oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - A brief overview of underwater medicine

Volume 3, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



There are two distinct forms of underwater activity which need to be differentiated, namely breath-holding diving and SCUBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) diving. Each of these share the challenge of the raised environmental pressure, but the physiological responses and their possible sequelae may differ substantially.

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