Aging Diver – The quiz!

Nowadays there are more divers at a higher age. They are eager to savour their active time as a diver as intensively as possible. Their well-chosen dive locations often lead them to the tropics and subtropics for long periods of time. There are also more divers at a higher age, not only on diving safaris. We know that older divers rather look for enjoyment than adventure. They also dive more safely, because they are more cautious and usually very experienced. They are also more willing to act responsibly and accept restrictions regarding their diving activities in case of physical limitations.

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Which of the following are typical age-related limitations?

Older divers are more prone to take (permanent) medications. Physicians will prescribe only medications compatible with diving to divers.

Immersion effects, such as blood shift to the body core, constriction of blood vessels and increase of urine excretion are especially risky for the cardiovascular system of older divers.

Due to the depth-dependent increased breathing gas density, changes in the respiratory mechanics will allow for already existing health restrictions of the respiratory organs to manifest themselves suddenly.

Which of the following is good safety advice for diving at an advanced age?

At what age should you reduce diving?

Should older divers dive more conservatively?

Is there a greater risk of cardiovascular problems in older divers?

Should I stop going diving at a certain age?

The diving experience of older divers will compensate for any physical limitations?


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