Divers Blog

With diver-focused posts covering a wide range of topics — from the implications of COVID-19 to managing diabetes to current trends in risk mitigation and first aid — divers can find the information they need to stay safe. Safety is paramount in diving, and when divers have a thorough understanding of potential risks and health concerns, they are better able to prepare. Ultimately this leads to both safer and more enjoyable experiences.

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Don’t Let Divers Deny DCS Symptoms

Dive professionals know that decompression sickness (DCS) is a fact of life. We invest significant time and effort in preventing it. What many divers — and even many dive pros — don’t know is that most cases of DCS occur after dives that were within the depth and time limits of the diver’s computer. DCS […]

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DCS and Denial

Decompression sickness (DCS) can happen to any diver. In fact, in most cases it occurs after dives that were within the depth and time limits of the diver’s computer. And when out-of-the-ordinary symptoms occur, it’s not uncommon for divers to ignore them, hoping they’ll go away on their own. DCS is often unpredictable, but regardless […]

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Delayed Evacuation Almost Cost Diver Full Recovery

During a dive vacation to a remote destination, June suffered from decompression sickness — but problems kept mounting, delaying her treatment. Read the story of how DAN helped assist in the evacuation.

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Be a Great Dive Buddy

A good dive buddy is more than just a companion: They are an invaluable resource. Should something go wrong, you need a reliable dive buddy. Here’s how to get the most of the underwater partnership.

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How to Manage Ear Troubles

A diver’s ears are used for so much more than just hearing. Learn some common problems divers face and how to correct them.

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Motorcycle Wreck Highlights DAN’s Value

A horrendous motorcycle accident nearly left a couple stranded in another country while insurance companies battled over bills. Learn how DAN stepped in.

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Understand the Ears for Optimal Health

Ears are incredibly intricate and astounding organs that do more than pick up sounds. For divers, it is imperative to practice good aural hygiene and keep ears in good health. Learn more about ears and diving.

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Be Prepared for Medical Emergencies Abroad

Emergency preparedness goes beyond having over-the-counter medications and bandages. While abroad, proper emergency planning consists of knowing where local hospitals are and who to call in case of dire emergencies.

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Foster a Culture of Safety to Build Community

A well-rounded approach to dive safety will help reduce incidents — this is the premise of a culture safety. When a culture of safety is widely adopted by an organization or a community, it drives incident rates down and promotes safety for all — and it keeps diving fun.

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Two Evacuations and Lifesaving Surgery

With more than 40 years of experience managing emergencies across the globe, DAN can help you handle any trouble that arises, allowing you to relax and enjoy your trip.

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Check, Check, Check: Find the Right Dive Operator

You can find the right dive center via internet searches, social media, word of mouth or walking into a shop off the street — personal research can go a long way in helping you decide. But do you know the right questions to ask?

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Getting Stuck on Sea Urchins

Sea urchins are round, spiny creatures found on rocky marine coastlines and in shallow water around the globe. Observe these colorful pincushions from afar to avoid getting poked.

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