Dive Accident Management & DCI Quiz

Question 1 of 10
In the case described below, is decompression sickness (DCS) a possibility?

A diver surfaces and develops shoulder pain that is not improved by movement or changes in body position. He claims it cannot be decompression sickness (DCS) because he dived within his dive computer's limits and his dive buddy does not have any symptoms.

A. Since both divers completed their dives within no-decompression limits, had exactly the same exposure and the dive buddy is not experiencing any symptoms, DCS can be ruled out.

B. Provided the exposure was significant, DCS is possible.

C. Joint pain that does not improve with movement or changes in body position is not consistent with the typical pain reported for DCS cases.

D. DCS is always possible; it can happen after any dive, no matter how deep or long the dive is.