Health and Safety
Scuba Diving While Pregnant - Research and Practical Considerations
Is it ok for a woman to scuba dive while pregnant? The simple answer to this question is that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Divers Alert Network (DAN) and most dive organizations recommend no diving for the duration of the pregnancy. However, the rationale behind the assumption that diving and pregnancy don’t mix is not so straightforward.
Children and Scuba Diving
Diving is a wonderful activity for the family to do together - it encourages discovery, involves exercise and allows children and their parents to form an even closer bond through a shared experience. However, it is also important to remember that diving is associated with certain inherent risks. While with adults the amount of acceptable risk has been quantified, the question remains a subject of debate when it comes to young kids.