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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...