oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - The diver s physiological needs: Safety and the apnoeic diver

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



In the spectrum of underwater activity in South Africa, research into underwater physiological aspects of diving safety occupies a low priority, being made secondary to prevention, treatment and training. The aim of the underwater scientist is, among others, to discover procedures that would enhance diving safety for both the sportsman, who often dives pnoeically, and the industrial diver, who dives mostly with selfcontained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba).

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