Family holidays and diving

If there are at least 2 divers in the family, then compromises may not be necessary; however, if only one member is interested in diving, and others are not, or are too young, then a joint family holiday precludes agreement and negotiations, especially as preparations for diving and diving itself may take up to 3 hours or more.

Divers are allowed to consume alcohol and fizzy drinks, but in moderate quantities. If diving includes two dives per day, or is at greater depths, or includes decompression, then no alcohol should be consumed. If rich food and alcohol are consumed, diving should not be attempted before they have been properly digested and the body is physiologically prepared for diving without consequences.

Diving equipment is bulky, which also needs to be taken into consideration when preparing for a family holiday.



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