Sight Search

Posts with the category “dive-safety-tips”

0
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
by DAN Medical Team
0
Dive Boat Fire Safety
July 3rd, 2020
Two recent tragic boat fires in popular dive regions have once again illustrated that not all accidents happen during a dive. While rare, fires on dive boats can start from a variety of causes, inclu...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
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
by DAN Medical Team
0
How to perform a Neurological Assessment
February 22nd, 2020
It is good practice to regard any neurological abnormality after diving as acute decompression illness. Notify a diving medical officer immediately....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
How to perform One-rescuer CPR
February 22nd, 2020
Performing CPR and BLS on your own as a single rescuer can be extremely emotional and can take place in extremely confusing circumstances. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
How to perform a Deep Diver Rescue
February 18th, 2020
If an airway is not available, mouth-to-snorkel rescue breathing should be done. It will be easier to do than mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing in a choppy sea. Position yourself behind the diver. Ensur...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
How to manage Oxygen Deficiency (Hypoxia)
February 17th, 2020
Providing oxygen as quickly as possible, is good practice for treatment of hypoxia Techniques vary widely depending on the patient's condition, but may include oxygen by face mask or nasal cannula, m...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
How to manage Scombroid Poisoning
February 17th, 2020
Contamination due to improper preservation or canning allows bacteria entrance to the flesh of the fish. These bacteria break the histidine down to a poisonous amine called saurine, which has many of ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
What to do when confronted by a shark
February 17th, 2020
Nothing compare to the exhilaration of seeing sharks underwater. Being on their level makes for exciting diving. All the more reason to be weel briefed and prepared for this encounter....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
How to manage Malaria
February 17th, 2020
Malaria usually presents initially with flu-like symptoms: headaches, muscle and joint aches, and fever. Severe shivering attacks (rigors) and high fever then occur and recur in a cyclical pattern eve...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
How to Rescue a Distressed diver at the Surface
February 3rd, 2020
A guide as to the steps one should follow to assist a distressed diver at the surface....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
How to manage Near-Drowning
February 3rd, 2020
Resuscitation should be continued until a doctor calls of the attempt because of definite death....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Lithium-Ion Battery Safety
December 11th, 2019
To reduce the chances of catastrophic failure, manufacturers of products containing Li-ion batteries build in redundant safety features such as vents to release built-up gases, a circuit board to regu...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Wetsuits and heat stress
November 30th, 2019
Spending a prolonged time on the deck of a dive boat or onshore while dressed in a wetsuit, prior to entering the water can cause heat stress and exhaustion....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Advice, Support and a Lifeline
November 30th, 2019
From across the world, DAN constantly assisted me throughout the entire ordeal from the moment I contacted them. When I arrived home, the DAN doctor saw me in person to follow up about my DCS. DAN’s e...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Travel Smarter: Plan for Medical Emergencies
November 13th, 2019
Knowing what to expect in an emergency, bringing the necessary equipment and taking preventive measures before you travel will not only improve possible outcomes in the event of an incident but coul...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Equipment Maintenance
October 3rd, 2019
Equipment failures can happen anywhere, especially if we neglect to understand the potential for failure. Routinely servicing your equipment will help keep your business thriving by ensuring the safet...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Fire Safety In the Dive Industry: Part 1
October 3rd, 2019
While prevention is key, being aware, prepared, trained and equipped will ensure the best possible outcome in a fire. Do not try to be brave; if you are unsure, untrained or responsible for others, ev...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Fire Safety in the Dive Industry: Part 2
October 3rd, 2019
Preventing fires is paramount, but we need to be prepared to deal with fire emergencies when they occur....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Emergency Planning: Practicing the Plan
October 3rd, 2019
Your team needs to understand the situation and be able to prioritize actions when faced with emergencies. While risk will always be present, improved knowledge, understanding and preparedness remain ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Emergency Planning: What Makes a Good Plan?
