Ocean Views 2016: Change the World

The entrants of this year’s Ocean Views photo contest are truly ambassadors for our ocean world. As photographer Brian Skerry states in his introduction to the contest gallery, “The images were produce bear witness to the fact this stunning realm exists.”

Gray seal in kelp

Sympathy for the Devil

Manta rays are often forgotten in conservation and research efforts. Several species of rays are under threat. Learn more about manta rays and what you can do.

A black-and-white image of a devil ray swimming close to the ocean surface

Exploring the Heart of Bell Island

The Bell Island mines were attacked in WWII, and today, artifacts from the mine are submerged underwater making an interesting dive expedition. Crews are set to visually archive the artifacts.

A female diver is submerged and documenting sunken artifacts

Gear-Related Incidents

Faulty or improperly used gear can quickly change and impact a dive. Read gear-related dive incident reports and avoid these mistakes.

Woman in pink scuba gear swims near fish

Lionfish: Managing the Invasion

Lionfish are an invasive species globally but divers and the dive industry have been effective at controlling the lionfish populations. Different strategies help keep the populations low, but a new program tags the lionfish to learn more about them.

Two divers tag a lionfish

Elevating the Standard of Care

In late 2015, as part of DAN’s Recompression Chamber Assistance Program (RCAP), DAN sent staff to Saba to help improve medical care for divers.

Mountain town next to ocean

DAN Member Profile: Stephanie Arne

DAN member Stephanie Arne is the first female host of Mutual of Omaha’s Animal Kingdom. Read more about Stephanie’s story and why she is a DAN member.

Stephanie Arne Headshot in water

Lower-Back Pain Prevention

Back pain can ruin a dive vacation quickly. Perform these back-friendly stretches to keep your core happy and healthy. Get the back stretches now.

Personal trainer is in lunge position and leaning over right knee

Keystone Jetty, Washington

Keystone Jetty is as standout in the long list of Washington-state dive sites. A diver can find a bevvy of interesting sea creatures. Learn more about how to dive Keystone Jetty.

An old male wolf-eel chomps a crab.