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dizziness after the dive

Discussion in 'General Freediving' started by EARL1220i, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. EARL1220i

    EARL1220i spearbigfish.com

    hi mate i just would like you guys about my dive buddy hes diving about 30ft and after the dive hes complaining about dizziness i think its vertigo. but it last for two days after diving what make it him dizzy ? thanks mate feel free to comment
  2. Simos

    Simos Well-Known Member

    He needs to check it out but it could be ear damage (amongst other things), best not to dive until he's had someone look at it. Do you know if/how he equalises the pressure in his ears?
  3. Rik

    Rik In to diving medicine

    I agree with Simos. He should have his ears checked, preferably by an ENT specialist with diving knowledge. If not available, an diving physician should be helpful to evaluate if the persistent dizziness is caused by inner ear barotrauma or decompression.
  4. EARL1220i

    EARL1220i spearbigfish.com

    thanks for the reply guys hes a padi and he knows how to equaliaze he said he has no problem on hes ears. mayabe hes lack of surface interval. if so is it the first sign of near blacking out?
  5. Simos

    Simos Well-Known Member

    I saw plenty of scuba divers that had issues equalising when they tried Freediving - even trying to equalise too hard can cause damage...

    Dizziness after dives is not normal - he needs to check it out before diving again.
  6. Mufazalov

    Mufazalov Well-Known Member

    I also felt dizzy after my dives. But they were more into >30mts range. And yeah, sometimes my dizziness could last for few days, but I believe it was more of a DCS symptom... but 30 ft? Strange...
  7. EARL1220i

    EARL1220i spearbigfish.com

    maybe he lacks on the proper relaxation on or before dive? or dcs but its to shallow is it posible you can get dcs in the shallow dive?
  8. Simos

    Simos Well-Known Member

    DCS from 30ft dives might sound unlikely but coupled with some medical problems, it could be possible. Also there's the ear issues etc.

    Any way you look at it, he shouldn't be getting dizzy especially from 30ft dives. It's ok to ask in order to learn but please don't try and diagnose medical issues like this in a forum - he should check it out with a doctor.
  9. cdavis

    cdavis Supporter Supporter

    Earl, the record is full of guys who did not think they had any problem with their ears or equalizing until they really screwed up their inner ears and hearing, permanently. This is especially true if using valsalva to clear. The guy needs to see an ear doc with diving experience.