October 3rd, 2019
Focus on the major risks — those that will have the biggest impact on the operation and that may cause injuries, fatalities or major loss to property. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Protect your Environment
September 30th, 2019
Dive businesses, professionals, divers and the broader dive community should be aware of the harm their activities could cause. Pollution, damage, invasion by non-endemic life-forms, removal of protec...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Piston or diaphragm: Does it matter?
September 26th, 2019
The most important factor in a properly working regulator is not what you use but how you use it. Personal preference can guide your purchasing decision; modern regulators from a quality manufacturer ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Nine factors that play a major role in a scuba diver’s dehydration
July 15th, 2019
Since blood is partially responsible for the transportation of nutrients and for gas exchange, thickened blood will affect the off-gassing of nitrogen and increase the risk of developing DCS....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Emergency Underwater Oxygen Recompression
May 27th, 2019
Emergency underwater oxygen decompression is a procedure for remote areas only as is to be used in extreme cases where there is no decompression chamber available and only if divers are appropriately...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
Your Dive Computer: Tips and tricks - PART 2
May 25th, 2019
Dive computers are wonderful at carrying out programmed mathematical computations, but they are blind to the many insights you may have before, during and between your dives. For example, your dive co...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
0
The Social Responsibility of Recreational SCUBA Diving - Part 2
February 3rd, 2017
​​​When pondering on an issue that affects the psychological character of man, I find the following excerpt from motor vehicle driving research undertaken, summing up human behaviour, as follows:   “I...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
0
The Social Responsibility of Recreational SCUBA Diving - Part 1
January 27th, 2017
​This thread started in response to comments received on Loss of Consciousness Underwater, and concerns that divers with undeclared medical problems are jeopardizing the safety of others. I truly app...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
0
How Good Is Your Emergency Plan
August 7th, 2016
​DAN is regularly contacted by divers seeking information for their Emergency Action/Assistance Plan (EAP). Generally the information is a collection of phone numbers and contact information. Based on...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
0
Dive Fatality & Lobster Mini-Season Statistics
June 10th, 2016
By Divers Alert Network On average, Lobster Mini-Season results in two dive fatalities. This infographic shows you what you need to know to avoid becoming one of the numbers. ​Read more >......  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
0
How ocean pollution affects humans
June 10th, 2016
POLLUTION HAS PUT OUR OCEANS AT THE BRINK OF DISASTEREvery year more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean, but how does that affect humans and what can we do to stop this behaviour?...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
0
7 Things we did not know about the ocean
June 3rd, 2016
Yes, I suppose many of us may be wondering what the ocean is still hiding from us. Or perhaps we are so preoccupied with life that we don't really think about it until we read about it or see it on te...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
6
Newsflash! Low Pressure Hose Deterioration
June 2nd, 2016
Crystallized nylon-hose interiors can cause regulator failures. Polymorphic crystallization inside hoses has recently emerged as a hazard divers should be aware of....  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
0
Humanoid Robotic Diver
May 17th, 2016
From time immortal there was always a sense of wonder, and in a way dreaming, of a robot diver (avatar) that is impervious to depth, to explore the deep seas.​Click on this link to see the newest robo...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
0
Petting sharks - a good idea?
May 17th, 2016
What do you think about this?​​http://www.viralnova.com/shark-petting/I recently saw this newsclip and, being a diver too, I was intrigued.So, would I go up to a shark and pet it? I don't think so... ...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
0
Can I use my DAN membership to replace my medical aid plan?
