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Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Is it safe to scuba dive if you suffer from ME?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Is it safe to scuba dive if you suffer from...

Q: Hi there, I am an avid diver and I have been diagnosed with ME. As little is known about ME I need to...
Divers Alert Network Welcomes Craig Cook to its Board of Directors

Divers Alert Network Welcomes Craig Cook to its Board of Directors

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) has announced that Craig Cook, M.D., has joined its board of directors. Cook specialises in anaesthesiology, undersea and hyperbaric...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive after using Sudafed?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive after using Sudafed?

Q: I have just returned from a trip to Mexico, where one of our group had some sinus congestion at the beginning of the...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive with childhood asthma?

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

Q: My ten-year old daughter Lucy has asthma, which she’s had since birth. In her first few winters it was quite severe and she...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you go hang-gliding after a dive?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you go hang-gliding after a dive?

Q: I’ve been diving for 30-odd years and was a smoker until five years ago (I’m now 48). Unfortunately I think I left giving...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you scuba dive after gastric band surgery?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you scuba dive after gastric band surgery?

Q: I had weight loss surgery a few years ago. The procedure I had was called gastric bypass. Ironically I sold my dive gear...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Is it safe to scuba dive if you suffer from panic attacks?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Is it safe to scuba dive if you suffer from...

Q: I’ve been stationed out in Vietnam with work for a year, and while here I’ve been enjoying all the natural pursuits the country...
scuba dive after giving blood

Can you scuba dive after giving blood or while taking beta blockers?

Q: I am a regular blood donor and was wondering whether you could see any reasons I can’t dive? I really want to try...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you still scuba dive when on medication for atrial fibrillation

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you still scuba dive when on medication for atrial...

Q: Hello. I have been diving for 57 years, and I am an advanced diver and ex-instructor. I was recently diagnosed with atrial flutter...
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...

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