Medical Save-A-Dive Kit

As more divers travel to more remote destinations to experience the beauty of our underwater world, there are greater concerns regarding medical care. Eric has asked me to put together what I would consider a Medical Save-a-Dive Kit. I’ll preface this by saying I’m a cardiologist, not an infectious disease (ID) specialist. This list was put together based on my travel experiences and after discussions with one of my ID colleagues.

Legal CYA: The recommendations below assume the diver is not allergic to these medications. All final decisions should be made by the diver in conjunction with his or her primary physician.

Hope you find this helpful!

Douglas Ebersole, MD

Medical Save-A-Dive Kit