How do you determine what’s safe and what’s not? Dive computers have mostly replaced the common usage of decompression tables in rec diving. However, there is a lack of hard data on the validation of decompression safety. Read more.
Sidemount gear configuration creates a lower profile in the water enabling people to explore new environments easier. Sidemount is no longer considered something exclusive to tech divers and is moving into the recreational dive space.
Three divers share their stories with their experiences with closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Post-operation, all three divers are back to diving but prove how individualized surgeries and recoveries can be.
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a relatively benign cardiac defect that creates a passage in a wall that normally separates the left and right upper chambers of the heart. But preferred treatment is up for debate.
If divers test positive for patent foramen ovale (PFO), they may choose to stop diving or take steps to mitigate future risks. A five-year DAN study analyzed those who underwent a closure procedure and those who did not.