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Doctor insights on: What Depths Can Scuba Divers Dive Safely

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How can you scuba dive safely?

How can you scuba dive safely?

Diving: First - get medically cleared before learning to dive. Second- become trained through a recognized course. Third- don't dive when you are sick. Fourth - Use your dive tables and don't hot dog. Fifth - I try not to screw around with marine organisms that could hurt me. ...Read more

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Can i take mypradol and scuba dive?

Can i take mypradol and scuba dive?

Caution is advised: Mypradol contains 3 medications--ibuprofen, Acetaminophen (tylenol), and Codeine and this is often used to treat pain such as those just had surgery etc... Codeine can cause drowsiness and thus impair your judgement. If you not having any side effects and just casual scuba should be ok. Like all med, use smallest effective dose and for shortest time period possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm using flomist. Can i scuba dive using nitrox?

I'm using flomist.  Can i scuba dive using nitrox?

Flomist is not sold: In the us. If it is fluticasone nasal spray for nasal allergy sxs - that suggests you may have nasal congestion which might impede your ability to clear your ears. If you have fluticasone systemic med for treatment of asthma that can be a serious problem when diving. Encourage you to see an undersea medicine physician to go over your health issues ; to determine if you are safe to dive. ...Read more

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What happens if you scuba dive and rise too quickly?

What happens if you scuba dive and rise too quickly?

Several things...: As dr. Ekizian noted, dcs is a serious problem that can be caused by ascending too fast. In addition, if you don't exhale fast enough while rising, you are at risk for lung damage from too much pressure. This can lead to a collapsed lung and/or air entering your bloodstream and causing an arterial gas embolism (age). Age, which can block blood flow to the brain, is very serious and can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scuba diving?

What is the definition or description of: scuba diving?

See below: Scuba stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus when one used scuba equipment and dives one will take a tank with them that eliminates the need to keep returning to the surface this will allow one to stay submerged for up to an hr and perform underwater exploration or work for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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What to do if I am going to a beach and will also be doing scuba diving and snorkelling, is there anything I should be aware of?

What to do if I am going to a beach and will also be doing scuba diving and snorkelling, is there anything I should be aware of?

Follow dive tables: Always dive with a buddy. Ensure that your equipment is in good working order before diving. Check your tank for air. Having been a navy diver ; having dove with some really wild guys - this is my big recommendation: don't screw around with marine wildlife. ...Read more

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Can you go scuba diving if you have implants?

Can you go scuba diving if you have implants?

What type of : Implants? Dental? Breast? Etc? An answer was already provided from a dental perspective. If you were asking about a different type of implant - be clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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I have moderate asthma. Can I do scuba diving?

I have moderate asthma. Can I do scuba diving?

Agree with Dr Wyatt: Even in the United States, there is great variability between physicians. Having been a military hyperbaric/ diving medical officer - i found that our standards were usually considerably higher than the civilian community. The most important thing is your safety. You list "difficulty breathing/ wheezing" under conditions and corticosteroids, Epinephrine ; bronchodialators under medications. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get on a plane after scuba diving?

Is it dangerous to get on a plane after scuba diving?

It depends: Safe time periods between your last dive and flight vary depending on how many dives you did and how aggressive your dives were (how deep and how long). You should be safe though if you wait 24 hrs ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system works with scuba diving?

Scuba: I didn't know how to summarize it to fit into a small space. Here is a very good article: http://suite101.Com/article/good-breathing-techniques-for-scuba-diving-a218867. ...Read more

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How soon after scuba diving is it safe to go on a flight?

It depends: There are a number of dive computers or calculators to determine when it is safe to fly. This depends on the amount of diving you have done and the degree of nitrogen staturation. The dive master can help with this. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on going to high altitudes after scuba diving?

Scuba: For commercial flights FAA recommends at least 24-48 hours between routine SCUBA and flying. If you suffered decompression sickness (DCS) after diving you should consult a military flight surgeon, FAA Aerospace Medical Examiner (AME) or hyperbaric medicine specialist for clearance before you fly. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood that scuba diving (or flying) brings on a vertigo attack? 

What is the likelihood that scuba diving (or flying) brings on a vertigo attack? 

Low: Vertigo from flying is very rare, vertigo from scuba diving is not as rare (but still rare). It is more likely that pressure change from being under water can lead to rupture of the inner ear causing something called a perilymph leak. When fluid from the inner ear leaks into the middle ear patients get severe vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus. This is a true ear emergency. ...Read more

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Has anyone got experience of scuba diving with epilepsy?

Very dangerous: If you were to experience a seizure while underwater - it could have disastrous results including the possibility of death. ...Read more

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Hi, is it safe to smoke pot a couple of hours after scuba diving?

Risky behavior: its never safe to smoke pot or cigarettes FYI the paper itself has half the carcinogens that are found in cigarette smoke ...Read more

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What to do if I have hereditary elliptocytosis. is it safe for me to scuba dive?

What to do if I have hereditary elliptocytosis. is it safe for me to scuba dive?

Can't say: Hereditary elliptocytosis is an inherited disorder of the outside of the red blood cell that causes it to be shaped abnormally. The anemia tends to be less than that seen in patients with other RBC shape disorders. However, without knowing the rest of your health history it is impossible to advise you as to whether it is safe for you to scuba dive. That question should be answered by your doctor. ...Read more

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Following a scuba diving session on a caribbean reef, i began to feel pain in my elbow. Why is this?

Sorry, but you : Haven't given us any information about your dive profile. Depth? Duration? Any injuries to you such as brushing up against fire coral etc? ...Read more

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Hi. I had two cholesteatoma surgeries in 92/93 and have had check ups since then with no further problems. Can i consider going scuba diving?

Hi. I had two cholesteatoma surgeries in 92/93 and have had check ups since then with no further problems. Can i consider going scuba diving?

See below: Best person to answer that question is the surgeon who performed your surgeries. Alternate would be an ENT specialist. ...Read more