You will see images and even videos online of dogs scuba diving and dogs in scuba diving gear. Did you ever wonder if it is possible for a dog to go scuba diving? With common questions from humans divers such as how can a dog equalize their ears or know if their air is low. So, can you take your dog scuba diving?
No, not really. Dogs diving at shallow depths might be ok but the requirements and thresholds to avoid decompression sickness are not known for dogs. There are a number of other issues such as how can a dog communicate that they have a problem with their air supply, or if there are problems with their ears as they go deeper.
In today’s post, we will go through in more detail can you take your dog scuba diving. So let’s get started!
Technically it is possible if you have money to spend but it could also be considered irresponsible. Shallow depths might be ok but the requirements and thresholds to avoid decompression sickness are not known for dogs. Simply how can you teach a dog to handle problems when they go wrong while scuba diving.
There are a number of other issues such as how can a dog communicate there have a problem with the air supply, or if there are problems equalizing their ears. Scuba diving is technical, there is a requirement to get a scuba diving cert and not to be scuba diving with someone without any scuba diving knowledge. Even getting a scuba diving suit for a dog could be problematic.
PADI had an April fools day with a PADI Pet Specialty course.