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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Dive Business Tips: Staff Health and Safety

As a business owner, safety in the workplace is your responsibility, and this requires you to perform an appropriate risk assessment to identify and manage workplace hazards.

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Well, This Bites: Prevention & Treatment of Marine Bites

Getting bit bites. When marine bites do happen, however, proper knowledge will help with treatments.

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Safer Dive Boat Operations

With attention to a few important details, dive professionals can dramatically improve divers’ safety and enjoyment during boat diving activities.

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Breathing Gas Quality Assurance

It is the top responsibility of a dive operator to provide quality breathing gas, and have systems in place should there be contamination. Learn more about breathing gas quality assurance.

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Shake off the Dust and Return to Diving

The pandemic of 2020 forced many divers to cancel trips and take a step back from diving. As a new season opens and diving may be possible again, slowly crank up your fitness.

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Use Peer Pressure for Good

Being your own advocate can be incredibly hard and isolating when up against peer pressure. But you can find empowerment and use peer pressure as a force for good within the dive community.

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Dive Business Tips: Creating a Safer Retail Shop

Now more than ever, public spaces involve some degree of risk. Here are some recommendations for improving safety in areas of your business that customers frequent.

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Simple Jitters or Enduring Anxiety?

Anxiety is long lasting and does not go away as easily as stress. And mild anxiety could prevent you from diving. Learn more.

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Emergency Action Plans: When Things Go Wrong

Emergency action plans (EAPs) are essential risk mitigation tools for dive operators and dive professionals to limit liability and ensure the safety of divers, staff and the public. Learn how to set up an effective EAP, and download a free assessment.

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Avoid the Chill

Hypothermia can affect anyone, so it’s something to be mindful of as you prepare for deeper dives, longer dives, more dives or dives in water colder than you’re used to.

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Do Wildfires Affect Breathing Gas?

In 2018, DAN Research investigated the impact of wildfires on air quality around several California and Oregon dive shops, and inspected the air of recently filled cylinders. The results are still relevant today.

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Environmental Considerations for Disinfection

Disinfection is critical to keep everyone healthy, but with the increase in cleaning, some are worried about environmental considerations. Can you disinfect properly and protect the environment?

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