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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Abaco Cave Diver Evacuation

Just before Christmas, a DAN member who was diving in Abaco, Bahamas, experienced an incident that resulted in decompression illness. When he contacted DAN and tried to access the benefits […]

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Alternobaric Vertigo

Divers and dive professionals should know how to recognize, avoid, and respond to vertigo underwater.

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Lung Squeeze Survey

Divers Alert Network (DAN) and University of California San Diego (UCSD) are sponsoring a survey that will collect data from breath-hold divers regarding their experience(s) with lung injuries while training […]

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Wildfires and Breathing Gas Quality

Divers and dive operators may wonder about the effects of wildfires on divers’ breathing gas. Fortunately it seems cylinders can still be safely filled.

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Recognizing and Preventing Barotrauma

Dive professionals must become proficient at recognizing signs of barotrauma and helping divers prevent it.

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What’s in Your Air?

Choosing a reputable dive operation with a reliable safety record is important for ensuring your personal safety while diving — even if you rely on them for nothing more than […]

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DAN Liability: Committed to a Stable Future

When you purchase liability insurance from DAN, you’re backed by more than an insurance policy. You’re supported by an organization that has been helping divers for over 40 years. In […]

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Medically Unnecessary Procedures: A Member Alert

DAN has become aware of several instances in which medical providers subjected injured divers to medically unnecessary diagnostic testing before administering definitive care.

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Can You Recognize IPE?

Pulmonary edema is an abnormal leakage of fluid from the bloodstream into the alveoli, the microscopic air sacs in the lungs. It is most often the result of heart failure […]

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Use DAN’s Free Dive Safety Resources

As part of its mission to promote dive safety, DAN has made available numerous e-learning courses, videos, planning tools, and other resources for divers and dive professionals.

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Toughing It Out Is Dangerous

A diver’s symptoms went from bad to worse when he continued diving despite not feeling well. A strong downcurrent complicated things further.

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How Are Your Divers Feeling?

Dive professionals can enhance divers’ safety through compliance with safety protocols, having emergency action plans in place, keeping an eye on their divers, and recognizing — and decisively responding to — signs of DCS.

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