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Talya Davidoff: the 'Plattelandse Meisie' Freediver
October 23rd, 2020
Her advice to divers to improve their breath hold and depth her is simple. Have the right coach and have the right safety measures in place. “I have learnt that I will not push my limits unless I tru...  Read More
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Scuba Diving and Factor V Leiden gene mutation
October 19th, 2020
The goal isn’t to find a physician to sign off on your ability to dive but rather to objectively determine whether your medical history, Factor V in your case, is compatible with diving....  Read More
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The Watchman device and diving
October 19th, 2020
Divers who have AFib should be well rate controlled, both at rest and when performing moderate exercise, and understand the possible complications of their condition before considering diving. We reco...  Read More
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The Importance of a Predive Safety Check
October 19th, 2020
Complacency and skipping your predive safety check or buddy check are entirely preventable factors in dive accidents. Complete all your checks before every dive. ...  Read More
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Children and Diving
October 19th, 2020
Children are still developing both physically and mentally, which affects the decision about whether a young diver is fully capable or requires some modification. Some training agencies allow in-water...  Read More
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Nitrogen Narcosis at shallow depths
October 19th, 2020
His gas consumption may indicate hyperventilation occurred during the dive. Without further speculation, the student will need a dive medical exam, and he should discuss this incident with a dive medi...  Read More
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Oil and Particulates: Safe levels in Breathing Air at depth
October 19th, 2020
Laboratory analysis provides a good degree of accuracy but requires sending a sample, so it is a time- and money-intensive spot check. Several volatile organic compound (VOC) analysers are available f...  Read More
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Dive Principles for Coping with COVID-19
October 19th, 2020
While it is sometimes tempting to pick up things underwater, divers know better. The Conus textile cone snail, for example, has a beautiful shell that invites collection, but it is also highly venomou...  Read More
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Fluorescence Imaging help Identify Coral Bleaching
October 18th, 2020
Humans affect the very world we inhabit. Deforestation, fossil fuel use and environmental pollutants such as plastics and pesticides are changing our world. The oceans and the reefs within them are no...  Read More
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Freediving For Science
October 18th, 2020
It is the second-deepest marine sinkhole in the world, yet it is accessible from land. Harboring coral reefs and other marine life, it is an ideal oceanic microcosm, sheltered from prevailing winds an...  Read More
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Step Exercises with Cardio
October 18th, 2020
Considered a form of preventative medicine by the American College of Sports Medicine, exercise has a wide range of positive physical, mental and cognitive benefits. This timed program is designed to ...  Read More
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DAN Rebreather Survey
September 16th, 2020
REBREATHER DIVERS: HAVE YOU HAD A CAUSTIC COCKTAIL? Or know someone who has? Tell us about it in this 5-minute survey so we can develop ways to prevent others from getting injured or having to experie...  Read More
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