# Best answer: What happens if you don’t decompress when diving?

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## How deep can Divers go without decompression?

There’s a bit of physics and physiology involved in a full explanation, but the short answer is: 40 metres/130 feet is the deepest you can dive without having to perform decompression stops on your way back to the surface.

## What happens if you exceed no decompression limit?

Emergency Decompression: “If a no decompression limit is exceeded by no more than 5 minutes, an 8 minute decompression stop at 5m is mandatory. Upon surfacing, the diver must remain out of the water for at least 6 hours prior to making another dive.

## Is the no decompression limit?

The no decompression limit (NDL) is the maximum allowable dive time that you can remain at a specific depth and ascend directly to the surface without requiring staged decompression stops on the way up. Remember the higher the partial pressure of nitrogen (ppN2), the shorter the dive time (NDL).

## What happens if you descend too fast while diving?

Decompression sickness: Often called “the bends,” decompression sickness happens when a scuba diver ascends too quickly. Divers breathe compressed air that contains nitrogen. At higher pressure under water, the nitrogen gas goes into the body’s tissues.

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## What should I do if I exceed my computers no stop limits?

If you exceed a no stop limit, you will have to make an emergency decompression stop. You computer will go into decompression mode and guide you by providing the depth of your emergency decompression stop and how long you have to stay there before you can ascend to the surface.

## How long do you need to decompress?

It can take up to 24 hours for the body to return to its normal atmospheric levels of inert gas saturation after a dive. When time is spent on the surface between dives this is known as the “surface interval” and is considered when calculating decompression requirements for the subsequent dive.

## At what depth do you need to decompress?

The deeper and longer your dive the more chance you need decompression stops. Shallow dives of 6-10 metres (20-30 feet) you can spend over 200 minutes without a decompression stop. Dives to over 30 metres (100 feet) limit your dive time to around 20 minutes before a decompression stop is required.

## How long can I dive at 60 feet?

What is the No Decompression Limit for 60 feet? The NDL or No-Stop time for 60 feet / 18 meters is 56 minutes according to the Recreational Dive Planner table. On a Suunto dive computer using their algorithm, the NDL is 51 minutes for your first dive.