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Ask a Maui Doctor: What are the Risks of Snorkeling Over the Age of 50?

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Doctors at Minit Medical answer some of the questions submitted by readers.

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Each week, a doctor from Minit Medical Kahului or Lahaina will answer questions that have been submitted by readers. Submit your own medical related questions to our doctors at

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask a Maui Doctor” column.

Q: There have been numerous reports recently of older people snorkeling and being found unresponsive at beaches around Maui. Are there risks for snorkeling over 50 years old?

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