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Deviated Septum

Is a deviated nasal septum a reason not to dive?

If you don't have any problem with your sinuses or ears while diving, then a deviated nasal septum (history of a broken nose) is of no consequence. Straightening of the septum can often relieve chronic ear and sinus problems if they exist, and might also eliminate difficulty with ear and sinus equalization, preventing squeezes.