Sunday, March 19, 2006

Obesity and Its Correlation With Scuba Diving

We occasionally (often) get questions that relate to the risks of diving and obesity. Let's face it, we actually have an epidemic of excess weight in our general population and this translates right over to divers and dive instructors. Here is a web site that associates one of the main risks of diving and obesity - respiratory problems. To my knowledge, there are no studies, however, that relate an increased risk of DCS with obesity.

Obesity and Its Correlation With Spirometric Variables

See also our web page about obesity and diving at:
Obesity and DCS
Describes the increased risks of diving with obesity. ... Obesity and Scuba Diving. Questions are often asked about diving while overweight, body mass index ... -