April 21st, 2016
Firstly, DAN-SA is not registered as a medical scheme in terms of the Medical Schemes Act. As such. DAN-SA is actually legally prohibited from providing the services of a medical scheme as defined in ...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
1
Speeding & Driving Behaviour
March 10th, 2016
​​“It would appear that the driving hazards and the high accident record are simply one manifestation of a method of living that has been demonstrated in their personal lives. Truly it may be said tha...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
1
Cell Phones While Driving
March 2nd, 2016
One of the most popular ways of keeping contact with your dive buddies whilst on route to a diving destination is via text message, whatsapp or simply by phoning them. Beware that current legislation ...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
0
DAN - MEDIA WATCH - RESPECT THE SEA
February 18th, 2016
​ The details of the report are posted here (THE FOOTAGE IS QUITE GRAPHIC AND SENSITIVE VIEWERS ARE CAUTIONED) Some of us may remember the fatal attack on Monique Price on 24 June 1990 near Mosselbay....  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
0
Lung Squeeze & DCI in Breath-Hold Diving
February 17th, 2016
​Dr Danilo Cialoni is a medical doctor and champion Breath-hold diver. He is also a leading researcher in Breath-hold diving and Echocardiography.His work with the DAN Europe Foundation has played a s...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney

Categories

 2020
 2019
 2018
 2016
immersion and bubble formation Accidents Acid reflux Acute ailments After anaesthesia Air Quality Air exchange centre Air hose failure Airway control Air Alert Diver Magazine Alternative gas mix Altitude changes Altitude sickness Aluminium Oxide Ama divers Amino acids Anaerobic Metabolism Annual renewal Apnea Apnoea Archaeology Arterial gas embolism Arthroscopic surgery Aspirin Aurel hygiene BCD BHP BLS BWARF Back adjustment Back pain Back treatment Backextensors Badages Bag valve mask Bahamas Balancing Bandaids Barbell back squat Barometric pressure Barotrauma Basic Life Support Batteries Bench press Benign prostate hyperplasia Beth Neale Black Blood flow Blood thinners Blue Wilderness Blurred vision Boat safety Bone fractures Bouyancy compensators Boyle's Law Boyle\'s Law Bradycardia Brain Breast Cancer Breath Hold Diving Breath holding Breath hold Breath-hold Breathing Gas Breathing gas contamination Breathing Breathold diving Broken bones Bruising Bubbleformation Buddy Exercise Buddy checks Buoyancy Burnshield CGASA CMAS CO2 COVID-19 COVID CPR Cabin pressure Caissons diseas Camera settings Cancer Remission Cancer treatments Cancer Cannabis and diving Cannabis Cape Town Dive Festival Cape Town CapeTown Carbon Monoxide Carbon dioxide Cardio health Cardiological Cardiomyopathy Chamber Safety Chamber science Charging batteries Charles' Law Charles\' Law Charles\\\' Law Charles\\\\\\\' Law Charles\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Law Charlie Warland Chemotherapy Chest compressions Chiropractic Chlorophll Citizen Conservation Cleaning products Coastalexcursion Cold Water Cold care ColdWater Cold Commercial diving Commercial schools Compressed Air Compressed gas Consercation Conservation Contaminants Contaminated air Coral Conservation Coral Reefs Coral bleaching Corals Core strength Corona virus Courtactions Crohns disease Crowns Crystal build up Crystallizing hoses Cutaneous decompression DAN Courses DAN Profile DAN Researchers DAN medics DAN members DAN report DCI DCS Decompressions sickness DCS theories DCS DEMP DM training DNA DReams Dalton's Law Dalton\'s Law Dalton\\\'s Law Dalton\\\\\\\'s Law Dalton\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Law Danel Wenzel Dauin island Dean's Blue Hole Deco dives Decompression Illness Decompression Sickness Decompression Stress Decompression illsnes Decompression treatment Decompression Deep diving Deep water exploration Delayed Offgassing Dental Diaphragms Diseases Dive Chamber Dive Computer Dive Destinations Dive H Dive Industry Dive Instruction Dive Instructor Dive Medical Form