Diving Out of Bounds

Expedition diving varies, but ultimately, they are complex adventures that require months of preparations and a team of dedicated individuals. Learn more about expedition diving.

Expedition diver gets hosted out of water and back aboard the boat vessel

CPR

CPR is a vital tool in saving a life, but the guidelines change about every five years. DAN experts discuss the changing CPR requirements and techniques. Learn more about how to perform life-saving CPR.

Group of people gather around a purple yoga mat to learn CPR techniques

Choosing Safety

What does a culture of dive safety look like in today’s recreational diving? Read one expert’s thoughts as he dissects an ideal safety culture.

Three tech divers explore a dark cave

Dragons, Pygmies and Mantas

Komodo National Park is brimming with critters — both above and below the water. One diver calls it a “wonderland.” Read more about diving the breathtaking Komodo.

Giant sea turtle smiling at camera

Proactive & Prepared

When emergency response is made as accessible and efficient as possible, it’s much easier for divers to embrace the culture of dive safety. Divers are more apt to remind each other to be cautious and to watch out for each other with increased vigilance.

Quarry full of divers

The Gift of Kimbe

One diver chose to document Kimbe Bay. The area boasts colorful sea life but the trip itself posed many challenges for the dive team. Learn more about their incredible story.

An aerial view of volcanic islands surrounded by deep blue water

Discovery of a Lost Battlefield

A research team locates the remains of U-576 and Bluefields. This was a major discovery as many people did not know where these boats fought or were sunk. Learn more.

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May I Bend Your Ear?

Days after completing some technical dives, a diver experienced hearing loss that would not stop. An unexpected diagnosis of inner-ear decompression sickness resulted in time in a hyperbaric chamber. Read more about the incident.

Man waves from hyperbaric chamber

Understanding Alternobaric Vertigo

Learning how to equalize ear pressure is part of every diver’s basic open-water training. Alternobaric vertigo (AV) arises from unequal pressure between the two middle ears, usually because the pressures are changing at different rates. Learn more about AV and its prevention.

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