Cope with decompression


Ascend from a dive in stages or slowly according to a decompression plan in order to give the body time to adapt to the lowered pressure. Prevent the buildup of dissolved gases in living tissue, as well as other symptoms linked to rapid ascent, collectively known as decompression sickness or “the bends”.

Alternative labels

comply with decompression plan
complying with decompression plan
following decompression plan
coping with decompression
follow decompression plan

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Cope with decompression is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Construction commercial diver: Commercial divers work below the surface of the water to install equipment, such as hydraulic structures, waterways and marine facilities. They also inspect, remove and repair the structures.

Optional skill

Cope with decompression is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Cope with decompression – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022