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Cape Town Diving
April 24th, 2018
For those divers traveling to Cape Town for the Dive Festival...  Read More
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Compensation Legislation and the Recreational Diver
April 23rd, 2018
The requirements placed on dive operators to ensure that, as far as reasonably practicable, their workplace is (as the Occupational Health and Safety Act [OHSA] states)“safe and without risks to healt...  Read More
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Breath-hold diving. Part 3: The Science Bit!
April 23rd, 2018
Humans were designed to be terrestrial, air (gas) breathing organisms. Thus, the body’s anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms are well suited to this role. The aquatic or marine environme...  Read More
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Scuba Air Quality
April 20th, 2018
In this first of two parts, the rationale behind set contaminant limits for acceptable scuba air quality Is explained. Our knowledge-base on air quality for scuba diving has traditionally been driven ...  Read More
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Gordon Hiles - I am an Underwater Cameraman and Film Maker
April 16th, 2018
Underwater cameraman and film maker, Gordon Hiles tell us about his career. He is a DAN member....  Read More
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Diving and regular exercise
April 11th, 2018
Some runners run every day regardless of other activities. The first recommendation for such people is that they dive very conservatively. This advice is by itself a problem since it is difficult to q...  Read More
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Diving after Surgery
April 10th, 2018
When assessing a diver’s fitness to dive post-surgery, there are many factors to consider; this article provides some guidelines for ensuring a safe decision...  Read More
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Children and diving. The real concerns.
April 10th, 2018
When it comes to children and diving, there are many concerns to address regarding their underwatersafety and capabilities. In this article, some leading medical experts share their opinions on the su...  Read More
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Physiology of Decompresssion sickness FAQ
April 10th, 2018
DCS does not typically present with isolated swelling in a small joint such as a finger or toe. As in above-water activities, fingers are susceptible to a wide range of mechanical injuries in diving....  Read More
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Post Decompression sickness
April 9th, 2018
It is possible that residual sensitivity arising from the decompression insult is responsible for the subsequent symptoms....  Read More
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Oxygen ears FAQ
April 6th, 2018
Also known as middle-ear oxygen absorption syndrome, oxygen ear describes a gas volume imbalance in the middle ear after diving with breathing gas that has a higher oxygen fraction than air. The pheno...  Read More
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Inert gas washout FAQ
April 6th, 2018
The deeper and longer the dive, the more gas accumulates. In cases of DCS, the inert gas load exceeds the tissues’ capacity, so bubbles form....  Read More
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