Dive Medical Dive Pros Dive Research Dive South Africa Dive Training Dive Travel Dive accidents Dive buddies Dive computers Dive excursions Dive fitness Dive gear Dive heallth Dive health Dive medicines Dive medicine Dive operators Dive planning Dive safety Dive safe Dive staff DiveLIVE Diveleader training Diveleaders Diver Health Diver Profile Diver infliencers Diver on surface Divers Alert Diving Divas Diving Kids Diving Trauma Diving career Diving emergencies Diving emergency management Diving fit Diving guidelines Diving injuries Diving suspended Diving Dizziness Dolphins Domestic Donation Dowels Dr Rob Schneider Drysuit diving Drysuit valves Drysuits Dyperbaric medicines EAPs EAP Ear pressure Ear wax Ears injuries Eco friendly Education Electronic Emergency action planning Emergency decompression Emergency plans Emergency underwater Oxygen Recompression Emergency Enviromental Protection Environmental factors Environmental impact Environmental managment Equalisation Equipment care Evacuations Evacuation Evaluations Even Breath Exercise Exhaustion Extended divetime Extinguisher Extreme treatments Eye injuries FAQ Factor V Leiden Failures Fatigue Faulty equipment Female divers Fillings Fire Coral Fire Safety Firefighting First Aid Equipment First Aid Kit First Aid Training First Aid kits Fish Identification Fish Fitness Training Fitness to dive Fitness Flying Fractures Francois Burman Fredive Free Student cover Free diving Free flow Freedive INstructor Freedive Training Freediver Freediving performance Freediving Gas Density Gas consumption Gas laws Gas mixes GasPerformance Gases Gastoeusophagus Gastric bypass Gastroenterologist Gear Servicing Gordon Hiles Great White Sharks Gutt irritations HCV HELP HIRA HMS Britanica Haemorhoid treatment Hazard Description Hazardous Marine life Hazardous marinelife Health practitioner Heart Attack Heart Health Heart Rate monitor Heart rates Heart rate Heart Heat stress Helium Hepatitis C Hepatitus B High temperatures Hip strength Hip surgery Hippocampus History Hot Humans Hydrate Hydration Hydrogen Hydroids Hydrostatic pressure Hyperbaric Chamber Hyperbaric research Hyperbarics Hypothermia Hypoxia IdentiFin Immersion Immine systems In Water Recompression Indemnity form Indian Ocean Indonesia Inert gas Infections Infra red Imaging Injections Instinct Instruction Instructors Insurance Integrated Physiology International travel International Interval training Irritation Joint pain Junior Open Water Diver KZN South Coast Kidneys Kids scubadiver KwaZulu Natal Labour laws Laryngospasm Lauren Arthur Learning to dive Legal advice Legislation Leukemis Liability Risks Liability releases Liability Life expectancy Lifestyle Lightroom editing Live aboard diving Liver Toxicity Liver diseas Low blood pressure Low pressure deterioration Low volume masks Lung Irritation Lung function Lung injuries Lung squeeze Lung surgery Lung MOD Maintenance Malaria Mammalian Dive Response Mammalian effect Marine Biology Marine Scientists Marine conservation Marine parks Marinelife Masks Master scuba diver Maximum operating depth Medical Q Medical emergencies Medical questionaire Medical statement Medication Mehgan Heaney-Grier Mermaid Danii Mesophotic Middle ear pressure Mike Bartick Military front press Mixed Gas Mono Fins Mooring lines More pressure Motion sickness Mozambique Muscle pain Mycobacterium marinum Nausea Nautilus Neck pain Neurological assessments Nitrogen Narcosis Nitrogen build up Nitrox No-decompression Non-rebreather Mask Normal Air Nosebleeds O2 providers O2 servicing OOxygen maintenance Ocean Research Ocean pollution Oil contamination Open water divers Orbital implants Oronasal mask Osteonecrosis Out and about Outreach Oxygen Cylinder Oxygen Units Oxygen deficit Oxygen deicit Oxygen dificiency Oxygen ears Oxygen equipment Oxygen masks Oxygen supply Oxygen therapy Oxygen P J Prinsloo PFI PJP Tech Part 3 Partner Training Philippine Islands Philippines Phillipines Photography Physioball Physiology Physiotherapy Pills Pistons Planning Plastic Pneumonia Pneumothorax Poison Pollution Pool Diving Post-dive Pre-dive Predive check Preparation Prepared diver