Injuries

Common Scuba Diving Injuries

This section is a comprehensive list of the most common scuba diving accidents.

It explains common injuries from minor ailments to maladies that create serious medical emergencies.

Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of dive injuries.

Knowing some basic first aid treatments for scuba medical problems can decrease the likelihood of an accident becoming seriously life-threatening.

Click on the links below for more information and advice about common diving maladies.

Scuba Injuries, Ailments, and Maladies

Deaths are relatively uncommon, but they do happen in dive areas the world over. Some are unique, but many have things in common. Most scuba diving deaths could have been prevented - as with most unfortunate accidents!

Note: This guide does not replace professional training in preventing, treating, and scuba injury dive accident management.

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