My first dive, what went wrong with my ears?
On saturday I did 2 beach dives to practice skills to get certified, Everything was fine, but sunday I went off a dive boat and did 2 dives in 60 feet of water, on both dives I had a lot of trouble clearing my ears and had to descend a few fett, swim till the pain eased and then swim further down, I could not ease the pain before the pain got to me. On the ascend up I had the same problem, everytime I changed depth by a few feet I experienced unbarrable pain in my ears for about 30 seconds or so. Now It's been about 3 hours and my ears do not hurt, but they are like clogged, everything I hear echos, i tried vinigear and alcohol blend dropped into my ear but it didn't do anything. Any suggestiuons on how to make my ears better and prevent this from happening?
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