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Hi guys-

Have any of you heard one way or another whether or not it is safe to SCUBA dive after getting a lap band?

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There are LOADS of threads around here about SCUBA after banding. Yep, it's absolutely okeedokee.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page for links to a few of them for more info.

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Thanks SO much! It was gonna be a deal breaker if I couldn't dive any more.....

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I’m a SCUBA diver and I was banded 6/18/08 and didn’t dive until September 2009 not because I was waiting on purpose, but because the opportunity did not present itself. I went on a live aboard boat trip where I was diving 4-5 dives per day and eating after each dive. I experienced a severe blockage of some type and was not even able to keep down fluids for the last 36 hours of my trip. My impression was that maybe the pressure from the dives compressed the ring and made the passage so small that nothing could get through. All of the dives were 85’ or deeper. I am heading to Hawaii for 11 days of diving in November and I’m considering having my fill reduced for the trip. I’m going to talk to my doctor about it to see what he thinks.

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