Asthma in deep water
Diving using scuba (self contained underwater breathing apparatus) began in the 1950s and has since become a popular activity in coastal Australia. In this article, we'll look at whether people affected by asthma can particpate in scuba diving.
There is no question that uncontrolled labile asthma is a contraindication to diving. But what about for people with controlled asthma, or with a past history of asthma? Should they also be advised against diving?