Asthma and Diving

Historic Contra-indication to divingTraditionally, asthma has been thought to be an absolute contraindication to diving. The classical thought is that the asthmatic has air-trapping associated with the constrictive airway disease,…

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Spontaneous Pneumothorax

There are three obvious reasons for not diving:Disorders that may lead to altered consciousnessDisorders that inhibit the "natural evolution of Boyle's Law".Disorders that may lead to erratic and irresponsible behavior.PneumothoraxAny…

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