Another discovery in the diving word eh? Or perhaps an incentive for risk taking divers to go to the extremes – who knows. It is fascinating to see that someone has created a “gummy bear for the deep”.
From SporkDiver.UK: Nitrogen narcosis, or the ‘Raptures of the Deep’, as Jacques-Yves Cousteau called it, is the disorientating effect and altered state of mind caused by breathing nitrogen at a high partial pressure. The deeper a diver descends, the higher the partial pressure of nitrogen and other gases in his air will be. For this reason, nitrogen narcosis is usually thought of as a function of depth. The deeper a diver goes, the greater the narcosis.