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Forging a Blue Economy
August 2nd, 2021
“The resort’s mission to protect the world’s richest reefs is meaningless if we do not take immediate and decisive action to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions and their resultant effects on climate ...  Read More
by DAN Team
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It Takes a Village
August 2nd, 2021
A 2009 survey by the Ocean Project revealed that young people care greatly about ocean conservation, are motivated to act and often influence adults’ opinions. Informal educational opportunities run b...  Read More
by DAN Team
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DAN Member Profile: Tec Clark
August 2nd, 2021
Proper training, mentorship and many contact hours with students in the water are the keys to instilling values and creating better ambassadors for the sport, Clark said. Nobody is born a great diver;...  Read More
by DAN Team
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Hiatal Hernia
July 29th, 2021
There is always some degree of DCS risk any time you dive, so take measures to minimize that risk. Continuously monitor yourself for signs and symptoms of DCS following a dive, and seek medical attent...  Read More
by DAN Team
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Know the Risks
July 29th, 2021
Envenomation by certain box jellyfish can cause a rare condition known as Irukandji syndrome. An interesting case resulted when a diver experienced Irukandji syndrome in conjunction with nitrogen narc...  Read More
by DAN Team
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Pack Your Camera Equipment for a Dive Trip
July 13th, 2021
There is simply no way one can risk packing your valuable camera equipment into your check-in bags! Which means you must pack your expensive, valuable, fragile camera equipment into your hand luggage...  Read More
by DAN Team
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Macro Photography 101 with Kate Jonker - Part 1
May 7th, 2021
Macro photography is a great way to show the textures and details of your subject. Try to shoot in manual! Get out of that “underwater” or “auto” mode and take control of your camera! The more you ca...  Read More
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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DEMP: For more than dive Emergencies
December 11th, 2019
DEMP training, which teaches all the skills from four different first aid courses, can prove useful for more than just dive-related incidents. A spouse, friend or neighbor may need immediate CPR, and ...  Read More
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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 Team
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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 Team
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Aural Hygiene
May 25th, 2019
People are aware of their ears in many ways. Some people perceive the wax in their ears as a hygiene issue and overzealously clean it out This can cause problems of it own. Taking care of your ears be...  Read More
by DAN Team
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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 Team
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Your Dive Computer: Tips and tricks - PART 1
May 25th, 2019
Know your gear and how to use it to better your dive experience. One piece of equipment that has become essential to most divers is a dive computer. There is an surprising range in models available. ...  Read More
by DAN Team
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Safety Is In The Air
August 7th, 2016
​Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odourless, colourless and tasteless gas, usually produced by the incomplete combustion of carbon containing compounds. It is absorbed 200 times more by haemoglobin than ox...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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7 Mistakes Divers Make & How To Avoid Them
August 7th, 2016
​Health Few people enjoy perfect health for their entire lives. Adopting a healthy lifestyle early in life can help postpone ailments associated with ageing. When health issues present, it’s import...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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13 Ways to Run Out of Air & How Not To
August 6th, 2016
​Our self-contained underwater breathing apparatuses are only useful as long as the tank contains sufficient breathing gas. Scuba equipment allows us to breathe underwater, extending our ability to ex...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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More Water, Less Bubbles
August 6th, 2016
​Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than is taken in, and this can lead to medical problems that should be avoided. For you as a diver there is another concern: dehydration is a contr...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Don't Get Lost
August 6th, 2016
​Getting lost or left behind at sea is probably one of the scariest situations a diver can find himself in. Being alone at the surface in the middle of the ocean is something you do not want to experi...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Release The Pressure
August 6th, 2016
​Ear and sinus barotrauma can be caused by changes in ambient pressure. During descent, when pressure increases, divers must equalise air spaces in the sinuses (through the sinus ostium connecting the...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Propeller Safety
August 6th, 2016
​Of all the various types of diving injuries, those involving propellers are the most frightening. Sadly, several divers have been killed or seriously injured by propellers. We believe that many of t...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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The Aging Diver
August 6th, 2016
​Nowadays there are more divers at a higher age. They are eager to savour their active time as a diver as intensively as possible. Their well-chosen dive locations often lead them to the tropics and s...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney

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