When things go wrong
May 10th, 2018
History teaches us that accidents are always possible. Emergency action plans (EAPs) are essential tools for dive professionals and dive businesses. These plans typically provide information needed in...
The Boat Left Without You: Now What?
April 25th, 2018
While being left behind by the dive boat is a rare occurrence, simply becoming separated from it is far more common. Either way, when divers are stranded at sea, the prospects can seem bleak. Even in ...
Five pro tips for capturing better images in cold water
April 25th, 2018
All underwater photographers, at some point in their shooting life, will find themselves captivated by the unique subjects found only in temperate or cold water. Whether you're shooting the white shar...
Cape Town Diving
April 24th, 2018
For those divers traveling to Cape Town for the Dive Festival...
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...
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...
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 ...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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....
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