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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Shake off the Dust and Return to Diving

The pandemic forced many people indoors and caused countless cancellations — of weekend excursions, long vacations, and all sorts of dive adventures. While some fortunate folks continued to dive thanks to access to local waters, many did not have that luxury and were forced to take time out of the water. Now it’s looking like […]

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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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Why DAN Does Not Share Chamber Availability

DAN frequently consults on care, transport and hyperbaric treatment for injured divers but does not provide chamber availability or location information. Read why and learn procedures should you need a chamber.

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Dive Business Tips: Compressor Room & Fill Station Safety

If not properly set up and maintained, compressor rooms and fill stations can be among the most hazardous areas of a dive business. Get the facts on proper compressor room maintenance.

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Operating Safely in the Time of Coronavirus: Part IV

Coronavirus has upended the dive industry. However, with additional safety protocols and attention to detail, shops can operate in ways that keep customers and staff safe.

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COVID-19: DAN Member FAQs

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many DAN members with questions regarding insurance policies and potential trip cancellations. Get your questions answered here.

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