Question for experienced scuba's or snuba's- Pregnant & Need Help
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Play it safe, play in the water on the surface.
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I know pregnant women are advised not to snorkel due to decompression issues and air bubbles in the veins but does anyone know about this?Not sure if this was just a case of you typing the wrong word, but SNORKELING is fine when pregnant. We took a 3-hour snorkeling tour in Panama City, FL, when I was 17 weeks pregnant with my son, with my midwife's full knowledge and permission. (My kid is now 4yo and he loves to snorkel himself! )
From the "decompression issues" comment, I'm thinking that maybe you meant to say SCUBA instead of snorkel. Snorkeling just involves swimming around on the surface or doing mini-dives that aren't any different from swimming in your backyard pool.