Divers can’t save themselves unless they understand what’s happening and how to evaluate the problem, keep breathing and act. It sounds simple, but the rescue diver course helped me solidify my safety and survival skills. I may not remember every detail, but one item still stands out for me as invaluable for a new diver: Any dive can be stopped at any time, for any reason, without question. To that I would add “and without embarrassment.” That advice would eventually save me.
An emergency skills instructor saw first-hand how these important skills matter. His friend was able to help his mother when she was choking. Read more about important safety skills.
Pure oxygen can save a person’s life when administered correctly — but oxygen administration is a skill not everyone has. Learn more.
Two DAN members share their stories of separate field trips going array and how their safety training skills were incredibly helpful.
About to start a dive, a group of divers were asked to help a potential drowning victim. Training kicked in and they provided relief. Read more about this heroic story.
Dive training and skills can prevent emergencies. Read the story of how one diver repeatedly met situations where their dive training was crucial.
In an effort to improve the facility’s diver rescue capabilities, Dutch Springs recently upgraded its rescue vessel to a custom-built pontoon boat with a platform for transporting an injured diver.
When a diver popped up before his buddy, he started immediately coordinating with the divemaster and boat operator to coordinate a search. Thankfully, the buddy was found unharmed.
Even if your skills aren’t perfect, you can still make a difference. Read a first-person story about how basic first-aid skills came in handy in saving a life.
A vacation on a cruise ship, was littered with jellyfish run ins. But thanks to quick thinking, a DAN member’s training were vital in preventing serious injuries.