Hi. Just a quick note on Immersion Pulmonary Edema. DAN has a good summary on IPE.


I think the symptoms are accurate and all divers need to be aware. I would add that hyperventilation was also present in my case as I failed to rid my body of CO2. However, I don't agree with the suggestion that divers return to diving. I know of at least one fatality due to IPE in a diver who suffered a prior incident. In my opinion, returning to diving when the recurrence rate is finite but unknown is irresponsible as it may place a buddy at risk.

Dive safe,


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