The report has been prepared by Professor Einar Thorsen, consultant in hyperbaric medicine, and Professor Marit Grønning, specialist in neurology.

The report describes possible effects of deep saturation diving on the nervous system and lung function and, on this basis, makes recommendations for clinical screening of divers before and after deep saturation dives, as part of the health monitoring of divers performed by the diving companies’ occupational health services.

The PSA considers that the report describes the current state of knowledge on this topic and represents important decision-support for the authorities’ assessments of potential future applications for consent for saturation diving to this depth range.