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Has anyone had Covid and went diving when they were better?

Discussion in 'Diving Medicine' started by 12th Man, Dec 12, 2020.

  1. Ghattas

    Ghattas DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Everywhere
    Keep us posted. Best wishes.
  2. 12th Man

    12th Man Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: J&D Ranch North Central Texas
    That's really good to know. I was actually in the ICU at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Allen which is where my wife works as a nurse. Once I get stronger later this spring I'll look into the hyperbaric unit in Dallas and get checked out. Better to get checked out in a controlled environment prior to dropping into the ocean.

    I've been on DAN's website for the Covid trail. Later this spring early fall when my health is back to what the doctors are calling my new normal, I'm going to join the trial depending on how I do in the hyperbaric unit.


  3. Efka76

    Efka76 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    I had COVID-19 in the beginning in November and recovered after 2 weeks. My case was much easier than yours - I just had high temperature, other coronavirus symptoms but no issues with breathing. I think that I recovered now as I can do 7-9 km hikes in Scottish hills, doing exercises with kettlebell normally. However, I will wait at least 3 months, then will do BSAC medical examination. If everything is ok, will be diving again. In your case I would be extremely careful and go for diving if everything is ok with lungs. Do not rush, listen to your body, life is more important than diving. You had a severe case of COVOD -19 and really lucky that you recovered.
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  4. WeRtheOcean

    WeRtheOcean Barracuda

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    This is uncharted territory. There are no systematic data on post-COVID diving.
  5. sea_ledford

    sea_ledford Captain

    UCSD return to diving after COVID guidelines:

    https://health.ucsd.edu/coronavirus...uation of Divers during COVID-19 pandemic.pdf

    You would be in the category 3 section. Hope it works out for you! Keep in mind these are based on best guess, not data, as there wasn't data at the time of writing. I've followed up with one of the primary authors and she said they don't have plans to update as there still isn't any data. The DAN study will help with that.

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  6. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    This is why I’m pretty concerned about catching this virus, you just don’t know which lane it’s going to take you down! Mild “achy for a day” no big deal to ICU and looong term issues. Wishing you the best in you’re recovery.
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  7. WeRtheOcean

    WeRtheOcean Barracuda

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    That's true of a lot of "normal" viruses, too, though. Like the flu.
  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    In my province, more people have died of covid *this year* than have died of the flu in the *past 20 years* combined.

    So no, not like the flu.
  9. stiebs

    stiebs Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    I think the reference is that a wide range of symptoms, and seriousness of symptoms, is not unique to COVID-19, and that it is also true of other viruses including the flu. Not that the seriousness of covid is comparable to the flu.

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