How do you avoid the bends when scuba diving?
When possible, keep exertion to a minimum during the deepest part of a dive. After diving, avoid exercise as long as possible. If exertion is unavoidable, dive conservatively to minimize risk.
At what depth do you get the bends?
A US Air Force study reports that there are few occurrences between 5,500 m (18,000 ft) and 7,500 m (24,600 ft) and 87% of incidents occurred at or above 7,500 m (24,600 ft).
Is the bends painful?
Symptoms of the bends include: Joint pain: Gas bubbles can get stuck in joints and stretch ligaments and tendons in ways they shouldn’t. The result is a deep and throbbing pain that you feel inside your joint.