Guidelines for Lifelong Medical Fitness to Dive

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DIVERS ALERT NETWORK has published a reference document to promote medical fitness to dive throughout divers’ lives. Intended to be used by divers, dive professionals, and doctors, the document establishes a schedule for medical questionnaires and physical evaluations based on age and other relevant factors. The information is presented in both table and flowchart format for quick reference and ease of use.

Everyone’s health status changes over time. DAN collects an enormous amount of data on who gets hurt while diving, and the schedule leverages that data to reduce the number of preventable injuries and deaths that befall divers every year. 

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