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Old 04-21-2020, 05:57 PM
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Contacting Covid19 can have the effect of permanent lung damage and disqualifying a person from ever diving again. This damage is not confined to only elderly people but can happen to anyone. If you have had and will have this disease your lungs should be checked before you go diving again.

You can skip some of 5his video as being general information but there is a section on lung damage and diving.
Old 04-22-2020, 12:57 AM
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Yeaaaaah another Covid 19 thread.
Old 07-20-2020, 08:59 AM
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Same as the flu or any other SARS. Nothing "new."
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how would we know if it is permanent lung damage being the virus is so new? wouldnt we need years of living with the virus to determine this?
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The virus can destroy alveoli in the lungs with the progression of pneumonia. When you cannot exhale expanding air trapped In you lungs you better stay at sea level. For this same reason asthmatics are medically excluded from diving.
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Originally Posted by capt.gene View Post
The virus can destroy alveoli in the lungs with the progression of pneumonia. When you cannot exhale expanding air trapped In you lungs you better stay at sea level. For this same reason asthmatics are medically excluded from diving.
Not always. It really depends on the type and severity of the asthma. I’ve been an asthmatic as long as I can remember. Thankfully, it’s much more minor than it was when I was younger. When I was young, it was a regular regimen. Daily inhaler use, and a few ER trips. I still keep a rescue inhaler at home, but it really is only used, at most, a couple times a year. Usually due to an allergic trigger. I’ve been certified since 1990.

Both my daughters also have asthma, though much more mild than mine was. Again, the primary trigger in them is allergies. All three of us were medically cleared by an asthma specialist prior to taking the class. When one of my daughters was being checked out for the clearance, the specialist explained, that the cause of the trigger was important. Since neither of us exhibited symptoms after physical exertion, he felt the risk was low. BTW, this specialist was the same one who signed my clearance back in 1990, so he’s had a few years in the field.

This is not to say that there is no risk. An asthmatic interested in SCUBA should consult their Dr.

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