San Clemente Island, Calif., is owned and operated by the U.S. Navy but surrounding waters are open to divers. Learn more about diving San Clemente Island.
Closed-circuit rebreathers provide a different way to dive — where the rebreather’s primary jobs are to remove carbon dioxide and replenish oxygen. Read more about closed-circuit rebreathers.
Emergency ascents are used to avoid any adverse events during a dive. Divers are trained in standard emergency ascent procedures, but these skills must be routinely practiced. Read more.
Drysuits offer a range of thermal protections that go far beyond wetsuits. They are an indispensable tool for divers, but do require additional trainings. Read more about drysuits.
At a graduation ceremony, a scuba instructor, who is also a DAN member, had to unexpectedly put their skills into action. Quick thinking helped saved a life.
DAN Medics answer your diving questions.
A scheduled dive went horribly awry when the dive lost his weight belt midway through descent. Unable to find his belt, he ascending but had trouble controlling buoyancy. The uncontrolled ascent led to serious symptoms on the boat. Read more about the incident.
Photographer Paul Nicklen takes extreme photos in extreme conditions. His love of wildlife started at an early age and he knew he wanted a career as a photojournalist in the Arctic wildlife.
Don’t let colder water temperatures freeze you up — you can take stellar photos regardless of the conditions. Read our best tips on capturing images in cold water.
The Florida Keys are known for shallow coral reefs, but they are also home to world-class wreck diving. If you’re passionate about wreck diving, it’s time to visit the Florida Keys.