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Good Feelings Underwater
Nitrogen Narcosis
by Trent
Citation:   Trent. "Good Feelings Underwater: An Experience with Nitrogen Narcosis (exp18370)". Oct 22, 2002.


If you are familiar with scuba diving, then you probably know about nitrogen narcosis. It basically occurs while your scuba diving, usually at deep depths. It is just a random feeling of intoxication that occurs.

I was on a trip to Belize and we were at a scuba diving area with many sharks. The maximum depth was 130. As we were descending, at about 90 feet, I began to feel a bit confused and dizzy. I didn't really think much of it until I realized it was nitrogen narcosis. I've been intoxicated many times, so I felt as if I could control myself. They tell you that if you get 'narc-ed' you should ascend until you feel normal, but I was feeling so happy that I just kept descending with the rest of the group. It was a great feeling. Every time I breathed out, my bubbles sounded musical. I actully laughed underwater at how funny this was. It felt like pure bliss in the deep, blue water with black-tip sharks swimming around me everywhere. The sharks were pretty much harmless I guess. The whole experience felt like a big dream and I was still a little confused when we reached the surface. I just sat on the boat thinking about what happened.

Overall, it was definitely a fun experience.

Exp Year: 2002ExpID: 18370
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Oct 22, 2002Views: 11,491
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