How many recreational diving fatalities per year?

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  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) collects data concerning diving fatalities that occur within USA or Canada and have published annual diving fatality reports since 1989. 5 Recreational scuba diving accounts for an average of 88 fatalities in USA or Canada each year. 5 Even without the added burden associated with hunting, (e.g. carrying tools and searching for prey), recreational scuba divers are at risk of drowning, death by cardiac disease or arterial gas embolism (AGE). 5 Additional hazards...

During 2006 to 2015 there were an estimated 306 million recreational dives made by US residents and 563 recreational diving deaths from this population. The fatality rate was 1.8 per million recreational dives, and 47 deaths for every 1000 emergency department presentations for scuba injuries.

However, an older report estimated scuba diving accounts for an estimated 700-800 deaths per year; etiologies include inadequate experience/training, exhaustion, panic, carelessness, and barotrauma. Denoble et al studied 947 recreational diving accidents from 1992-2003, during which 70% of the victims drowned.

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