Wilderness: Nitrogen Narcosis Topic Guide
Scuba Diving: Nitrogen Narcosis: Nitrogen narcosis is an intoxicating effect caused by breathing nitrogen under pressure. Nitrogen makes up one component of the gas in scuba tanks. Symptoms inclused light headedness, poor judgement, hallucinations and coma in serious cases. This usually occurs in divers who descend below 33 feet of water. Ascending cures the problem.