Font Size
A
A
A

Wilderness: Safe Diving and Wilderness Tips (cont.)

On the Dive

Patient Comments
  • When boat diving, observe all regulations and rules as outlined by the boat captain. Each diver should personally check-in with the captain when boarding the boat and at the end of every dive.
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol prior to scuba diving.
  • In case of serious injury:
    • Do not move a traumatically injured person unless absolutely necessary.
    • Contact emergency medical services as soon as possible.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/19/2014

Must Read Articles Related to Wilderness: Safe Diving and Wilderness Tips

Catfish Sting
Catfish Sting Catfish stings occur when a person accidentally steps on a catfish, or handles it after catching it. Catfish have external spines near their fins that sting. Tr...learn more >>
Foreign Travel
Foreign Travel It is important to plan well in advance when traveling to a foreign country. Travelers should protect (and prepare) themselves from illness by obtaining the app...learn more >>
Immunizations and Antibiotics for Overseas Travel
Immunizations and Antibiotics for Oversea Travel Most immunizations are not required under International Health Requirements but are recommended. Anyone lacking certain region- or country-specific immunization...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Tips:

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling - Protection

What diving or snorkeling steps do you take to protect the oceans reefs and fish? Have you seen a diver or snorkeler harming or harassing marine life? If so, please describe the incident.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling - Safety

Please share with others about your experiences on bringing emergency numbers, passport protection, or other safety tips you have take.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling - Diving

Please share any emergency events that occurred while scuba diving or snorkeling, and what first aid action was taken.



NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD

Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Barotrauma »

Diving as a profession can be traced back more than 5000 years, yet diving-related disease was not described until Paul Bert wrote about caisson disease in 1878.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary