Diver extraordinaire Jonathan Martin joins us to discuss the types and hazards of diving, including decompression sickness (the “bends”), nitrogen narcosis, high pressure nervous syndrome, and isobaric counterdiffusion. Plus Rice Krispie neck, The Martini Effect and SHITTY JOBS: compressor diving. Part 1 of 2.

Music: “I Threw A Kiss In The Ocean” Benny Goodman

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  • iateacat

    I’d imagine ‘pony bottle’ is a reference to pony kegs. A pony keg is basically a miniature keg for carrying booze, so it’s a miniature bottle for carrying air.

    It’s a pony because the origins of the word “pony” come from the latin for small / young animals (“pollus”). So now we know small horses as ponies, and small bottles are also ponies. 🙂

  • Derek

    Great ep with a great guest! Jonathan fits in very well? 😉

    Can’t wait to see if the Octonauts get a guernsey in pop culture – they have some sort of accident, or emergency, at least, every episode. Great for educating kids about obscure sea creatures (eg lemon sharks, blobfish, vampire squids).

    • Jonathan Martin

      Aww, thanks, Derek! 🙂