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Oliver Firth

Oliver Firth
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Dr Oliver Firth has gained considerable experience in the field of diving and hyperbaric medicine since joining LDC in 2006. He is an Approved Medicial Examiner of Divers for the UK HSE, and a medicial referee for the UK Sport Diving Medical Committee. He is involved in the management of all types of diving-related illness, including recompression treatment, as well as providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy for non-diving conditions. He remains a passionate diver and has participated in various expeditions and conservation projects throughout the globe.
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you be too old to scuba dive?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you be too old to scuba dive?

Q: While holidaying with my daughter and grandchildren in the Maldives I was given the opportunity to dive. I had only ever snorkelled previously...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can You Scuba Dive After Suffering From a Collapsed Lung?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can You Scuba Dive After Suffering From a Collapsed Lung?

Q: Over 22 years ago, when I was 19, I had a spontaneous bilateral pneumothorax. This was not related to any illness or defect,...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Is it safe to scuba dive with dyspraxia?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Is it safe to scuba dive with dyspraxia?

Q: I have always wanted to try diving but have a condition called developmental co-ordination disorder (often known as dyspraxia). Apparently, I have had...

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you scuba dive after a stroke?

Q: My father is an ex-military diver, he is now 68 years old, but has kept up recreational diving for many years since he...
Medical Q and A for Scuba Diving

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can sciatica, bulging neck discs or hypermobility stop you from...

Q: Having had painful joints, muscles and nerves for years, I have just been diagnosed with hypermobility (Ehlers-Danlos) syndrome. I also have bulging discs...

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you scuba dive with a false front tooth?

Q: I am off travelling and have done a lot of diving but my girlfriend has a fake tooth which is attached to the...

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Which anti-malarials are the best to take when diving?

Q: I’m using these shoddy economic times and my recent redundancy as a good excuse to live out one of my dreams and travel...

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Is it safe to scuba dive while taking antidepressants?

Q: There seems to be a big variation in opinion on whether it’s safe to scuba dive while taking antidepressant medication. I have a...

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive with keratoconus?

Q: I was hoping you could give me some advice concerning an operation I am having soon. Due to a twisted testicle I am...

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: How soon can you dive after getting a tattoo?

Dr Oliver Firth has gained considerable experience in the field of diving and hyperbaric medicine since joining LDC in 2006. He is an Approved...

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