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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Support for Newly Certified Divers

Scuba diver Fran knows what it’s like to be both a new diver and one who returned to the sport after a hiatus. In both situations, she believes, DAN membership and insurance are incredibly important.

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Comparison of COVID-19 and Decompression Illness: Causes and Risk Mitigation

While notably different, there are similarities in COVID-19 and decompression illness worthy of consideration. Understand how risk mitigation measures can be used to ward off either.

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Freediving Not a Free Pass Out of DCS

Freedivers rarely deal with decompression sickness, which clouds their judgement if symptoms arise. “How can it be DCS?” Read more about the story of one freediver whose treatment was delayed because he didn’t think it could be DCS.

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Put Your Students’ Minds at Ease

DAN is a great resource for your students and new divers. The organization can answer their questions, provide support and evacuation services in an emergency and offer crucial reassurance.

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COVID-19 and Diving: March 2021 Update

As the medical community has learned more about COVID-19 in the past year, the implications of the disease for divers are now better understood.

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An Accident at Sea

Accidents don’t take vacations, and it’s smart to be prepared for anything, no matter where in the world you go. While DAN is best known for helping divers, its emergency evacuation benefit can cover non-diving-related emergencies as well.

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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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