Suspected DCI in the Philippines – numbness in hands

A diver in the Philippines suffers numbness in hands, but could have avoided recompression treatment, if DAN had been called first and the advice of our diving doctors followed.

Similar to the Manado case last week, in this case study, a diver in the Philippines suffers numbness in hands and received one recompression treatment, but this could have avoided recompression treatment, if DAN had been called first and the advice of our diving doctors followed.

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Dizziness and Tingling in Manado

A new diver accidentally misses her safety stop and experiences DCI-related symptoms.

A new diver accidentally misses her safety stop and experiences DCI-related symptoms.

This Member completed a dive to 18m for a total dive time of 40 minutes the previous day. She had forgotten to complete her safety stop when ascending, so decided to descend again to 5m to complete it. Continue reading “Dizziness and Tingling in Manado”

The jet boat driver used my dive flag as a target! Readers share their near-misses.

Last week we put a call out asking divers to share incidents concerning boat safety, and we received some interesting stories. Fortunately, in these cases there were no injuries, but the outcome could have been very different. Following is a review of the encounters: Continue reading “The jet boat driver used my dive flag as a target! Readers share their near-misses.”

Vanuatu: an air crash hinders evacuation

Evacuation challenges… recently we discussed the many and miriad challenges of evacuating divers in need of treatment. Here’s another example in Vanuatu: an air crash.

Evacuation challenges… recently we discussed the many and miriad challenges of evacuating divers in need of treatment. Here’s another example in Vanuatu: an air crash. Continue reading “Vanuatu: an air crash hinders evacuation”

New tailored dive insurance programs as DAN Expands Reach in the Asia-Pacific

In 2019, DAN will introduce new tailored dive insurance programs to fit the needs of the local and travelling market, expand its first-aid training programs and deploy additional medical and scientific resources in the Asia Pacific region.

In 2019, DAN will introduce new tailored dive insurance programs to fit the needs of the local and travelling market, expand its first-aid training programs and deploy additional medical and scientific resources in the Asia Pacific region. 
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Case Study: unrecognised ear barotrauma

Despite ear pain, a novice diver continues diving, and finds out the hard way that symptoms or signs of a possible ear barotrauma should not to ignored.

Despite ear pain, a novice diver continues diving, and finds out the hard way that symptoms or signs of a possible ear barotrauma should not to ignored. Continue reading “Case Study: unrecognised ear barotrauma”

Case study: persistent mild symptoms result in evacuation

Mild but persistent symptoms… a reminder that post-dive symptoms do not need to be extreme before a call is placed to DAN for advice/assistance.

Mild but persistent symptoms… a reminder that post-dive symptoms do not need to be extreme before a call is placed to DAN for advice/assistance. Continue reading “Case study: persistent mild symptoms result in evacuation”