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Titan Meets Titanic

By Kim Frank

Q1 2022

STOCKTON RUSH AND HIS TEAM AT OCEANGATE made history on July 10, 2021, when they reached the Titanic — at a depth of approximately 12,500 feet — in Titan, the only submersible of its kind. The dive proved that this unique cylinder-shaped, carbon fiber and titanium five-person submersible can explore this wreck and was a […]

Short but Beautiful Lives

By Jack Israel; photos by Jack Israel

Q1 2022

MY FELLOW DIVERS WERE ECSTATIC AFTER A TWILIGHT DIVE on the Okinawa wreck near Pompano, Florida, in early June 2019. I was shooting wide angle and hadn’t paid much attention to small creatures during the dive, but they had found the holy grail for macro photographers: nudibranchs — in this case, regal sea goddesses (Felimare […]

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A Sense of Purpose

By Amy Lee; photos courtesy Christy Pattengill-Semmens

Q1 2022

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona Years Diving: 34 Favorite Dive Destination: Little Cayman is special because of the conservation work our team has done through the Grouper Moon Project and the time I’ve spent there with my family. Why I’m a DAN Member: Diving around the world with REEF and conducting conservation research in the field means […]

Program Spotlight: DAN Offers New E-Learning Courses

Q1 2022

Dive safety starts with understanding the risks in diving. Prevention requires taking appropriate steps to mitigate these risks, and effectively responding to incidents requires preparation and training. Online learning is a practical and convenient way to improve your knowledge and make you a safer diver. DAN members have access to a compendium of free e-learning […]

DAN Dispatch: DAN Launches 2022 Webinar Series

Q1 2022

DAN HAS LAUNCHED A NEW SERIES of live monthly webinars on its DAN TV YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/DiversAlertNetworkTV. Throughout 2022, experts from DAN’s Research, Safety Services, and Medical Services teams will give presentations on topics relevant to divers, dive professionals, and dive business owners as we look beyond the pandemic and resume diving and traveling. […]

Travel Smarter: Travelers Medical Guide Is Available

Q1 2022

DAN’s new Travelers Medical Guide was created to help divers, boaters, and adventure travelers recognize and manage various travel-related illnesses and injuries. Drawing on DAN’s decades of experience managing emergencies, this digital guide explains common symptoms, illnesses, and treatments in an easy-to-understand manner. Access the free guide at DAN.org. Traveling the world requires knowledge and preparation. […]

Building Better Balance

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Cassandra Adams; photos by Stephen Frink

Q1 2022

DIVING TAKES PLACE in an environment that is dynamic both in and out of the water. Challenging and changing situations can happen even while traveling to a dive site. Balance exercises can help improve your ability to maintain or regain stability on a rocking boat. Wearing scuba gear changes your weight distribution and center of […]

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