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In a word... No. Not everyone can go scuba diving. SCUBA diving is a physically demanding activity and as such some medial issues that can prevent someone from diving:
  • Asthma
  • Recent heart surgery
  • Serious lung or chest disease (particularly where surgery was involved)
  • Epilepsy, fitting, convulsions and seizures, or taking medications to prevent them
  • Diabetes requiring insulin.
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung) even after a surgical procedure designed to prevent recurrence
  • Any neurological abnormality where there is a significant probability of unconsciousness
  • Pregnancy


Other conditions may require a medical examination in order to obtain certification. Check out the certification agencies at the related links for more information.
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