Press Release Professional rights Provider course Psycological Pulmanologist Pulmonary Bleb Pulmonary Edema Pulse Punture wounds Pure Apnea Purge RAID South Africa RCAP REEF Radio communications Range of motion Rashes Rebreather diving Rechargeable batteries. Recompression chamber Recompression treatment Recompression Recycle Reef Conservation Reef surveyors Regulator failure Regulators Regulator Remote areas Renewable Report incidents Rescue Procedure Rescue breathing Rescue breaths Rescue training Rescue Resume diving Return to diving Risk Assessments Risk assesments Risk assessment Risk elements Risk management SABS 019 SafariLive Safety Stop Safety SaherSafe Barrier Salty Wanderer Sanitising Sara Andreotti Saturation Diving Save our seas Science Scombroid Poisoning Scuba Air Quality Scuba Injury Scuba Instructor Scuba children Scuba dive Scuba health Scubalearners Sea Horses Sealife Shark Protection Shark Research Shark conservation Shark diving Sharks Shoulder strength Sideplank Signs and Symptoms Sit-ups Skin Bends Skin outbreak Skin rash Snorkeling Snorkels Social Distancing Sodwana Bay Solomon Islands South Africa Spinal pain Splits Squeezes Stability exercise Standars Stay Fit Stents Step ups Stepping up Stroke Submerged Sudafed Sulawesi Supplemental oxygen Surface supplied Air Surfaced Surgeries Surgery Suspension training TRavel safety Tabata protocol Talya Davidoff Tattoes Technical Diving The Bends The truth Thermal Notions Tides Tips and trick Tooth squeeze Transplants Travel smarter Travel tips Travel Tropical Coastal Management Tunnelling Tweezers Ultrsound Umkomaas Unconsciousness Underground work Underwater hockey Underwater photographer Underwater photography Underwater pho University of Stellenbosch Urinary retention. Vaccines Vagus nerve Valsalva manoeuvers Vape Vaping Vasopressors Vasvagal Syncope Venting Virus infections Volatile fuels Washout treatments Wastewater Watchman device Water Resistance Water Weakness Weigang Xu Weights West Papua Wet diving bell Wetsuit fitting Wetsuits White balance Wide angles Winter Woman in diving Woman Women In Diving SA Women in diving Work of Breathing Workout Wound dressings Wreck divers Wreck dive Wreckdiving Wrecks Yoga Youth diver Zandile Ndholvu Zoology abrasion acoustic neuroma excision air-cushioned alert diver altitude anemia antibiotics anticoagulants antiseptics bandages barodontalgia bent-over barbell rows bioassays body art breathing air calories burn carbon dioxide toxicity cardiovascular cerebrospinal fluid checklist chemo port child clearances closed circuit scuba currents cuts dead lift decompression algorithms decongestants decongestion dehydration dive injuries dive medicing dive ready child dive reflex dive tribe diver in distress diver rescue diver training dive diving attraction doctors domestic travel dri-suits drowning dry mucous membranes dry suits dry e-cigarettes ear spaces elearning electrolyte imbalance electroytes emergency action plans emergency assessment equalising equalizing exposure injuries eyes fEMAL DIVERS fire rescue fitnes flexible tubing frediving freedivers gas bubble gas poisoning gastric acid gene expression health heartburn histidine hospital humidity immersion and bubble formation immersion pulmonary edema (IPE jaundice join DAN knee longevity lower stress malaise marine pathogens medical issues medical procedures medical risk assesment medications mental challenge micro-organisims minor illness mucous membranes nasal steroids nasal near drowning nematocysts neurological newdivers nitrogen bubbles off-gassed operating theatre operations orthopeadic outgas pain perforation phillippines physical challenges pinched nerves plasters polyester-TPU polyether-TPU post dive posture preserve prevention psychoactive pulmunary barotrauma rebreather mask rebreathers retinal detachment risk areas safety stops saturation scissors scuba equipment scuba single use sinus infections smoking snorkeling. spearfishing sterilising stings strength sub-aquatic swimmers ears tattoo care tecnical diver thermal protection toxicity training trimix unified standards vision impaired warmers water quality