Cozumel Scuba Diving Physical Requirements

"Detailed Physical Requirements to Scuba Dive in Cozumel Mexico"

Scuba Dive Health Requirements

All Cozumel scuba diving students must answer a scuba diving medical questionnaire before beginning our Cozumel diving course. The high pressure that a diver experiences underwater effects how the body functions in a variety of ways. Physical conditions that may not be bothersome, or even noticeable, in everyday life may be dangerous underwater. Lung problems (such as a collapsed lung or asthma), ear issues (such as problems with ear equalization), allergies, and certain diseases are all potentially dangerous underwater. Some medications are contraindicated for diving. Cozumel divers should carefully read, then honestly answer the diving medical questionnaire before beginning to dive in Cozumel, and they should review it periodically..

The age requirements for scuba diving vary among countries and scuba diving organizations. As a general rule, children aged 8 and above may scuba dive, depending upon their maturity level. Cozumel Mexico and Promos Cozumel certification courses allow children 10 and older to enroll in our Open Water certification course. In the USA, most organizations require children to be 12 years old before certification. Our Professional Dive Instructors take special care in aiding children to scuba dive or in our Open Water Certification Course. There is currently no upper age limit for scuba diving in Cozumel Mexico or anywhere else in that matter..

Do I Need to Know How to Swim Before Learning to Scuba Dive in Cozumel Mexico?
Not exactly. Before enrolling in our Promos Cozumel Cozumel scuba diving course, prospective divers should be relatively comfortable in the water. While it is not necessary to have swum competitively in high school, a Cozumel diving student should not be so terrified of the water that he is uncomfortable in the deep end of the swimming pool. To enroll in our Cozumel discover scuba diving course, a person need only be comfortable in the water. To earn our Cozumel scuba diving certifications, a student diver must pass a watermanship assessment for scuba diving in Cozumel Mexico.

Can I Scuba Dive With a Disability with Promos Cozumel in Cozumel Mexico?
Cozumel Scuba diving is becoming an increasingly popular sport for people with physical disabilities. Special gear has been developed for divers who may have difficulty using standard dive gear, such as webbed gloves for divers who cannot swim with fins. However, in many cases specialized gear is not necessary. Cozumel divers are weightless and move freely underwater, so the weight of the scuba gear is not an obstruction. Every new Cozumel diver must relearn how to efficiently use his body in a completely foreign environment. New Cozumel divers who have a physical disability are starting at exactly the same point as any other new diver in our scuba diving course.  Contact us to get more information on this subject.





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