Diving and marine medicine review part II: diving diseases.

  title={Diving and marine medicine review part II: diving diseases.},
  author={Alan M Spira},
  journal={Journal of travel medicine},
  volume={6 3},
Diving is a high-risk sport. There are approximately between 1 to 3 million recreational scuba divers in the USA (with over a quarter-million learning scuba annually); there are about 1 million in Europe and over 50,000 in the United Kingdom. In this population 3-9 deaths/100,000 occur annually in the US alone, and those surviving diving injuries far exceeds this. Diving morbidity can be from near-drowning, from gas bubbles, from barotrauma or from environmental hazards. In reality, the most… CONTINUE READING