Flying and SCUBA diving
To reduce the risk of decompression sickness, you will need to leave ample time between your last SCUBA dive and your flight.
If you have only had a single dive, you may fly 24 hours after, if the dive did not include decompression stops.
If your dive involved a decompression stop or you’ve been on more than one dive, you should leave 48 hours before you fly.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition where blood clots develop, most often within the deep veins of the legs. Anyone sitting for more than four hours is at risk of developing DVT, but you may be at greater risk if you:
- Are aged 40 or over
- Have previously been diagnosed with blood clots
- Have a family history of blood clots
- Have inherited a blood clotting risk
- Have cancer and/or you are undergoing cancer treatment
- Are being treated for heart failure and/or circulation problems
- Have had recent surgery, especially on the hips, knees, or abdomen
- Have an illness which has led to a period of immobility
- Are pregnant or recently had a baby
- Take the contraceptive pill or other medicines containing oestrogen
- Are very tall, very short or obese