Monday, August 07, 2006

13 year old diver treated for DCS



We have long been severe critics of allowing youngsters below the age of 16 to dive.This age is not arbitrary, being the age of 'consent' , the age of driving licenses, etc.

Here is a report of an 'experienced' 13 year old diver treated for DCS.

http://tinyurl.com/qn7s9

More about children diving on these web pages on our web site:

Teenagers and Diving
Description of requirements and dangers of teen divers, particularly the psychology and physical needs for maturity.Traits that are important -good judgment ...

Age and Diving
and dangers of teen divers, particularly the psychology and physical ... Diving Teens Problem -- Teen Age Divers Sport diving imposes no legal ... for young ...

[PDF] Teenagers and Diving
factors should be restricted in the growing teen-ager who has a life-time of. diving ahead. Arbitrary depths and times have to be chosen to maintain ...

Questions and Answers
Teen Divers Do Teens Get DCS More Frequently? I will get certified when I'm 15. My parents are worried about an increased risk of decompression sickness ...