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How to use the SCORKL safelyUpdated 2 years ago

Every SCORKL user should know and understand the risks and precautions necessary to dive underwater safely. All underwater breathing devices, including the SCORKL, can be dangerous and can result in severe injury or even death if used improperly.

Pulmonary barotrauma, ear barotrauma, and decompression sickness (the bends) are three injuries that can happen when breathing underwater. To avoid each of these injuries you should:

  • Never hold your breath while diving, especially during your ascent.

  • Never ascend rapidly (do not exceed an ascent rate of 6 metres (20 feet) per forty seconds). 

  • Equalise your ears at the surface and continuously as you descend. 

Check out our safety video below:

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