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Physioball Stability Exercises
March 31st, 2020
The added weight of scuba gear raises your center of gravity, making your body less stable. That is why a small roll of a boat or an uneven step can have a larger than usual impact when you’re standin...  Read More
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Disinfection of Scuba Equipment and COVID-19
March 30th, 2020
The novel coronavirus, also known as SARS-CoV-2, is the cause of the disease COVID-19, which has killed 21,031 people worldwide at the time of this article (1). SARS-CoV-2 is part of the viral group k...  Read More
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Scuba Units Are Not Suitable Substitutes for Ventilators
March 30th, 2020
DAN AMERICA UPDATEDAN has received several inquiries about the use of scuba equipment to aid in the battle against COVID-19. Unfortunately, scuba units are not suitable substitutes for ventilators. Do...  Read More
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COVID-19 Myth Busters
March 30th, 2020
COVID-19 VIRUS CAN BE TRANSMITTED IN AREAS WITH HOT AND HUMID CLIMATESFrom the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardle...  Read More
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Africa Dust
March 29th, 2020
We still do not know what ingredients in African dust kill coral, but let’s hope that the increased focus on coral health will bring funding for the research necessary to unravel the mystery of this t...  Read More
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Diving after Dental surgery
March 28th, 2020
When a tooth is damaged or decayed, air may enter but have no way of being equalized. The diver may experience tooth pain (barodontalgia) during descent as the air compresses with depth and/or on the ...  Read More
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Delayed Off-Gassing
March 28th, 2020
A condition or injury that compromises the blood supply to tissues may theoretically impair inert gas uptake and elimination....  Read More
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Diving with Multiple Medications
March 28th, 2020
If you are taking a new medication, plan to wait a month before diving to understand how the medication affects you and your condition. If you experience drowsiness, delayed response or any other inab...  Read More
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Pygmy Seahorses: Life Aquatic
March 28th, 2020
Georges Bargibant, a researcher in New Caledonia, discovered the first pygmy seahorse when he was collecting a gorgonian coral for the Noumea museum and found a pair of tiny seahorses on its surface....  Read More
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Cardiovascular Disease and Diving
March 28th, 2020
Medication side effects may be a concern for diving, but the underlying diagnosis should be the focus when deciding someone’s fitness to dive. Cardiovascular conditions need careful evaluation that ma...  Read More
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Down in the Dumps
March 28th, 2020
The shaft is the size of an oldworld telephone booth and feels as constricting as a middle coach seat in a row of strangers. I reach my hand into the hot black muck. Redundant layers of rubber signifi...  Read More
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Getting Decompression Sickness while Freediving
March 27th, 2020
Over the past few years only a few cases of DCS during freediving have been reported, and they all were associated with repeated deep dives over a short time. Since there is little information, statis...  Read More
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