DAN Case Study: Untrained Diver Dies Entangled in Kelp

This tragic case study illustrates just why professional training is so important before donning scuba gear and jumping in.

This tragic case study illustrates just why professional training is so important before donning scuba gear and jumping in. Continue reading “DAN Case Study: Untrained Diver Dies Entangled in Kelp”

May 2018 Roundup – a sample of recent Asia-Pacific Diving incidents

Suspected DCI, ear barotrauma… and plain old partying too hard the night before. Every month DAN Asia-Pacific receives calls from all over the region for a broad range of reasons. Here is a sample of calls received in May 2018.

Every month DAN Asia-Pacific receives calls from all over the region for a broad range of reasons. Here is a sample of calls received in May 2018: Continue reading “May 2018 Roundup – a sample of recent Asia-Pacific Diving incidents”

Stranded While Drift Diving

In this case recently reported to DAN AP, divers are stranded in open water when a drift dive doesn’t go according to plan.

In this case recently reported to DAN AP, divers are stranded in open water when a drift dive doesn’t go according to plan. Continue reading “Stranded While Drift Diving”

Carbon Monoxide (CO): A Very Bad Gas

It was a beautiful Caribbean day, water conditions were excellent but Anna was feeling confused. Author Simon Pridmore recounts a CO incident…

Author Simon Pridmore recounts a CO incident… Continue reading “Carbon Monoxide (CO): A Very Bad Gas”

April: A Sample of Recent Asia-Pacific Diving Incidents

Concussion, skin DCI and suspected pulmonary oedema, a few cases the DAN AP team helped with this month.

Concussion, skin DCI and suspected pulmonary oedema, a few cases the DAN AP team helped with this month. Continue reading “April: A Sample of Recent Asia-Pacific Diving Incidents”

How to: Accessorise Your Dive

Quality dive accessories exist to make diving not only safer but also simpler and more enjoyable. DAN’s Reilly Fogarty shares some tips on how best to accessorise your dive.

Quality dive accessories exist to make diving not only safer but also simpler and more enjoyable. Whether it’s an easy-to-use signalling device to get your buddy’s attention, a rugged cutting tool to get you out of a sticky situation or a bright light to illuminate a dark place, an effective accessory might be just what your gear bag is missing. DAN’s Reilly Fogarty shares some tips on how best to accessorise your dive. Continue reading “How to: Accessorise Your Dive”

Bent in Paradise

After a scary incident in Kalimantan, a diver learns the hard way why it’s important not to push your limits and take care of your own safety.

After a scary incident in Kalimantan, a diver learns the hard way why it’s important not to push your limits and take care of your own safety. Continue reading “Bent in Paradise”