to do the dives here in Cancun and thus receive your PADI diving certification.

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