I am to start a university course next year which includes a diving qualification. I have read in places that a perforated eardrum could cause problems whilst diving. However, it was 14 years ago since my eardrum burst and since then I have had no ear problems (Other than the occasional earache once every 3 months or something) Would I be ok to go Scuba Diving?

Also, I have mild asthma, but again it’s not major – Would this be a problem?

A quick test is to pinch your nose and try and blow through it, both ears should pop with no pain, do not try this with a cold and don’t push it to hard if they don’t. Not all Doctors do diving medical exams, your local diving shop with know of one in the area do, they will test your lung capacity for your asthma.