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Teenagers and Diving

Teen Age Divers – Problem? Sport diving imposes no legal limits on age, but most diver training organizations require candidates to be 15 years old for full certification. Training is provided to younger candidates who receive conditional certification until age 15. Ordinarily, the minimum age is 12; below this age seems to be quite young...

The Elderly and Diving

The Older Diver – Problem?To my knowledge there is no specified age limit to sport diving. Diving Concerns: Condition Related Most elderly divers are not capable of sustaining the work load required by all but the least physically demanding dives. The majority of elderly divers do not exercise regularly or adequately. Treatment Related Physical training...
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