What does "Narced" mean? "Narced" is diver slang for having
"Nitrogen Narcosis." Nitrogen Narcosis is a rare condition that
occurs in divers who are at depth (underwater) because the compressed air
they breathe has a higher concentration of Nitrogen (the Nitrogen
molecules are closer together because the air is compressed).
Nitrogen makes up about 78 percent of the air we breathe, and in higher
concentrations it can be slightly toxic. Being Narced is like being
high or drunk, and there are stories of narced divers doing crazy things
like giving their regulators to fish to let them breathe. The
effects of Nitrogen Narcosis are only temporary, and it goes away when the
diver returns to the surface.
Check out a full article on Nitrogen Narcosis at Rodale's
Scuba Diving's web site:
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NEW!! Bahamas 2000 SHARK DIVE! Underwater
Pictures from my trip to Nassau.
Eilat 2000 Underwater Pictures from
the Red Sea by Eilat, Israel.
Summer 1998 Underwater Pictures from the Red
Sea by Eilat, Israel.
Red Sea Fish ID Guide.