Cayman’s Sister Islands

Cayman’s Sister Islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, offer divers a lot of explore — amazing marine life, geography sculpted by volcanic activity, mangrove-shrouded lagoons and much more.

Deck guns of a sunken war craft

The Emerald Sea

British Columbia is surrounded by scuba hotspots. There are difficult currents to traverse, magnificent sea creatures, shipwrecks and much, much more.,

Vancouver Island, British Columbia at sunset

Photography for a Cause

Photographer John Weller who was the primary visual architect of Ross Sea conservation. Weller documented sea life around this Arctic location.

Cute penguins waddle on ice

Another Way of Seeing

Underwater pool photography has become increasingly popular. With a dive approach in mind, read how one photographer tackles pool photography and still creates artistic photos.

A scuba diving photographer is behind the camera shooting a model who is holding her breath

Effects of Aspirin on Diving

If you take aspirin everyday, what will be the impact on a diver’s risk of decompression sickness? Two DAN doctors answered a common question and provided their best advice.

A spilled bottle of aspirin lies on top of some medical charts

Caissons, Compressed-Air Work and Deep Tunneling

Do you know how underground tunnels are made? The working spaces, or caissons, are pressurized with compress air. But in the 19th century, many laborers had an unexplained illness after returning to atmospheric pressure.

An old photo of workers building tunnels and bridges

Distracted While Diving

It can be easy to lose sight of depth, time and gas supply when you’re in search of the perfect image. Stay alert — don’t compromise your safety for the sake of a photograph.

A diver swims overhead holding a camera

Head Injuries and Diving

If you have a history of head injuries, it may impact your ability to dive. Our experts answer questions pertaining to head injuries.

A woman holds her head. Her head is injured.

Asking the Right Questions

Ingrid Eftedal, Ph.D., studies the genetic and molecular mechanisms involved in the body’s responses to diving. Eftedal’s diverse background includes work in molecular biology, forensic genetics, civil engineering, biophysics and medical technology.

Ingrid Eftedal, Ph.D., stands beside a small hyperbaric chamber used for animal studies.