Are divers more at risk?

“In January a report by the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests that scuba divers have more brain lesions, caused by oxygen deprivation, than those who don’t dive.

Oh dear! What’s more, the study shows, divers with a heart defect known as “”patent foramen ovale”” — an abnormal hole in the wall between the chambers of the heart — have twice as many lesions as divers without the defect.

“”If you take diving classes and follow the rules, you’re going to be safe

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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